She's the celebrated author of a best-selling novel, adored by legions of fans everywhere, shortlisted for the prestigious Poulton Prize.

It all happened so fast. Less than a year earlier no one had heard of Emma Fern. But then by chance, Emma meets her favorite writer, the doyenne of crime fiction Beatrice Hodgson-Greene, and life suddenly becomes a lot more exciting.

Beatrice takes Emma under her wing, she will even help her write her own novel, she will be her mentor. And before long, Emma becomes one of the most celebrated novelists of her generation.

But Emma Fern has a secret: She didn't write a single word of it.

And now, someone knows...

Some secrets are worth killing for.


Natalie Barelli

You will usually find Natalie Barelli reading a book, and that book will more likely than not be a psychological thriller. Writing a novel was always on the bucket-list, and while on a break from work, she decided to give it a try. She hasn’t stopped writing since. When not absorbed in the latest gripping page-turner, Natalie works as an IT professional, loves cooking when she has the time, knits very badly and spends far too much time at the computer. She lives in rural NSW, in Australia.

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