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  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143783213
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99
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Fatal Inheritance




Reminiscent of a classic Golden Age mystery, Fatal Inheritance is the captivating story of a woman rediscovering herself, amidst the razzle-dazzle and decadence of the French Riviera.

An intoxicating novel set in 1948, about dysfunctional families and long-hidden secrets, set against a backdrop of all-day pool parties, cocktails and glamour on the seductive French Riviera.

‘But don’t you think it strange?’ she presses him. ‘That this man I have never heard of should have left me such a gift?’

It’s 1948, and Eve Forrester is trapped in a loveless marriage, in a gloomy house, in a grey London suburb.

Then, out of the blue, she receives a solicitor's letter. A wealthy stranger has left her a mystery inheritance. And to find out more, she must to travel to the glittering French Riviera.

There Eve discovers that her legacy is an enchanting pale pink villa overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Suddenly her life could not be more glamorous. But while she rubs shoulders with film-stars and famous writers, under the heat of the golden sun, rivals to her unexplained fortune begin to emerge. Rivals who want her out of the way.

Alone in this beguiling paradise, Eve must unlock the story behind her surprise bequest – before events turn deadly . . .


‘Thrilling, seductive, utterly absorbing’ Paula Hawkins on A Dangerous Crossing

'An exquisite story of love, murder, adventure and dark secrets' Lisa Jewell on A Dangerous Crossing

  • Pub date: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143783213
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Rachel Rhys

Rachel Rhys is the pen-name of a successful psychological suspense author. A Dangerous Crossing is her debut novel under this name. The story is inspired by a real diary which the author discovered by accident while helping her mother move house. It was written with care and attention by a servant girl who travelled from England to Australia on a cruise liner in the late 1930s.

Rachel Rhys lives in North London with her family, including a much-loved dog.

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