What happens when someone else’s past catches up with you? 

Elizabeth Miller had lived in Deni her entire life. In a small rural town, Beth’s biggest problem is telling her protective and fiercely private father that she has a boyfriend. 

But when her dad disappears before her and Jonah’s eyes, Beth’s life is turned upside down and she’s running for her life. Her family’s secret past has caught up with them, and someone wants her dead. 

Beth has been unwittingly prepared for this moment her entire life. Can she find the truth before they find her?


Tamara Bennett is going to be the first journalist to strictly report only good news. Finished with high school, Tamara is ready to say goodbye to her sleepy little town and part-time job at the local paper. O-weeks awaits, which means parties, cute boys and settling into student res with her best friend Relle.

Things take an unexpected turn, however, when she arrives home to find her house ransacked and her life in danger. What is this mysterious note? And why does it mean so much to one of Australia's most powerful media moguls? Caught between a bitter rivalry and dangerous family secret, who can Tamara trust? Or should she trust herself?

Awards and Recognition:

  • Gold Inky Award 2018 – Longlisted. 


Ebony Marshall is in her final year of high school. Five months, two weeks and four days . . . She can't wait to leave the town where she's known only as ‘Black'. Because of her name, of course. But for another reason, too. 

Everyone says Black Marshall is cursed. 

Three of her best friends have died in tragic accidents. After Oscar, the whispers started. Now she's used to being on her own. It's easier that way. 

But when her date for the formal ends up in intensive care, something in quiet little Dainsfield starts to stir. Old secrets are revealed and terrifying new dangers emerge. 

If only Black could put all the pieces together, she could work out who her real enemies are. Should she run for her life, or stay and fight?

Awards and Recognition:

  • Davitt Best Young Adult Crime Novel 2017 – Longlisted.

  • #1 Australian YA bestseller (new release) 2016/2017.

  • #2 Australian YA bestseller 2016/2017.


Taylor and Sierra have been best friends for their whole lives. But Taylor’s fed up. Why does Sierra always get what – and who – she wants? From kissing Taylor’s crush to stealing the guy they both met online for herself, Sierra doesn’t seem to notice when she hurts her friends.

So when Sierra says Jacob Jones is the one and asks her friends to cover for her while she goes to meet him for the first time, Taylor rolls her eyes.

But Sierra doesn’t come back when she said she would.

One day. Two days. Three . . .

What if Taylor’s worrying for nothing? What if Sierra’s just being Sierra, forgetting about everyone else to spend time with her new guy?

When Taylor finally tells Sierra’s mum that her daughter is missing, Taylor and her friends are thrown into a dark world they never even knew existed.

Can Taylor find Sierra’s abductor in time? Or should she be looking for a killer?

"Gripping, devastating and terrifying. The scariest thing is that everything that happens in Risk is all too possible."

–Rebecca James, bestselling author of Beautiful Malice

Awards and Recognition:

  • Davitt Best Young Adult Crime Novel 2016 – Winner.

  • Davitt Best Debut Crime Book 2016 – Joint winner.

  • Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature – Winner.

  • YABBA (Young Australian Best Book Award) 2017 - Winner

  • Indie Book Awards 2016 – Shortlisted. 

  • West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYRBA) 2017 – Shortlisted.

  • Top 10 Australian Bestseller 2015/2016.


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