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The Fiction Writer

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About The Book

A gripping tale of romance, intrigue and deadly secrets – for fans of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, Colleen Hoover’s Verity and Taylor Jenkins Reid’s The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

Last night I dreamt I went to Malibu again...

Once-rising literary star Olivia Fitzgerald is in a downward spiral. After her second novel, a retelling of Rebecca, fails, her third novel can’t find a publisher. And Olivia's boyfriend breaking up with her hasn’t helped her creativity much either. Broke, newly single and struggling to write another book, she jumps at the chance for a high-paying ghostwriting job when her agent calls with the opportunity.

It almost seems too good to be true: all she has to do is spend a few weeks in Malibu interviewing Henry ‘Ash’ Asherwood, a recently widowed billionaire recluse, who wants her to write a book about a stunning family secret involving his grandmother and Daphne du Maurier.
But when she arrives at his Malibu estate, nothing is what it seems. For one thing, Ash is strangely reluctant to truly share his family secrets with Olivia, and she keeps catching him in lies. For another, he seems more interested in her than their writing project. (Though is that really such a bad thing?) And when she discovers a more recent secret, Olivia finds herself caught up in a gothic mystery of her own.

Can she rewrite the past to reveal the deadly truth?

About The Author

(c) Galen Evans

Jillian Cantor has a BA from Penn State University and an MFA from the University of Arizona. She is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of eleven novels for teens and adults which have been chosen for Indie Next, Library Reads, Amazon Best of the Month and have been translated into thirteen languages, including, most recently Beautiful Little Fools. Cantor currently lives in Arizona with her husband and two sons. Her twelfth novel, The Fiction Writer, will be published in 2023.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (November 28, 2023)
  • Runtime: 9 hours and 36 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781761422447

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‘Juicy, suspenseful and irresistible ... Daphne du Maurier herself would stay up late into the night, turning pages to discover all the delicious and surprising twists in this wonderfully inventive novel.’

Nina de Gramont, author of The Christie Affair

‘An excellent homage to a classic and a strong story in its own right … a fantastic book’

Glam Adelaide

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