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Katherine St. John / Katherine Wood

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LADYKILLER

 ON SALE JULY 9

by Katherine Wood

Everyone has a story. But not everyone's story is true.

  

When a young woman vanishes from her remote Greek islands estate, her best friend races to find her, using clues found in the explosive manuscript she left behind…

 

Gia and Abby are childhood friends, forever bonded by the tragedy that unfolded in Greece when they were eighteen. Now thirty, heiress Gia is back in Greece with her new husband, entertaining glamorous guests with champagne under the hot Mediterranean sun, while bookish Abby is working fourteen-hour days as an attorney. When Gia invites Abby on an all-expenses-paid trip to Sweden to celebrate her birthday, Abby’s thrilled to reconnect.

 

But the day of her flight, she receives an ominous email that threatens to unearth the skeletons of her past, and when she and Gia's brother Benny arrive in Sweden, Gia isn’t there. Worried, Abby and Benny fly to Greece, where they finds Gia’s beachfront estate eerily deserted, the sole clue to her whereabouts the manuscript she penned, detailing the events leading up to her disappearance. Gia’s narrative reveals the dark truth about her provocative new marriage and the dirty secrets of their seductive guests, a story almost too scandalous to be believed. But the pages end abruptly, raising more questions than answers. 

 

How much of Gia’s story is true? Where is she now? And will Abby find her before it’s too late?                         

Books

BOOKS as Katherine St. John

The Lion's Den

THE LION'S DEN

The Siren

THE SIREN

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THE VICIOUS CIRCLE

Press

IN THE PRESS

The Lion’s Den is classic escapist reading, in every sense of the word... St. John wraps a fun yarn around a sinister mystery... After all, a vacation gone wrong is great fun, as long as you’re not on it.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

St. John's sizzling debut sparkles with yacht and fashion porn... Blingy, swingy fun plus a well-crafted socially conscious suspense plot: anchors aweigh!

KIRKUS

Once the story gets going, clever twists abound... fans of Liane Moriarty and Jessica Knoll will devour this story of beautiful people with horrible secrets.

BOOKLIST

A delicious read...

brilliant

MARIE CLAIRE

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COSMOPOLITAN

MAGAZINE

to read an exclusive excerpt of The Vicious Circle in Cosmopolitan Magazine

[In The Siren] St. John delivers on the promise of her 2020 debut, The Lion’s Den, with this superb tale of revenge and unbridled ego... action, intrigue, murder, and heart-stopping adventure... This is pure, riveting entertainment. 

– PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY
*STARRED REVIEW

Salacious... a reading experience that’s as layered and decadent as a slice of tiramisu... If you put “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,” “Gone Girl” and “Big Little Lies” into a blender, you might get “The Siren” — pulpy and scandalous enough to compete with a glossy-paged gossip rag, but with brisk, lucid writing.

– Emily Henry for 
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

 

[In LADYKILLER] Wood spins a delightfully steamy, scintillating, and enchanting puzzle of a tale that will keep eagle-eyed readers on their toes. A perfect summer read.

– BOOKLIST

“The Talented Mr. Ripley meets Verity in this salacious and cunning thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. Masterfully written, Ladykiller is this summer's perfect beach read!" 

– Jeneva Rose, NYT Bestselling author of Where the Bodies Are

Bio

BIO

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Katherine Wood also writes under the pen name Katherine St. John. She is a native of Mississippi and a graduate of the University of Southern California who spent over a decade in the film industry as an actress, screenwriter, and director before turning to penning novels. When she's not writing, she can be found hiking or on the beach with a good book. Katherine currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters.

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