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A Shadow at the Door

By Jo Dixon

From the bestselling author of The House of Now and Then comes a vividly portrayed story that reveals the darkness of greed and desire where people will stop at nothing to get what they want. No matter the cost …

After a brutal attack and the breakdown of her marriage, life has taught former TV star Remi Lucan that it’s safer to not rely on anyone. Instead, she’s buried herself in Hobart, transforming her dilapidated sandstone house back to its former splendour, and it has been her proudest achievement. Better than her short-lived acting career. Definitely better than being a smile-on-command trophy wife. But when she runs out of money, her wealthy ex-husband tries to force the sale of the property and Remi realises her only option is to lower her defences and take in tenants.

At first her biggest problem is adjusting to the intrusion of two unlikely housemates, but when a series of ‘accidents’ turns ugly, it becomes clear these incidents are more than pranks. Someone is out to get Remi, and they won’t stop until they destroy her…

Another twisty mystery from the bestselling author of The House of Now and Then.


‘Debut novelist Jo Dixon delivers on every front with this impossible to second-guess thriller…’ – Australian Women’s Weekly

‘This intriguing, decades-long mystery combines endearing but flawed characters, deadly secrets, and a deliciously twisty plot’ – Sarah Barrie, author of Unforgiven

‘A page-turning debut with a genuinely satisfying ending.’ – Kelli Hawkins, author of Other People’s Houses

‘An absorbing, character-driven mystery with a finely drawn sense of place that builds to a twist-filled and wholly satisfying conclusion.’ – Dinuka Mckenzie, author of The Torrent

‘A compelling mystery filled with vivid characters, a gorgeous setting, and twists in its tail. A great read which explores public versus private lives and where running away can’t erase the truth.’ – R.W.R McDonald, author of The Nancys

‘The House of Now and Then is a compelling mix of mystery, love and intrigue. I devoured it in one sitting. A brilliant debut from a writer to watch.’ – Mary-Lou Stephens, author of The Last of the Apple Blossom

About the author:

Jo lives in rural Tasmania, where she wrangles an ever-growing collection of animals and is kept busy transforming blackberry-infested paddocks into beautiful gardens. She has been a dental assistant, an event coordinator, and a sales rep in the travel industry. Now she writes full-time, creating twisty, suspenseful stories that feature flawed characters who’ve made mistakes, but who turn out to be stronger than they think.

Jo’s debut novel The House of Now and Then was released in 2023. A Shadow at the Door is her second book.

You can find Jo on Instagram at @jo.dixon.writes; on Facebook at Jo Dixon, Writer; or on her website jo-dixon.com.

ISBN: 9781867250326

Publisher: Harper Collins

Credit: https://www.harpercollins.com.au/9781867250326/a-shadow-at-the-door/

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