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About Natalie Barelli
Natalie Barelli can usually be found reading a book, and that book will more likely than not be a psychological thriller. When not absorbed in the latest gripping page-turner, Natalie loves cooking, enjoys riding her Vespa around town and otherwise spends far too much time at the computer. She lives in Australia, with her family.
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"A must read for everyone who loves psychological suspense!!!! Goodreads reviewer
Everyone has secrets, and Rachel Holloway is no exception. She’s worked hard to keep the past where it belongs: dead and buried. And so far, she’s been very successful.
But now the small newspaper where she works wants to produce a podcast on a cold case: the disappearance twelve years ago of young Molly Forster.
Some secrets should never see the light of day, and as far as Rachel is concerned, whatever happened to little Molly is one of them. Rachel has a life now, a boyfriend she loves and a three-year-old daughter she adores, and she will do anything to protect them.
But to do that, no one can ever know that she is Molly Forster.
Becoming a stepmother is the best thing that ever happened to me. My favorite part of every day is picking Charlie up from school, watching her little rucksack bounce behind her as she skips over for a hug. After a few rocky months of panic attacks when her mother deserted her, Charlie is flourishing. But the day Charlie’s mother Bronwyn returns without warning—showering Charlie with gifts and making promises she can’t keep—fear ripples through me.
When I raise my concerns, no one wants to listen. Everyone loves Bronwyn, and I sound like the jealous new wife. But they don’t know her like I do. They don’t know the dangerous lengths she will go to get what she wants.
But nothing is more important to me than Charlie’s safety.
And they don’t know just how far I will go to protect that little girl…
A completely gripping and totally addictive psychological thriller that will send shivers down your spine. Fans of The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us or The Other Wife will devour this twisty page-turner in one sitting!
Everyone is talking about Unforgivable:
“OMG, my head has not stopped spinning… amazing… from the first letter until the last full stop. 5 stars!” B for Bookreview, 5 stars
“Absolutely on the edge of my seat until the last page.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“This dark, devious, dishful book was like eating a midnight snack of the last slice of your favorite cake. The thrills, suspense and endless cat and mouse games keep you intrigued from start to finish. And don't get me started on that ending. Fluffers! I think I need a piece of my GOOD chocolate after this!” Goodreads reviewer
“I started this by the pool on a Sunday, and I did not go inside until I was finished. Make sure you clear you day for this one! It’s truly the definition of unputdownable.” @cabingirlreads, 5 stars
“I lost track of time. One minute it was breakfast then all of a sudden it was time for dinner… What more could you ask for in a book?” Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars
“A really fantastic rollercoaster of a book. So easy to read and so gripping… I finished it in a day!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Unputdownable! All the stars… read, read, read.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Once you start you don’t stop until you finish.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“A page-turner that will have you staying up WAY too late to finish… grabs you and won't let you go!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Well, where do I start? This was a hell of a ride… Loved it.
When I arrive unannounced at my husband’s studio in need of a shoulder to cry on after hearing that my best student, Alex, has died, I see a pair of wine glasses drying by the sink and my deepest fear is confirmed: my husband is having an affair.
Most women would fall to their knees in tears and throw him out of the house—but I just can’t bring myself to do it.
Instead, I go home and cook a healthy dinner for our children, walk the dog and unload the dishwasher without complaint. I will make him see that I’m still the woman he married; attractive, successful, the glue that holds our perfect family together. I need this marriage to work to protect a terrible secret of my own, something that would destroy everything I’ve already sacrificed so much for.
But when the police arrive at my door asking questions about Alex’s death that I can’t answer, and threatening text messages start appearing on my phone, I know that someone close has been watching me very carefully.
The truth is, there are three people in my marriage, but only one of them is deadly…
An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a twist that will knock you sideways, perfect for anyone left hungry for more after The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us or The Other Wife.
Everyone is talking about Unfaithful:
‘Wow just wow!! Nail-biting and suspenseful in the best way possible! What a ride!… I devoured this book in one sitting… I could feel my adrenaline surging through my veins the closer I got to the end. I was having palpitations with every twist!’ Mrs Leifs, 5 stars
‘WOW, where to even begin? I LOVED this book… I did NOT expect that ending… I was gripped right from the very first page… I could not put it down… YOU WILL LOVE this book… one of my favourite books of 2020.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Holy-freaking hell!… tense, sharp, dark, twisty and final revelation that I honestly did not expect… a delicious sucker punch!… I loved it!… your mind will be blown!’ Nulifer Ozmekik
‘What a ride! I LOVED it! I loved the plot, I loved the characters and I LOVED the ending! Highly recommend!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I read this book in 24 hours, waking up on a Friday morning with my kindle on top of my face I immediately started reading again… Seductive, sexy, shocking… so many crazy twists in this book… 5 huge stars… I literally could not put it down.
Katherine knew she’d had too many drinks, but they were only going a short distance. And as Eve pointed out, it was late, there was no traffic anyway...
Now, Katherine would give anything to turn back the clock. If anyone ever found out about the accident, it would ruin her life. But no one needs to know because Eve was there too, and she’s going to help make it all go away.
Except something's not quite right with Eve, and by the time Katherine realizes that…
It's too late.
What readers are saying about The Accident:
A great thriller that captures you right away!. If you start this book you may not want to put it down until you’re done. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Natalie Barelli is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors! Great twists as usual!
One of the best books I've ever read! So many twists in this crazy story you are constantly on edge!! Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Unputdownable!!! A hair raising book of the best kind. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
One of the best thriller I have read this year. 10 stars Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
"...Dark and bitingly funny!"
She's a liar. She's a stalker. She's in your house.
When Claire sees Hannah Wilson at an exclusive Manhattan hair salon, it's like a knife slicing through barely healed scars. It may have been ten years since Claire last saw Hannah, but she has thought of her every day, and not in a good way. So Claire does what anyone would do in her position—she stalks her.
Hannah is now Mrs. Carter, living the charmed life that should have been Claire's. It's the life Claire used to have, before Hannah came along and took it all away from her.
Back then, Claire was a happy teenager with porcelain skin and long, wavy blond hair. Now she's an overweight, lazy drunk with hair the color of compost and skin to match. Which is why when Hannah advertises for a housekeeper, Claire is confident she can apply and not be recognized. And since she has time on her hands, revenge on her mind, and a talent for acting…
Because what better way to seek retribution—and redress—than from within the beautiful Mrs. Hannah Carter's own home?
Except that it's not just Claire who has secrets. Everyone in that house seems to have something to hide.
And now, there's no way out.
What readers are saying about The Housekeeper:
One of the best cat and mouse books I have read in a long time! Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
This is a tense thriller … dark and bitingly funny humor that gets weaved in. The twist was totally unexpected, and I was very satisfied from start to finish! Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Riveting! Couldn’t put it down! Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Well written and twisty! Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
This is one of my faves so far! The story line just drew me in and I honestly could not stop reading it! Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
She thought they had the perfect marriage...
Tamra never dreamed she would marry someone like Mike Mitchell: handsome, rich, a wonderful husband... until she finds out that Mike is having an affair.
But Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Mike Mitchell should have remembered that before he made a fool of her.
Because Tamra knows something about Mike. Something he did. Something evil. And she was prepared to carry the secret to her grave.
To make matters worse, Mike’s daughter Madison has come to visit for a few days, and Madison doesn’t like Tamra. Well, that's too bad, because Tamra doesn’t have time to argue. She’s too busy ruining Mike’s life while remaining, on the surface at least, the perfect, loyal wife.
But when Tamra's plan spirals out of control, she finds that things are not what they seem.
And now, it's too late.
She should never have said ‘yes’…
When Beatrice said she wanted to publish her next novel under Emma’s name, Emma couldn’t believe it. Why on earth would Beatrice Johnson Greene, the famous crime writer, not want to publish her new book as herself?
This time, Beatrice explained, she wanted to write something different, and publish it as an unknown author. She was too famous—and she needed Emma’s help.
After everything Beatrice had done for her, Emma could hardly refuse. But what was meant to be a favour has turned into a betrayal, and now Emma has done something terrible, something shocking, and the consequences are terrifying…
Revised edition: This edition of Until I Met Her includes editorial revisions.
Emma’s friends are close. Her enemies are closer.
Emma Fern has won at life: she’s a prize-winning author and she’s blissfully happy with her husband, Jim. It wasn’t an easy rise to the top, but Emma knows you can’t achieve success without sacrifice. The trouble is, Jim knows that too.
As her literary triumph starts to fade into the past, Emma comes under pressure to write a second bestseller. But her big secret is that she didn’t write the first one. She’s a fraud, and the only people who ever knew the truth are…no longer a problem.
What Emma didn’t count on was Jim playing the long game too. He has his own secrets—and a dangerous plan that could derail her beautifully orchestrated life. Faced with the loss of everything that defines her, Emma is forced to take increasingly desperate steps.
She won’t go down without a fight. And as Jim should know, she won’t fight fair.
Ma qualcuno lo sa...
Katherine sapeva di aver bevuto troppo, ma doveva guidare solo per un breve tratto. «E comunque non c'è traffico.» aveva sottolineato Eva. Avevano trascorso una serata fantastica insieme. Anche ora, mentre stava tornando verso casa con Eva sapendo che non avrebbe dovuto guidare, si sentiva un po' monella. Faceva tutto parte del divertimento.
Ora non più.
Se qualcuno venisse a conoscenza dell'incidente, rovinerebbe la vita di Katherine e distruggerebbe tutto ciò per cui si è sacrificata. E poi c'è sua figlia Abigail. Cosa le succederebbe?
Ma nessuno lo saprà perché c'era anche Eva, e l'aiuterà a mettere a tacere tutto.
Solo che Katherine sta per scoprire che questa non è la fine dell'incubo...