Smart, suspenseful, and utterly addictive - Karen M. McManus, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying
Vivid, immersive and compulsive, the layers of detail are gorgeous, and the quick wit and devious twists mean that you know everyone is lying, but it's a rollercoaster ride to find out what they're lying about. - Alexia Casale, author of The Best Way to Bury Your Husband
Glamorous, shocking and deliciously deceptive. The kind of sharp, exciting and sophisticated mystery I just adore. - Chris Whitaker, NYT Bestselling Author
A joyous, addictive exploration of materialism and excess, beautifully conjuring Hong Kong in all its societal layers. This is a delightfully dark novel which brings to mind The Great Gatsby in early 21st Century Hong Kong. - Lisa Ballantyne, internationally bestselling author of The Innocent One

The Many Lies of Veronica Hawkins


Releasing May 2 2024

When Martina Torres arrives in the glamorous and vibrant metropolis of Hong Kong, newly married to her high school sweetheart, the world seems to be her oyster. But looks can be deceiving. Adrift in a foreign city, with no job and no friends, Martina chafes in her new role as Expat Wife. But her luck changes when she meets Veronica Hawkins. Beautiful, sophisticated, and very, very rich, Veronica is the epitome of Old Hong Kong–the last surviving member of a British mercantile dynasty that built the city during its colonial heyday. Martina can hardly believe her fortune when she’s taken under Veronica’s wing and into her confidence, with Veronica helping her to find a new apartment, a new career, and most importantly, a new self. Veronica transforms Martina’s life and then, shockingly, she dies. She disappears over the side of a yacht during a party attended by Hong Kong’s most influential people — yet somehow there are no witnesses. Was it murder? Suicide? A terrible accident? What really happened to Veronica Hawkins? Somebody knows but nobody’s telling.


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A twisty thriller with rich and complex female friendships. I tore through this one. - Kelley Armstrong, #1 NYT Bestselling author
With its richly drawn setting and thorny, complex characters, this story of two women, a friendship, and a fateful night keeps you guessing to the end. - Kate Alice Marshall, USA Today Bestselling Author
Sure-footed and razor-sharp, The Many Lies of Veronica Hawkins will keep you turning the pages long into the night. Toxic female friendship meets an edge-of-your seat thriller. A truly propulsive debut. - Carlie Walker, author of The Takedown