Trish Harnetiaux

The Secret Santa
  • The Secret Santa

    You're invited to a lavish Christmas party in an isolated mansion.
    And your hosts will do anything to keep you from finding out their secrets...

    When husband and wife Henry and Claudine organise their company's Christmas party in a remote mansion, they expect it to be a night to remember.

    But the festive mood quickly turns sour when a sinister gift is unwrapped in the Secret Santa gift exchange.

    As heavy snow traps the guests inside the mountainside lodge, it quickly becomes clear that one of the party is out for revenge.

    It's no longer just about enduring the evening. It's about making sure you get out alive.

    A lavish locked-room mystery with a seasonal edge, THE SECRET SANTA is packed with twists that will keep you guessing until the very last page.
    'Better than a pair of socks!' Readers say The Secret Santa is the Christmas gift they've been waiting for:

    'Henry, Zara and Claudine are excellent characters. Highly recommended.'
    'a fun mystery read ... you learn what people are really capable of as their true colours start to seep through'
    'a good Christmas read for anyone who enjoys mysteries'
    'This Christmas-themed murder mystery is well written, with believable, if not likeable, characters and enough twists and turns to make you want to know whodunnit. A nice atmospheric Christmas read.'
    'A fun Christmas based thriller that had me laughing one moment and gasping the next'
    'The characters were extremely well drawn and sympathetic, and the storyline was seamless.'
    'A remarkably twisty tale with a surprisingly vicious villain (very sneaky and Machiavellian) and some feckless "innocents" and undeserving villains. This was a one-sitting read as I raced through breathlessly awaiting the unravelling of the puzzles.'
    'This book is a compelling read, teasing you, urging you to read on and uncover the mystery of Montague House... a page-turner of a murder mystery - I read it in one day! An atmospheric, thrilling, good read.' My Weekly

Trish Harnetiaux is a playwright whose work has been published by Samuel French. She has received fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo and the Millay Colony. This is her first novel. She is originally from Washington State and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, which means she is partial to hard rain, volcanic ash, and artisan flea markets.

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