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Nickolas Butler

Part morality tale, part mystery – a compelling and thought-provoking novel about friendship and family, ambition and greed, and the fine lines between.

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‘My daddy always told me, if it looks too good to be true – then it probably is.’

Bart, Teddy and Cole have been best friends since childhood. Having founded their own construction company, True Triangle, they yearn to build a legacy, something to leave behind to their families. So when Gretchen Connors, a mysterious millionaire lawyer from California, approaches them with a stunning, almost formidable project, the three friends convince themselves it’s the job which will cement their future.

But what is Gretchen hiding from them, and what could be her real motive in wanting this house built to such a tight, demanding schedule? As the lines between ambition and greed prove to be finer and more slippery than the three friends ever imagined, how far will they be willing to push themselves to chase their dream?


Nickolas Butler was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. His award-winning debut novel, Shotgun Lovesongs, was an international bestseller and has been optioned for film by Fox Searchlight Pictures and his acclaimed second novel, Hearts of Men, was a finalist for the 2016 Prix Médicis Etrangere. Butler graduated from the University of Wisconsin before attending the Iowa…

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