Roses and Rot
By Kat Howard
A prestigious artists' retreat holds dark secrets as desire for art or love are within grasp for Imogen and for her sister, Marin, but at a terrible price.
What would you sacrifice in the name of success? Imogen has grown up reading fairy tales about mothers who die and make way for cruel stepmothers. As a child, Imogen used to lie in bed, wishing her own mother would die, because she couldn't imagine how a stepmother might be worse. As adults, Imogen and Marin have more or less escaped their mother - Imogen as a writer and Marin as a dancer - and they're both accepted to an elite postgrad arts program at Melete. Imogen might be living in a fairy tale after all, and it's one that will pit her against her sister if she really wants to escape her past.
Publishing date: 7/4/2017 by Simon & Schuster