Lauren Kate's irresistible first novel, previously unpublished in Australia, The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove, features the most ruthlessly ambitious heroine since Lady Macbeth.
Natalie is utterly determined to cement her position at the top of the high school social ladder by becoming prom queen. When it looks like an interfering ex-boyfriend might get in her way, she devises a little prank to humiliate him. But when the prank goes devastatingly wrong, Natalie starts to lose control of her life. Caught in a web of dark secrets, shame and abuse of power, it's not guilt that eventually defeats Natalie. It's fate: the only thing she can't control . . .
Lauren Kate's last book, Torment, confirmed her as a phenomenal success in YA fiction. Australian sales have reached well over 100,000 and the Australian facebook fan page has over 20,000 fans. Torment is still selling over 2,000 copies a week and has not been out of the Bookscan Top 50 since it was published on the 28th October.
Lauren was in born in Texas, studied and worked in New York and now lives in California. She shares her life with her husband, a Shakespeare scholar, and their new dog.
The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove
Random House Australia
Author: Lauren Kate