S A LaPlanche

Thriller, Psychological


Shirley LaPlanche, born in New Zealand, is a passionate traveller, environmentalist and lover of life. After travelling the world for several years she landed in Australia to become an editor at The Australian newspaper and a contributing writer for The Bulletin and the Australian Tourist Commission (now Tourism Australia). The urge to travel again triggered a move to a successful freelance writing career specialising in travel, skiing, golf and a book on ecotourism.

Stepping Lightly on Australia – A Traveller’s Guide to Ecotourism was published by HarperCollins in Australasia and Globe Pequot Press in the USA.

Her debut novel, The Fatal Path, shows a darker side of this versatile writer who currently lives in Sydney, Australia.



Books by S A LaPlanche

The Fatal Path

The Fatal Path

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**Winner: Gold in Suspense Fiction AND Gold in Thriller Fiction - 2022 Global Ebook Awards**

The Fatal Path by journalist/author Shirley LaPlanche is a psychological thriller that reveals what happens when a shocking family secret ends the innocence of childhood and releases the demons lurking inside a young girl.