THE LION'S DEN
A dream vacation on a luxurious yacht turns deadly in this pulse-pounding beach read and perfect book club pick about glamour, friendship, romance, and betrayal on the Riviera.
Belle likes to think herself immune to the dizzying effects of fabulous wealth. But when her best friend, Summer, invites her on a glamorous girls' getaway to the Mediterranean aboard her billionaire boyfriend's yacht, the only sensible answer is yes. Belle hopes the trip will be a much-needed break from her stalled acting career and uniquely humiliating waitressing job, but once aboard the luxurious Lion's Den, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems.
The dream vacation quickly devolves into a nightmare as Belle and the handful of other girlfriends Summer has invited are treated more like prisoners than guests by their controlling host, and Belle comes to see Summer for what she truly is: a vicious gold digger who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Belle soon realizes she's going to have to keep her wits about her -- and her own big secret close to her chest -- if she wants to make it off the yacht alive.
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"Katherine St. John's thrilling debut, The Lion's Den, gripped me from the first page. A breathtaking romp through the glamorous and decadent world of billionaires on the Riviera, this riveting tale of friendship and betrayal is sure to be the breakout hit of the summer. It is irresistibly wicked...I couldn't put it down!" ––Kathryn Stockett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Help
"Sex! Intrigue! Jealousy! Betrayal! Secrets! Batten down the book clubs, Katherine St. John is on deck! This dazzling novel is chock full of delicious characters, who flaunt their sins and peccadilloes, like the latest Birkin bag. Come aboard for a fabulous read, pure escape, beautifully written. Loved it!" ––Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of Tony's Wife
From Katherine St. John, author of The Lion’s Den, comes another sublimely escapist thriller: When dangerously handsome megastar Cole Power hires his ex-wife Stella Rivers to play opposite him in his son's film, he sparks a firestorm on an isolated island that will unearth long-buried secrets—and unravel years of lies.
In the midst of a sizzling hot summer, some of Hollywood's most notorious faces are assembled on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Genesius, to film The Siren, starring dangerously handsome megastar Cole Power playing opposite his ex-wife Stella Rivers. The surefire blockbuster promises to entice audiences with its sultry storyline and intimately connected cast.
Three very different women arrive on the set, each with her own motive. Stella, an in famously unstable actress, is struggling to reclaim the career she lost in the wake of multiple, very public breakdowns. Taylor, a fledgling producer, is anxious to work on a film she hopes will turn her career around after her last job ended in scandal. And Felicity, Stella's mysterious new assistant, harbors designs of her own that threaten to upend all their plans.
With a hurricane brewing offshore, each woman finds herself trapped on the island, united against a common enemy. But as deceptions come to light, misplaced trust may prove more perilous than the storm itself.
"A deliciously tantalizing read that immediately sucks you in. When people call something a page turner, this is what they mean! I couldn't put The Siren down and I didn't want to give it up when it was over." –– Abby Jimenez, bestselling author of The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist
“THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO on a beach, this shimmering jewel of a novel shares the captivating stories of three woman navigating the rocky shores of modern-day Hollywood.” –– Eliza Jane Brazier, author of If I Disappear
“On a vibrant and exotic Caribbean island, a film is being shot. Behind the glitz and glamour lie some truly dark secrets. The cast of actors and actresses made fabulously deceptive characters who kept me guessing right the way through. The Siren is a captivating mystery with a glamorous Caribbean setting and one of the most original and fascinating villains I've come across.”—Allie Reynolds, author of Shiver
THE SIREN by Katherine St. John is more than a juicy insight into Hollywood and its enigmatic stars; it's a wry look at the bright lights of fame that can both illuminate and incinerate. Alternating viewpoints of the three strong female protagonists are interspersed with news flashes and insider gossip allowing the reader to get inside the heads of each narrator, and to gather the careful clues and red herrings St. John expertly drops along the way. The exotic Caribbean setting and conflicted characters coupled with an edge-of-your-seat stormy climax makes this a book you will struggle to put down. – New York Times bestselling author Karen White
THE VICIOUS CIRCLE
From Katherine St. John, author of The Lion's Den and The Siren comes a twisty, escapist suspense about a mysterious jungle retreat center harboring violent secrets.
On a river deep in the Mexican jungle stands the colossal villa Xanadu, home to an ardent spiritual group devoted to self-help guru Paul Bentzen and his enigmatic wife Kali. But when Paul mysteriously dies, his entire estate—including Xanadu—is left not to Kali, but to his estranged niece Sveta.
Shocked and confused, Sveta travels from New York City to Mexico to pay her respects. At first, Xanadu seems like a secluded paradise with its tumbling gardens, beautiful people, and transcendent vibe. But soon the mystical façade wears thin, revealing a fanatical group drunk on promises of an impossible utopia, guided by a disturbing belief system and a charismatic, dangerously capable leader.
As the sinister forces surrounding Sveta become apparent, she realizes, too late, she can’t escape. Frantic and terrified, she discovers her only hope for survival is to put her confidence in the very person she trusts the least.
Coming from William Morrow Books
in September, 2022
"Deliciously dark, sultry, and twisty. In Xanadu, nothing is what it seems." --Elle Cosimano, USA Today bestselling author of Finlay Donovan Is Killing It
“Masterfully plotted and superbly twisty, The Vicious Circle is a read-in-one-sitting thriller. Katherine St. John enthralls the reader with this high-stakes battle between a charismatic cult leader and a young woman whose quest for the truth might prove to be her undoing. This novel will send you spiraling into a deadly vortex of greed, lust and lies.”
—Rose Carlyle, #1 international bestselling author of The Girl in the Mirror
The Vicious Circle is a chilling immersion into a disturbing cult disguised as a wellness center, tucked away in a secluded jungle paradise at the villa Xanadu. With the sudden death of spiritual leader, Paul, his estranged niece Sveta is left his entire estate. As we follow Sveta to Mexico to claim her inheritance - the terror ramps up page by page. When utopia turns sinister, Sveta struggles to survive and must put her faith in the person she trusts the least. A haunting, gripping novel. — Kaira Rouda, USA Today bestselling author