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Zoë Miller

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Location: Dublin: available to travel countrywide
Availability: Facilitates workshops. Speaks at events. Speaks to writer groups. Speaks to book clubs.

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Zoë Miller writes contemporary fiction edged with intrigue and has several successful novels published. She has been writing since childhood, when she loved reading so much that she felt compelled to write stories herself. Her writing career has included freelance journalism and prize winning short fiction. Zoë lives with her husband close to the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. She has two daughters and a son. She worked in the areas of communications, personal development and information security for a number of years, but is now writing full time.

Books by Zoë Miller

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THE VISITOR

Is he who he says he is?

Izzie Mallon is looking forward to celebrating Christmas on a relaxing yoga retreat. At least, that is what she's telling her mother and colleagues. In reality, she will be shutting herself away from the festive season, and the snowstorm that has brought the city to a standstill, in her apartment on Henrietta Square -- the beautiful home she shared with her beloved husband Sam until his tragic death a few months ago -- with only her grief for company.
Then, there's a knock at the door -- a stranger, stranded by the bad weather.
He tells Izzie that he's Eli Sanders, her husband's long-time friend. Izzie has never met him in person, but feels she owes it to Sam to welcome Eli into her home. Even though her instincts say that she should do otherwise...
As Izzie tries to reminisce with Eli about her husband, cracks in his story begin to show. But will she be able to see clearly through her grief before it's too late?

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A HOUSE FULL OF SECRETS

One of them is lying...

An invitation to visit Niall's childhood home is too good an opportunity for Vikki to pass up. This is the chance she's been waiting for to get closer to her friend, and to meet the family he's always been so cryptic about.
But when Vikki arrives at the beautiful but remote Lynes Glen on Ireland's west coast, and finally meets Niall's estranged brother Alex and his overbearing sister Lainey, she realises that this reunion will be far from heart-warming.
As Vikki fails to convince any of them that she saw a mysterious woman at the lake - off-limits since a tragic accident - strange and sinister incidents begin to happen at the Blake family home. What secrets are they keeping? And why exactly did Niall ask Vikki to join him for the weekend?

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SOMEONE NEW

Grace is beginning to wonder if a recent tragedy might be more than what it seems - but will anyone believe her?

In her heart, Grace knows the reliable, good-looking Gavin isn't right for her. Then she meets Danny. Unpredictable and spontaneous, he turns her world upside down. All of a sudden, Grace is seeing life differently and doing things she never thought she'd do.
But tragedy strikes when Danny dies in a motorbike accident, shattering Grace's world. As she struggles to come to terms with her loss, she becomes more and more convinced that she's being followed - sighting a motorbike exactly like Danny's everywhere she goes.
As more and more sinister things begin to happen, Grace voices her suspicions - that his death was not an accident - but no one seems willing to believe her. Was Danny hiding something from her? And what kind of danger is she in now?

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A QUESTION OF BETRAYAL

Carrie Cassidy is afraid of the future, haunted by the past . . . Will moving on set her free, or put her in danger?

A suspenseful and sophisticated story that will keep you gripped until the last page.
Ever since the deaths of her adored parents, Carrie Cassidy has avoided risk and commitment, fearful of bringing something precious into her life only to lose it again. So now she finds herself working in yet another uninteresting job, and the love of her life, who wanted more than she could give, has left her. Will she ever move on?
Then, a mysterious woman visits Carrie and reveals a secret that forces her to delve into her mother's past. As Carrie learns more about the woman she thought she knew, she finds herself looking at her own life and wondering if she's living it the way her mother would have wanted her to.
Meanwhile there is someone watching Carrie who would rather the past stay buried .

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A HUSBAND'S CONFESSION

A deserted laneway

A hit and run accident

Two couples. One secret. Will it be discovered?

Ali and Max Kennedy own a renowned artisan bakery in Dublin’s creative quarter. Max has given Ali everything she ever wanted – marriage, children and security. Now, her biggest fear is that her precious family will be taken away from her.

Across the city, Finn and Jo Kennedy live a life of responsibility and success far removed from the carefree couple they were when they first met in Australia twenty years ago. But in the best of marriages, appearances can be deceiving.

When a tragic accident befalls one of the families, a long-buried secret between the Kennedy brothers comes to the surface and a house of lies comes tumbling down.

As Ali and Jo discover life-changing truths about the men they married, each must make a decision – to forgive, to forget or to move on

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THE COMPROMISE

Did she fall for was she pushed?A suspicious accident. A terrible secret.

Childhood friends Juliet, Rebecca, Rose and Matthew grew up in a small village outside Dublin. Now, privileged, wealthy and powerful, they appear to have it all. But when Juliet is involved in a suspicious accident and lies trapped between life and death at the bottom of a cliff, a secret, hidden for years, threatens the seemingly perfect lives of the close-knit group.

For the beautiful, fragile Rose, Juliet’s accident brings unwanted attention on the sins of the past. For her husband, the ruthlessly ambitious Matthew, it removes a critical obstacle from the path of his political career. And as Rebecca discovers more about the night of the incident, she begins to wonder if she ever knew the real Juliet Jordan.

Rebecca’s troubled young daughter Danielle, hiding out in Rome, knows a truth that can shed light on what happened. But as secrets are revealed, the childhood friends are about to discover that, sometimes, old friends are the ones you know the least.

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A FAMILY SCANDAL

They must confront each other as well as their greatest scandal...

It is twenty years since rock musician Zach Anderson mysteriously plunged to his death in a lake. When media interest is re-ignited, hidden tensions fracture the glamorous façade of the Morgan family, affecting the lives of Zach’s daughter Lucy and her half-sisters Ellie and Miranda.

Beautiful, fashion designer Ellie flees Dublin for the anonymity of New York to heal her painful wounds. But she finds that restoring her spirit is a lot tougher than she expected.

In Hong Kong, Miranda had been reclaiming her life in this vibrant city. Will the family turmoil come between her and her renewed confidence, never mind her tentative romance?

And in London, Zach’s daughter Lucy is badly hurting and full of unresolved questions about her father’s death. The baby of the family, her modelling career and celebrity status is rarely out of the spotlight. Now she finds herself spiralling out of control and running into menacing arms.

When their mother becomes seriously ill, the sisters’ lives turn upside down once more. And when they return home to Ireland, they are rocked by new revelations and touched by the shadow of danger, forcing them to confront each other as well as their greatest fears.

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RIVAL PASSIONS

How do you choose between passions that are close to your heart?

Brother and sister Jack and Serena Devlin are the owners of Tamarisk Manor, a chic hotel nestled in the wooded hills of Wicklow. Ranked as Ireland’s ultimate retreat for socialite and celebrities, it’s the perfect escape from the world.

But behind the indulgent façade, the privileged Devlin family is in trouble...

Serena’s commitment to the hotel is taking a toll on her once dazzling marriage. She finds it easier to run a multi-million euro business than to be the kind of wife that her husband Paul expects, or mother that four-year-old Harriet deserves.

Jack, struggling to come to terms with the devastating death of his wife, takes refuge in La Mimosa, their sister hotel in France, determined to distance himself from the memories at home. When a chance encounter in France forces Jack to question his whole existence, he returns home a changed man. Serena, meanwhile, is working even harder than ever to win the coveted accolade “Haven of the Year” for Tamarisk.

Life for the Devlins is about to change completely, but will Serena sacrifice her marriage for the sake of success? Or will Jack give up his birthright for the sake of love?

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SINFUL DECEPTIONS

What price should you pay for one mistake? Sisters Alix and Emma are about to find out...

Alix Berkeley, the glamorous, Paris based make-up artist, is about to step onto the international stage with the launch of her signature brand of cosmetics. Successful beyond her dreams, it seems that nothing can stop her stellar rise to the top. Until a mistake from her past returns to haunt her.

Living in affluent Dublin suburbs, her sister Emma Colgan, appears to have it all. But after years of playing the role of devoted wife and mother, she longs for a new life and a sense of excitement. Then one night she does something she will regret for the rest of her life.

As Alix’s glitzy launch night in Paris draws near, secrets the two sisters fought to hide begin to emerge and both discover just how much their reckless mistakes have cost them. But amid regrets and infidelity, heartbreak and love, they have to ask themselves who caused the biggest deception of all... and if there is any hope of redemption.

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GUILTY SECRETS

Secrets can never be truly hidden. Now they threaten their happiness.

Abby Lacey is now unrecognisable to the wild, tempestuous girl who left Ireland all those years ago to travel the world. Based in Sorrento, she plans fairytale Italian weddings. But only she knows the real reason why she abandoned her travels so abruptly and why she can never leave Sorrento.

Lia Lacey now a glamorous, bestselling novelist, bears no resemblance to the struggling single-mother of her past. Mixing among the glitterati of London's literary crowd, she too has vowed never to return home to Ireland. But as her troubled daughter, Abby, grows more distant, Lia realises that in order to help her, she must face the one thing she has been running from.

Paula Stevens, owner of Dublin's most elite recruitment company, has come a long way from the shy, studious girl of her youth. But when someone from the past reappears her worst fears are realised. Can she find the courage to be true to herself?

When Sam Ryan walks back into their lives, these three women discover that the secrets they fought to hide now threaten to destroy them. Will they realise that some secrets need to be told?





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