Please join the Newtown Bookshop as we welcome Ellen LaCorte on October 2nd at 7pm! Ellen will be featuring her debut thriller THE PERFECT FRAUD and will be speaking about her inspiration for the novel, her journey from a business career to writing and how she got her agent and publisher. And of course, she will be signing copies! All are welcome!
Publishers Weekly selects THE PERFECT FRAUD as a Summer 2019 Top Ten!
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ABOUT THE BOOK
In this propulsive debut thriller, two women with deep secrets are thrown together by an unexpected meeting that plunges both their lives into chaos. But it's a sick little girl whose fate hangs in the balance.
Motherhood is tough. But then, so is daughterhood. When we first meet Claire, she's living in Sedona, Arizona with her boyfriend Cal and ducking calls from her mother. Her mom is a world class psychic on the East Coast and Claire doesn't want her to discover the truth. Claire works in the family business and calls herself a psychic, but she doesn't really have "the gift" and hasn't for a long time. She's a fraud.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Rena, a young mother, has family issues of her own. She's divorced and her four-year-old daughter, Stephanie, suffers from mysterious, seemingly incurable stomach problems. No matter how many specialists Rena drags her to, no matter how many mommy-blog posts she makes about her child's health issues, trying to get help and support from her online community, Stephanie only gets sicker.
When Claire and Rena meet by chance on an airplane, their carefully constructed lives begin to explode. Can these two women help each other and can they help Stephanie before it's too late?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ellen LaCorte had a teaching degree and after graduation, she was jettisoned into the great unemployed. Ellen decided to get a job she thought would be fun and answered an ad for a human resources position.
A career was born. But, after thirty-five years in the field, it was time to try something new.
She doesn't know when she started to realize her heart was leaning elsewhere. Maybe it was performing in community theater and tackling other artistic endeavors. She kept ignoring the signs: that she was never happier than when she was singing or dancing or writing or painting. She finally made the leap into where her heart had already placed itself. It was frightening but wonderful to start over, with so much new to discover.
THE PERFECT FRAUD is Ellen's debut novel. She writes from New Jersey, blocks away from where Washington crossed the Delaware. Her husband, Mike, and Ellen have two grown sons, Chris and Nick, and Emma, a cat who is definitely a reincarnated dog.
In this propulsive debut thriller, two women with deep secrets are thrown together by an unexpected meeting that plunges both their lives into chaos. But it’s a sick little girl whose fate hangs in the balance.