Happy publication day to Rachel Koller Croft
Stone Cold Fox by Rachel Koller Croft
Published: February 14, 2023 – Berkley
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A perfectly wicked debut thriller about an ambitious woman who, after a lifetime of conning alongside her mother, wants to leave her dark past behind and marry the heir to one of the country’s wealthiest families.
Like any enterprising woman, Bea knows what she’s worth and is determined to get all she deserves—it just so happens that what she deserves is to marry rich. Filthy rich. After years of forced instruction by her mother in the art of swindling men, a now-solo Bea wants nothing more than to close and lock the door on their sordid partnership so she can disappear safely into old-money domesticity, sealing the final phase of her escape.
When Bea chooses her ultimate target in the fully loaded, thoroughly dull and blue-blooded Collin Case, she’s ready to deploy all of her tricks one last time. The challenge isn’t getting the ring, but rather the approval of Collin’s family and everyone else in their 1 percent tax bracket, particularly his childhood best friend, Gale Wallace-Leicester.
Going toe-to-toe with Gale isn’t a threat to an expert like Bea, but what begins as an amusing cat-and-mouse game quickly develops into a dangerous pursuit of the grisly truth. Finding herself at a literal life-and-death crossroads with everything on the line, Bea must finally decide who she really wants to be.
Like mother, like daughter?
About the author:
Rachel Koller Croft is an author and screenwriter in Los Angeles where she has scripted projects for Blumhouse, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Comedy Central, among others. She lives by the beach with her husband, Charles, and their rescue pitbull, Juniper. STONE COLD FOX is her first novel.
Advance Praise for STONE COLD FOX:
“A blast of perfectly wicked escapism.”—Paste Magazine
“This thriller is sexy, darkly funny, and filled with rich people behaving badly, begging the question:
who really is the villain here?”—HelloGiggles
“This clever tale of jealousy, revenge, deception, and betrayal marks
Croft as a writer to watch.”—Publishers Weekly
“An absorbing story that plays with ideas of good and evil, keeping readers guessing
who is the hero and who the villain.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“This is excellent writing for a debut author and is a must-read for fans of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl or Lisa Unger’s Confessions on the 7:45.”—Library Journal, Starred Review