Not Mine 

To Take

Even paradise can hide dark secrets

When bestselling romantic novelist Hope Madison discovers her husband’s infidelity, the threads holding together her life, ten-year marriage and career, start to fray and unravel.


Under pressure from her literary agent and best friend, Martha Klein, to rewrite her rejected latest novel, Hope seeks sanctuary on Tern Island – an idyllic tidal island on the beautiful New England coast, gifted to her by her wealthy husband.


Broken and depressed, with only her faithful golden retriever Bella for company, Hope settles in for a summer of renewal at her beloved Tern Lodge. What starts out as an escape soon becomes something far more sinister.


The locals in the nearby town seem resentful of her presence and Hope can’t understand why?


Alone and isolated, cut off from the mainland twice a day, Hope’s imagination runs wild. 


Are the rumors of kidnap and murder the stuff of legend perpetuated to scare away strangers and interlopers? Or is Hope being warned off?


After a series of unexplained events, Hope questions her sanity…


Is someone out there? Is someone watching her every move? Is someone biding their time?

Not Hers To Take

All lives are precious. Are some lives more precious than others?

Ruby Rivers is lost…


Betrayed by the man she loves, ostracized by her wealthy mother and high-flying sister, Ruby runs away to a world populated by drug users and abusive men.


When her mother dies prematurely, Ruby finds the strength to rebuild her shattered life and start anew.

But life is never that simple… Ruby has something precious... Something people want… 

Who can she trust?

Her sister? Best friend? Her lover?

Who stands to gain the most from Ruby’s death?

Not Theirs To Take

What do you do when it’s time to move on, but your past won’t let you?

Fifty-one-year-old Manhattan restaurant maitre de Gina Tate is dying inside.


Denied an equity stake in the Michelin starred restaurant where she has worked for thirty years, Gina decides the time is right to chase her dream of owning a seafood restaurant on Maine’s picturesque coast.


Keen to progress and complete The Point At Larch Point, Gina finds herself confused and disillusioned by husband Greg’s sudden, stubborn reluctance to move the development forward. After a furious argument, resolving to go it alone, Gina leaves New York without Greg.


Alone in a dilapidated boathouse on an isolated headland, with too much time on her hands, haunted by her past, and with the local community closing ranks around her, Gina’s supercharged imagination runs wild…


The fine line between what’s real and imagined, the past and the present, blurs…


When she discovers four girls have gone missing in the local area over the previous decades, Gina asks around…


Her dream becomes a waking nightmare…


A waking nightmare that only one person can break…



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