Moonshine liquor, jazz-fuelled dancing, and the risk of a police raid—these are all in a night’s work for cabaret singer Ruby Black. But when a rugby star mistakes her for a dead girl, Ruby’s life threatens to become briefer and more exciting than she bargained for.
Two years ago, schoolgirl Wu Xue Bai was brutally murdered. Now, Ruby herself is in danger. Who killed Xue Bai? What lies behind Max Moran’s obsession with the dead girl? And will Ruby learn the truth before secrets from her own past catch up with her?
A fairytale retelling set in Jazz Age New Zealand, inspired by the thrillers of Mary Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock. Novella, approximately 23,000 words.