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About Nicola Marsh
USA TODAY bestselling & multi-award winning author Nicola Marsh writes page-turning fiction to keep you up all night.
She has published 77 books, sold over 8 million copies worldwide and been translated into 25 languages.
She currently writes contemporary romance for Penguin Random House Berkley, women's fiction/rural romance for Harper Collins Australia's Mira imprint, and domestic suspense for Hachette UK's Bookouture/Grand Central Publishing in the US.
She's also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan, Amazon, iBooks and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a Romantic Book of the Year and National Readers' Choice Award winner, and a multiple finalist for awards including the Vivian Awards, Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers' Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, and More than Magic.
A physiotherapist for 13 years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two dashing young heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, barracking loudly for her beloved North Melbourne Kangaroos footy team, and her favourite, curling up with a good book!
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Numbness floods my body as I stumble up the steps leading to my house. Inside I know my five-year-old’s bed is empty, her dresser is ransacked, her overnight bag is gone. I can see her dolls lying untouched through the window of our perfect family home – in the place where I thought I could protect her forever. My daughter is missing.
You’d think my first instinct would be to call the police.
But I know who’s taken my daughter.
And I know that the police can’t help me.
Only I can convince the woman who has my baby to give her back. She thinks she knows my secrets… but she has no idea.
Fans of Liane Moriarty, Sally Hepworth and The Girl on the Train will love this utterly unputdownable domestic thriller from USA Today bestselling author Nicola Marsh.
What readers are saying about The Liar Next Door:
“Holy cow – I didn't want it to end!!!… Just forget about everything else going on in life or sleep – just cozy up on the sofa and dig in – this novel grips you from the start and doesn't let you go!… I stayed up way to late finishing this novel and I have no regrets!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Oh My!!!… So good I definitely did not want to put it down… A surprise ending that I never knew was coming.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“I am still shocked by the ending… A masterpiece… Flawless… Revelations made from start to finish, and I cannot believe that I did not guess any of them. If you like books/tv shows like Big Little Lies, you will love this book.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“The twists in this book gave me whiplash! It was a blast!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Kept me guessing for the whole book. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, there was another twist.” Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars
“I read this in one sitting, I couldn’t put down The Liar Next Door… A wild, twisting, ride rife with shocking turn of events. Nicola Marsh kicks ass again.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Probably one of the best books I've read… This wild read took me on a wild ride! I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see what would come next!... A crazy, unpredictable, wild, clever and exciting book.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“There should be a warning label on this book: Don't start reading unless you have a chunk of time!!!… Oh my goodness! I felt like I was on a rollercoaster with all the twists and turns… you won’t want to put this down!!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Wow, wow, WOW! Could not put this book down! I was so engrossed from the first chapter as it immediately pulled me in, determined to see what happened next.
He’s as handsome as I remember: broad shoulders, piercing blue eyes, hair the colour of burnt toffee.
The man who once meant the world to me. The reason I fled eleven years ago. I’ve never told anyone the terrible mistake I made that night. The secret we share. I’m still haunted by the crashing waves at the bottom of the cliffs, the blood…
But what is he doing at my sister’s house?
And then I see her. My baby sister. She smiles, she tips her hand so I can see the ring. And his arm slides around her waist, pulling her close…
A twisty and emotional domestic thriller for fans of Liane Moriarty, Kerry Fisher and Sally Hepworth from USA Today bestselling author Nicola Marsh. It will keep you turning the pages deep into the night absorbed by every last word.
What readers are saying about My Sister’s Husband:
“Give me a second to get my breath back because that was a rush!… I could have never expected the final plot twist… Marsh delivers an excellent read that will leave you shaking with adrenaline long after you finish. Believe me.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“This book left me utterly speechless! Wow!… I had a hard time putting it down to get anything done around my house!… The secrets!!! Oh my God the secrets this family kept was crazy!!!! I loved this book.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Had me saying WTH so often and the end blew me away… I was hooked from the beginning until the end.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“What an amazing book, reading it I felt I had it all worked out, then a huge plot twist, then another and another! Absolutely brilliant!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Get ready for a rollercoaster ride! I can't tell you how many times I said ‘OMG’ while reading this.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Wow just wow!! Nicola Marsh you've outdone yourself with this one!! From start to finish this one had me spinning!! It was so fast-paced. It's the most exciting book I've read in a long time.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Ten stars to the author for this one. A riveting, memorizing story that kept me up until two a.m.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
“OMG this is a crazy book, but oh soooooo gooooood! I loved, loved, loved the lies piled upon the deceit piled upon the betrayal. It was like unpacking an early birthday gift wrapped in tons of paper and with every layer I pulled away another secret was revealed.” B is for Book Review, 5 stars
“The ending completely blew me away… Intense and gripping. This book is domestic suspense at its finest.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“CRAZY and unpredictable. This was a page-turner.
Trusting his family was her first mistake.
All Ria ever wanted was a family. Growing up alone in foster care, she imagined just how it would be. So when she fell in love with Grayson and had their daughter Shelley, she was determined to make his family love her too. She knew she’d never fit in with her glamorous sisters-in-law, or at the exclusive picture-perfect Chicago parties her mother-in-law threw, but with Grayson’s arm around her waist she tried her best to be a Parker.
Everything changed when Grayson disappeared.
Until one morning, Grayson leaves the house for work and never comes home. Left to raise Shelley alone, Ria is forced to turn to her husband’s family, to let her intimidating mother-in-law into her life, allow her to babysit Shelley, and accept her financial support. She tries to ignore the feeling that her sisters-in-law never thought she was good enough. They say they have no idea what happened to Grayson, and she tries very hard to believe them.
But Ria is about to learn that every Parker wife has secrets.
And protecting her daughter might come at a terrible price…
Utterly compelling, The Last Wife is an emotionally-charged novel about what one woman will do to survive. Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Kerry Fisher and The Other Woman.
Readers love The Last Wife!
‘I was hooked from the thrilling prologue straight through to that jaw-dropping finale!... Drew me in and left me craving for more… Domestic suspense that'll easily have you swiping your night away.’ Misty’s Corner Reviews, 5 stars
‘WOW. I cannot say enough about this book! This book was the definition of a page turner – the plot twists kept me hooked up until the very end! Goodreads reviewer
‘What an amazing book. I couldn't put it down. Had my attention from start to finish. plenty of suspense and twists and turns. Just when I thought I had it figured out I was proven wrong.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Gripped right from the start, I couldn’t turn the pages on my kindle fast enough. Everything immediately drew me in… Taken on a wild addictive ride and what a bloody great ride it is!... Wickedly twisted, highly addictive, utterly deceptive and I absolutely loved it!’ Once Upon A Time Book Blog, 5 stars
‘Wow. Just wow. From beginning to end you had no idea where this book was going… This is a must read book… At one point you are yelling at the book because darn it tell me, the ending had me shook. I was quaking. Definitely not what I was expecting.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Deliciously good! I could hardly put it down. The family dynamics in this salacious drama feel like the best reality show mixed with a soap opera… I highly recommend this book to anyone.
I’m a marine scientist. He’s a CEO property developer out to ruin my family’s coastal legacy. He’s about to discover how far I’ll go to protect what’s mine.
Gemma loves her job, protecting the oceans from corporate sharks like Rory. So when the uptight property developer sets his sights on her family’s beachside land, what’s a woman to do but chain herself to his desk?
Rory hasn’t got time for disruptions. He has a lot to prove and that means making Devlin Corp number one in the country. But maybe hiring the beautiful crusader Gemma can help his business? After all, what better way to prove his company is environmentally conscious than having her on staff?
Neither count on their unexpected attraction being stronger than the tides…
(Previously published as Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire? by Harlequin Enterprises.)
Nicola Marsh is a Romantic Book of the Year winner.
“Literally takes your breath away.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer
“This book has it all!!!!!!!!!!!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer
My life is like one of those cheap snow globes my twins collected when they were younger. Shiny and pretty on the outside, blurred beyond recognition when shaken.
Ever since her twin girls left home, Marisa has felt there’s something missing from her life. Her sprawling mansion is no longer filled with laughter and chaos, and she’s desperate to feel needed... and to be distracted from the secret she’s been hiding from her husband for all these years.
Coffee with her best friends might be the only thing holding Marisa together. But Claire and Elly have their own secrets. Like why Claire hasn’t been to work in weeks, or why Elly won’t tell anyone who’s buying her flowers.
When Jodi, a pregnant young girl, turns up at Marisa’s doorstep, Marisa is quick to come to her aid. She sees herself in Jodi and she knows how devoting yourself to looking after others can take up all your time in the most marvellous way.
But Jodi’s arrival quickly pushes everyone’s lies to the surface. The father of her unborn child is someone the women know very well, and Marisa starts to wonder if her obsession with helping Jodi might come at a devastating price…
The Scandal has a twist that will take your breath away. An emotionally charged novel about secrets, affairs and perfect small towns from USA Today bestseller Nicola Marsh that will be devoured by fans of Kerry Fisher, Big Little Lies and The Other Woman.
What readers are saying about The Scandal:
“This book has it all!!!!!!!!!!! Scandal, secrets, lies, murder, mystery, love. You think you have figured out, but do you?... My first book by Nicola Marsh, won’t be my last.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“INCREDIBLE!... I was convinced multiple times that I had it figured out when I never actually did… It will stick with me for a while afterwards and I don't think I've ever read a thriller quite like this one before.” Goodreads reviewer
“Oh my goodness this book was fabulous… [an] all-consuming, completely engrossing story. The ending was incredible and not what I predicted at all. Amazing. Highly recommended. Five big stars.” Psycho-Thrilla Books, 5 stars
“Holy smokes… will rock you to the core… it's not just a scandal it's a gut-wrenching sucker punch that literally takes your breath away… I never saw that shocker coming towards me. Nicola's books are amazing and I can't wait to see what she's brewing up next! I'll take two please!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“I. Loved. This… I didn't see the ending coming until the moments that it was happening… it was impossible to pick who it could be.
He's blackmailing me. He thinks he's winning. But the game's only just beginning.
⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ "Absolutely delightful! Don't miss this winner!" NYT bestselling author Jane PorterWho said marriage had to be convenient?
LA party planner Poppy's side business—planning divorce parties as the Divorce Diva—is a secret.
When a new party prospect gives Poppy the opportunity to save her sister's company, she can’t pass it up.
But this time, she’s about to get way more than she bargained for.
Vegas golden boy Beck knows Poppy’s secret, and he’s not afraid to use it to get exactly what he wants—a wife.
With his reputation on the line, the only way he can repair the damage is by getting hitched, fast.
And if blackmail is the only way to get Poppy to the altar, so be it.
But they’re in the city of high stakes, and Poppy has a few aces up her sleeve.
It’s time to find out if they’re playing to win…or playing for keeps.
♥ Nicola Marsh is a Romantic Book of the Year and National Readers' Choice Award winner! ♥
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Harper Ryland has been on a self-imposed man ban for the last twelve months, after a particularly horrible breakup. Instead, she's focusing on the one thing she can control: her career as an up-and-coming food stylist. Harper's latest gig is her best friend's wedding, and she receives glowing praise throughout the night. When the Best Man, Manny Gomes, belittles her hard work, she wants to stab him with skewers from the buffet table, but she can think of something much better: to lead him on the entire wedding and then humiliate him in sweet revenge.
When the handsome Anglo-Indian doctor shows up in New Zealand a week later, while Harper's on her first international job, it's the last thing she needs. Everything about him rubs her the wrong way, but when suave Manny steps in to help after an unfortunate disaster, his chivalry gets under her skin a little, and Harper discovers lifting her ban while overseas is exactly what the doctor ordered.
Manny isn't looking for anything but fun either--especially not marriage, like his grandmother Izzy keeps pushing on him. But there's something about Harper that makes him want more, even though she keeps her distance, and they're about to discover how far he's willing to go to be with her. . . .
I’m a jeweller. He’s the CEO of a fashion house and my high school nemesis. Now we have to work together. What can go wrong?
Sapphire needs to save her jewel business. To do so, she’s desperate enough to team up with Patrick, CEO of a French couture house. She has no intention of mixing business with pleasure. But she doesn’t count on Patrick’s determination to resurrect the old spark between them.
Patrick has never forgotten Sapphire. She may act like he’s a flawed diamond incapable of salvaging, but he sees beneath her act. They’re good together, like the finest emerald choker combined with a strapless satin sheath.
And he’ll do whatever it takes to prove it to her…
From Melbourne to Paris, will this mis-matched couple find love?
Nicola Marsh is a Romantic Book of the Year winner!
(Previously published as Her Deal with the Devil by Harlequin Enterprises.)
Opposites clash in the addictive new small-town romance from USA Today bestselling Australian author Nicola Marsh.
A slick city boy with a mission. A free-spirited country girl with a cause. Fireworks are guaranteed...
Upstanding principal Jy Atherton dreads the next four weeks. As punishment for crossing his bosses, he's been lumped with the inglorious task of assessing Acacia Haven's tiny school with its, dare he say, 'hippie' curriculum. With the lowest test scores in the state, it's no wonder shutting it down is practically a foregone conclusion. But then he crosses paths with a spitfire who knocks him for six - pity he's already public enemy number one...
Teacher Summer O'Reilly loves her small town nestled along the beautiful coast. Returning was the best decision she ever made. The intentional living community of Serenity is thriving, and the children are its future. No way will she allow a jumped-up suit - no matter how good-looking - to close the school her precious students need.
For Rayne O'Reilly, Acacia Haven has always been serene on the surface, but there's a dark secret she's kept from everyone for decades, including her daughter, Summer. But after reviving old friendships and reconnecting with the past, will she finally have the courage to tear down the walls that have kept her trapped?
PRAISE FOR NICOLA MARSH:
'I've fallen in love with the small town and the close-knit community.' Instagram review @wherethefksyourcake
'A beautiful and touching story, underscored by emotional themes, Second Chance Lane is not to be missed.' - Mrs B's Book Reviews
'A satisfying read with plenty of drama and a big dollop of romance.' - The Weekly Times
For almost a decade, successful 37-year-old Samira Broderick has used her bustling LA practice as an excuse to avoid a trip home to Australia. She still resents her meddling Indian mother for arranging her marriage to a man who didn't stick around when the going got tough, but now with a new job Down Under, she's finally ready to reconnect with her. And while she's there, a hot international fling might be just what she needs to get out of her recent funk.
Aussie stuntman, Rory Radcliffe, has been hiding his stutter for years by avoiding speaking roles. When a job he can't refuse comes up as a reality show host, he knows he'll need some help for the audition: a dialect coach. But he finds himself at a loss for words when he discovers it's the same sexy woman with whom he just had a mind-blowing one-night stand...
Samira can think of many reasons why Rory is completely wrong for her: he's ten years her junior, for one, and he's not Indian--something Samira's mother would never approve of. Even if things were to get serious, there's no reason to tell her mother...is there?
A prodigal daughter returns to Brockenridge...
Eleven years ago Ruby Aston left Brockenridge - and its small-town gossip - for the anonymity of the big city. Now, a grieving Ruby is forced to come home to the place she loathes. But it also means returning to someone she's always regretted leaving behind...
Connor Delaney is determined to prove himself and not get by on his family name alone. To do this he needs to acquire the local roadhouse. He never anticipated the owner would be the same 'bad girl' who ditched him at the high school ball and was never heard from again.
For Alisha Nathieson, the grief of suddenly losing her dear friend and employer Clara Aston has forced her to examine her choice to stay and support her ageing parents. As she battles a growing need to explore her past, temptation wars with duty. And then there are her feelings for handsome chef Harry, who has secrets of his own...
In following their hearts, will this unlikely trio lose what they've craved all along?
'A satisfying read with plenty of drama and a big dollop of romance.'The Weekly Times
I'm supposed to be on my honeymoon. But not with the hot guy who ends up being my enemy.
⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ "Witty, sexy, sassy and fun!" New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips
What happens on the island stays on the island…
Allegra’s well-planned life has imploded, personally and professionally. To save her company, she reluctantly embarks on her honeymoon to land the eco-island’s lucrative advertising account. But when a lingerie mishap at the airport lands her in the arms of a sexy Aussie, Allegra has no idea how crazy her life’s about to get.
Jett is headed to a South Pacific resort to resurrect his reputation after his best friend ran his business into the ground. Discovering the tempting Allegra on his flight is an unexpected bonus. But Jett’s unaware Allegra’s his nemesis and after a sizzling week together there’s more at stake than his heart.
♥ Nicola Marsh is a RBY (Romantic Book of the Year) and National Readers' Choice Award winner! ♥
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