One of Us

Kylie Kaden

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Published: 03/05/2022
ISBN: 9780648677093
Genre: Crime Thriller
Pages: 352
RRP: $29.99

One of Us

Kylie Kaden

‘An utterly addictive read, One of Us was full of intrigue and mystery with captivating characters and one twist after another that I never saw coming! Loved every moment.’ NICOLA MORIARTY

Behind the tall hedges of the affluent, gated community of Apple Tree Creek, not all is as it seems …

Out of the blue, Gertie’s husband decides they need a break and he leaves her with their three children. Two streets east and three gardens down, successful businesswoman Rachael discovers her husband has cheated on her – again – even though she’s pregnant with his third child. Thrown together by a chance encounter, the two women bond over the shared disaster that is their marriages.

People can only be pushed so far…

When one of their husbands is attacked, and ambulance sirens cut through the serenity of manicured gardens and cobblestone streets, the small community is shocked at the violence that’s played out in their midst. CCTV reveals no outsiders visited the estate that night, confirming that the assailant must be one of their own.

As the web of neighbourly relationships unravels and the secrets of Apple Tree Creek are exposed, one question will be asked: which one of us is willing to kill?

‘This gripping domestic thriller takes us inside two families with multiple secrets, and follows their stories to an explosive climax. These characters are so real – Kylie Kaden provides fascinating insights into the intricate relationships between wives and husbands, children and teenagers. This compelling page-turner touches on many of today’s hot topics – coercive control, parenting styles, online gaming addiction, interfering neighbours, and the terrifying power of smartphones and social media. I loved the friendship between Gertie and Rachael as they supported each other through difficult times. One of Us will keep you wondering what really happens inside a marriage.’ PETRONELLA MCGOVERN, author of Six Minutes and The Good Teacher

One of Us takes us behind the picket fence – and wow! – what a fabulously tangled mess it proves to be! This is a darkly funny depiction of imperfection in a perfect suburb. But more than that it asks what wouldn’t a mother do to protect her child? Kylie Kaden has produced a thoroughly entertaining read that’s sure to please any reader who likes their domestic noir with a side-serving of wit and humour.’ CASSIE HAMER



Kylie Kaden

Kylie Kaden

Kylie Kaden

Kylie Kaden has an honours degree in psychology, was a columnist at My Child Magazine, and now works in the disability sector.

She knew writing was in her blood from a young age when she snuck onto her brother’s Commodore 64 to invent stories as a child. Raised in Queensland, she spent holidays camping with her family on the Sunshine Coast.

With a surfer-lawyer for a husband and three spirited sons, Kylie can typically be found venting the day’s thoughts on her laptop, sometimes in the laundry so she can’t be found.

Kylie is the author of Losing Kate (2014), Missing You (2015), The Day the Lies Began (2019), and One of Us (2022).


Photo credit: Malo Photography

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