CATCH US THE FOXES
SOME SECRETS YOU TRY TO HIDE
OTHERS YOU DON’T DARE LET OUT ...
Twin Peaks meets The Dry in a deliciously dark and twisted tale that unravels a small town.
Ambitious young journalist Marlowe ‘Lo’ Robertson would do anything to escape the suffocating confines of her small home town. While begrudgingly covering the annual show for the local paper, Lo is horrified to discover the mutilated corpse of Lily Williams, the reigning showgirl and Lo’s best friend. Seven strange symbols have been ruthlessly carved into Lily’s back. But when Lo reports her grisly find to the town’s police chief, he makes her promise not to tell anyone about the symbols. Lo obliges, though it’s not like she has much of a choice – after all, he is also her father.
When Lily’s murder makes headlines around the country and the town is invaded by the media, Lo seizes the opportunity to track down the killer and make a name for herself by breaking the biggest story of her life.
What Lo uncovers is that her sleepy home town has been harbouring a deadly secret, one so shocking that it will captivate the entire nation. Lo’s story will change the course of her life forever, but in a way she could never have dreamed of.
ABOUT NICOLA WEST
Nicola West is the daughter of a third-generation police officer and grew up in a bucolic coastal town in New South Wales. After moving to Sydney to pursue a career in journalism, she vowed to be as far removed from both her hometown and her father’s profession as possible – that is until she found herself writing a novel about both topics.
In addition to being one of eight young writers chosen to take part in Express Media’s 2018 Toolkits: Fiction program, Nicola was also selected for the Australian Society of Authors’ 2019 Award Mentorship Program. She was a mentee of bestselling author Monica McInerney. Her debut novel, Catch Us the Foxes will be published by Simon & Schuster on July 7th 2021.
IN THE PRESS
Dark, gripping and wonderfully wicked, Catch Us the Foxes is an impressive debut from Nicola West that will keep readers guessing until the very last page.
Addictive… West has a clear ability to spin a complex and compelling thriller.
One to watch.
Introduces a bold, headstrong yet vulnerable protagonist in Marlowe and the pages spark with cracking dialogue, packed with unexpected twists.
The Daily Telegraph
Books + Publishing
The youthful protagonist of Marlowe is full of barely contained energy, which is a change-up from old cops, lawyers & journos with complicated pasts... An enjoyable and engrossing read.
You’ll be transfixed and wrongfooted alike in this electrifying thriller.
The tagline reads Twin Peaks meets The Dry and this twisted comparison stands... This is a racy Aussie crime that will have you turning the pages non-stop before the unexpected twist takes you by surprise.