Evie Howland has problems.
Guns. Bombs. Murderers.
And that’s just on the page…
In real life she’s meant to be planning a wedding to adorable billionaire Daniel Bradley, but Evie is seriously snarled in the sixteenth book of her successful crime series. In fact, her protagonists are becoming almost impossible to wrangle: one is volatile after a messy divorce, and the other has that heated look in his blue eyes again. They’re both sick of being written. And frankly they’re getting a little…physical. Evie is beginning to wonder if she’s ever going to finish Book Sixteen and get them back into fiction where they belong.
But when a disturbingly familiar homicide surfaces in the city papers, it seems as if other, darker characters might have crossed the fiction-frontier too. In which case, Evie is in a lot of real-life trouble.
If she is going to survive it, Evie must face her own worst fears, and learn that real love can be the best way of writing her own story.
But can she change the ending?
Full of fast-paced adventure and dry humour, this smart and witty caper is perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich’s fun, action-packed Stephanie Plum novels, or Mary Stewart’s stylish romantic suspense.
the 2022 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense,
the Davitt Award for Best Crime Books by Australian Women and
the People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award
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SEQUEL TO CRIME WRITER
Crime writer Evie Howland is
officially beginning a 'happily ever after'.
In life, that is. Not in fiction.
She isn't planning to write anything fictional for a while, especially not the screenplay she just started. That's because her two most beloved characters, NYPD detectives Jay Ryan and Carolyn Harding are part of reality now, and her closest friends.
And she wants to keep it that way.
But when a murder victim is found in Central Park, Evie realises she's made a mistake somehow, and unleashed her own brand of fictional havoc on the real world-again. Not to mention that there's a new character on the loose: handsome mystery man Chris Murray, a brilliant thief with an equally brilliant smile and possibly a heart of gold. Is he involved in the murder?
To chase down answers from Murray, Evie must dive headfirst (literally) into his story, which turns out to be a lot more dangerous than she anticipated. There's a good chance she might not make it out alive.
Will she be able to redeem her mistakes, or will she end up losing everything that matters most?