Book Spotlight: Stone Cold Fox

One of the hottest debuts this season is Stone Cold Fox by Rachel Koller Croft. This thriller follows Bea, a woman who’s spent her life as part of a con artist duo with her mother. She’s ready to exchange that high-stakes lifestyle for one of luxury by marrying into one of the wealthiest families in the country. But Bea will be put to the conning test one last time, because this family is hard to fool, and it will be even harder to earn their acceptance. The cat-and-mouse game quickly turns dangerous for Bea. Is joining this family worth the risk?

Stone Cold Fox looks like a book unlike any I’ve read before. There’s something about watching mercenary, morally gray characters battle it out for an even bigger slice of the pie. I’m excited to dive into this unconventional thriller, and while I don’t expect to be rooting for any of the characters, it’s sure to be an exhilarating, twisty, and satisfying read.

Find out more about it below, and let me know if you’re planning to pick up Stone Cold Fox. If you’ve already read it, let me know how you liked it in the comments! I’m hoping to read it soon, so stay tuned for my review.

Official Summary

A perfectly wicked debut thriller about an ambitious woman who, after a lifetime of conning alongside her mother, wants to leave her dark past behind and marry the heir to one of the country’s wealthiest families.

Like any enterprising woman, Bea knows what she’s worth and is determined to get all she deserves—it just so happens that what she deserves is to marry rich. Filthy rich. After years of forced instruction by her mother in the art of swindling men, a now-solo Bea wants nothing more than to close and lock the door on their sordid partnership so she can disappear safely into old-money domesticity, sealing the final phase of her escape.

When Bea chooses her ultimate target in the fully loaded, thoroughly dull and blue-blooded Collin Case, she’s ready to deploy all of her tricks one last time. The challenge isn’t getting the ring, but rather the approval of Collin’s family and everyone else in their 1 percent tax bracket, particularly his childhood best friend, Gale Wallace-Leicester.

Going toe-to-toe with Gale isn’t a threat to an expert like Bea, but what begins as an amusing cat-and-mouse game quickly develops into a dangerous pursuit of the grisly truth. Finding herself at a literal life-and-death crossroads with everything on the line, Bea must finally decide who she really wants to be.

Like mother, like daughter?

Get the Book

You can buy Stone Cold Fox here – it’s available as a hardcover, ebook, and audiobook.

Stone Cold Fox by Rachel Koller Croft
GenreThriller; Women’s Fiction
Number of Pages368
Original Publication DateFebruary 14, 2023

About the Author

Rachel Koller Croft

Rachel Koller Croft is a novelist and WGA award nominated screenwriter in Los Angeles where she has scripted projects for Blumhouse, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Comedy Central, among others. She lives by the beach with her husband, Charles, and their rescue pitbull, Juniper.

Stone Cold Fox, coming February 14, 2023 from Berkley & Penguin Random House, is Rachel’s debut novel and AVAILABLE TO PREORDER.

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