The Day The Lies Began (18 August 2019)
Big Little Lies meets The Party. Kylie Kaden is the freshest, new voice in domestic noir.
‘It seemed simple at first – folding one lie over the next. She had become expert at feathering over the cracks to ensure her life appeared the same. But inside, it didn’t feel fixed.’
It happened the day of the Moon Festival. It could have been left behind, they all could have moved on with their lives. But secrets have a habit of rising to the surface, especially in small towns.
Two couples, four ironclad friendships, the perfect coastal holiday town. With salt-stung houses perched like lifeguards overlooking the shore, Lago Point is the scene of postcards, not crime scenes. Wife and mother Abbi, town cop Blake, schoolteacher Hannah and local doctor Will are caught in their own tangled webs of deceit.
When the truth washes in to their beachside community, so do the judgements: victim, or vigilante, who will forgive, who will betray? Not all relationships survive. Nor do all residents.
Sometimes doing wrong can feel completely right.
Missing You (2015)
‘Our lives were built around the strength of a kiss between strangers. Yet seven years on, look where it led us . . .’
When Aisha met Ryan she fell hard for his good looks and easy charm. Why worry that he didn’t want children or a 9 to 5 job? Nothing and no one would come between them.
But with the birth of their high-needs son, Eli, their extraordinary love is shackled into an ordinary life, their passion blunted by responsibility.
Until Ryan can’t take it anymore.
Now, following a mysterious phone call late one night, Aisha leaves four-year-old Eli in the care of her elderly father Patrick – and doesn’t come back.
As Patrick struggles with the grandson he barely knows or understands, his frustration with his missing daughter and absent son-in-law quickly turns to fear.
Particularly when blood is found in Aisha’s abandoned car . . .
Missing You is a tantalising love story and a seductive suspense novel from the author of Losing Kate
Included in the Wiki Top Ten Books Set In Australia – see full details here
“A layered, absorbing tale of love and suspense.” Book’d Out
‘The first thing you must know: I loved Missing You so much I read it in a night...Missing You is a fabulous second novel from Kaden and I cannot wait to see what she does next.‘ Debbishdotcom
‘Missing You had me hooked, desperate to find out what happened to Aisha’ Nicolehasread
‘I seriously loved this book…I’ve always had a fascination with twins, however, and when we were introduced to his brother, Luke, I was completely hooked. The clever plot is revealed in layers, and I loved the way the most ordinary conversations and situations were suddenly sinister as the story unfolded. Kaden makes some very intelligent observations (again, especially with Patrick, I found) and her handling of showing the good and bad aspects of mental health seems effortless.’ Lee – Goodreads Reviewer
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Losing Kate (2014)
Kylie’s debut novel – Losing Kate, is available through Random House.
Read the official blurb and sample chapters here
Writing The Dream (2017)
Kylie was a contributor to the non-fiction Anthology by 25 Australian writers sharing the good, the bad and the ugly about getting published.
.. the individuality and intimacy of their
personal narratives which will touch and
inspire you …” WILLIAM YEOMAN, THE WEST AUSTRALIAN