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Em McKinney is just trying to survive the spectacular media frenzy surrounding her divorce to her actor-husband, Callum Walsh. Escaping to her native Australia, Em signs up to housesit a beautiful farm in southern Tasmania, where she hopes to finish the cookbook she’s been dreaming of for years.

Surrounded by loveable dogs, quirky chickens, and Weetbix-loving goats, it’s almost too good to believe. But when a malicious note arrives on her doorstep, along with nosy neighbours, Em’s insecurities begin to weigh in.

When her mother suddenly disappears and the threats escalate, Em must trust in her own instincts – and her friends – if she’s going to uncover who is behind it all.

Everyone has secrets but now someone is out for revenge – and they’re dead set on succeeding.

This incredible page-turning suspense will have you glued to the pages late into the night. Anyone who loves THE HOUSEMAID won’t be able to put THE HOUSESITTER down.


This novel was inspired by my own experiences as a housesitter.

After being shown a property, my husband and I were shown ‘a pit’, where we were instructed to throw any dead carcasses during our housesit.

At first we were shocked, then my writer brain kicked in. I turned to my husband and said, “There’s a story there, begging to be written.”

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“This book grabs right on page one and never lets go. The short chapters … Just a few short lines and they reach right down into your soul with icy fingers, they are that effective! Think Alfred Hitchcock popped out from beyond and directed this book!”

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