Wicked Little Deeds by Kat Ellis, UK cover, pink and yellow title text against a blue-toned image of a girl running away down a locker-lined school hallway.
Burden Falls by Kat Ellis, US cover, red text and a bleeding red apple against a white background.

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From its creepy town mascot to the story of its cursed waterfall, Burden Falls is a small town dripping with superstition. Ava Thorn knows this well – since the horrific accident she witnessed a year ago, she’s been plagued by nightmares.

But when her school nemesis is brutally murdered and Ava is the primary suspect, she starts to wonder if the legends surrounding the town are more fact than fiction.

Whatever secrets Burden Falls is hiding, there’s a killer on the loose, and they have a vendetta against the Thorns…

Wicked Little Deeds/Burden Falls is available now, published by Penguin Random House. 


‘Reads like a horror blockbuster in the best way possible.’ – PopSugar

‘Superb.’ – BCCB

‘A great scary story with an even mix of heart and blood.’ – SLJ

‘Gritty…Spine-tingling…Twisty.’ – Kirkus

‘Cinematic, clever, and creepy… Burden Falls ticks off all my moody thriller boxes.” – Goldy Moldavsky, author of The Last Girl

‘Riverdale meets The Haunting of Hill House’ – Amy McCaw, author of Mina and the Undead

‘Kat Ellis wields an oppressive atmosphere like a sharply honed blade’ – Sera Milano, author of This Can Never Not Be Real

‘Horrifyingly good fun!’ – Kathryn Foxfield, author of Good Girls Die First

Trigger warnings: this book has strong elements of horror; in particular, there is some gore (relating to blood and eyes), death of 2 parents, gaslighting, drowning, fatal car crash, and several deaths/dead bodies on-page.