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So what's it all about?
Ellis Crawford is a successful, if rather arrogant, young author who shot to fame and fortune writing the Jenna Crane mystery series. The success of these books amongst young adult readers has led him to international acclaim and a lucrative Hollywood movie deal.
Vulnerable neighbour, Chloe, out searching for her lost cat, meets and falls in love with Ellis. A huge fan of the Jenna Crane stories, Chloe soon offers herself, heart and soul, to the author, but Ellis is reluctant to commit himself and the relationship ends in disaster six months later.
Shortly afterwards, Ellis meets Emily who represents everything he considers perfect in a woman. But feisty Emily is the polar opposite of gentle Chloe and gradually Ellis comes to realise quite how badly he treated his former girlfriend. Added to his nagging guilt is the fact that Emily feels nothing but contempt for the Jenna Crane series and believes Ellis is wasting his talents.
When Emily suggests he kills off his popular heroine to focus on more serious projects and Ellis agrees, he finds himself haunted by memories of Chloe and his idyllic life gradually begins to fall apart. Then when literary works he has published under different pseudonyms mysteriously become public knowledge, his agent, publishers, devoted readers and even Hollywood all turn against him.
With his reputation in shreds, Ellis begins to seek answers, but finds these in the strangest places… and they turn his life completely upside down.
Here are just some of the comments from readers:
"I think it is her best yet. Beautifully-written, as I have come to expect from this author, with superb characterisation. But what makes it stand out is the sheer originality of the plot"
"I enjoyed the book for many reasons, and can recommend it wholeheartedly."
"Well worth putting off your to-do list to read it in one sitting! So what are you waiting for?"
"Expect the unexpected. Job well done."
"She kept me guessing until the end with one surprise after another. This is a book that won't disappoint."
I hope you'll grab it while you can - and, more than anything, I hope you'll enjoy it. Do come back and tell me - I'd love to hear from you.