Meet Astrid

Astrid writes about women for women. She writes about rule breakers and change makers, women who pursue dreams and break stereotypes. She loves the contradictions of the modern world and writes about them from a female perspective.

Astrid enjoys turning things upside down. She works in the playroom, plays in the boardroom and delights in the learning curve. She often comes unstuck but never stops trying.

Her novels are easy to read and difficult to forget.


Books


White Knights

On Wall Street, everything has its price.

When Emma gets a backdoor onto Wall Street, her dream job looks within reach. She might not be that girl yet, but she has every intention of being taken seriously one day. Except that this is investment banking, and she is everything you’re not supposed to be. She is young, blonde and female.

Emma isn’t about to quit. When she’s given a chance, Emma plays smart and sassy. She lands a unicorn tech deal, and her world explodes with opportunity. But Emma doesn’t understand that on Wall Street, high stakes means one winner.

In a world where everything has a price, Emma needs to ask herself what it’s all worth. Or whether it’s worth anything at all?


Better the Devil

In Johannesburg, a hood is more than where you live. It’s what you are.

When Thandi’s father is murdered in current day Johannesburg, she returns to a captured state. Everything is about power, patronage and corruption. Thandi discovers her father was killed because of what others thought he knew. She approaches friends, family and acquaintances. Some are sympathetic and possess knowledge and influence, others have an agenda. When Thandi uncovers that her father knew his killer, and she does too, she’s shoved into action.

As Thandi hunts a powerful politician, she realizes his skeleton is hidden in their shared past. The closer Thandi gets to connecting past and present, the more she realizes that to make it out alive, she must confront her own dark fears.


Behind Closed Doors

When the door is closed, there is usually a reason….

In leafy London, Olivia and Rahul embark on a journey to claim their dream home—a modern masterpiece bathed in light and promise. As they step into their reinvented life, they find themselves captivated by Imogen and her once perfect insta family. The brilliant architect built the house as a social media stage, with her family the actors. But as the bitter custody battle unfolds in the courts, her ex’s trolling goes viral on TikTok and Imogen grapples to regain control of her story.

Rahul wields the control that money affords but he can’t buy success. No matter how many exhibitions he sponsors, the competitive London art scene overlooks Olivia. When Rahul proposes they invite Imogen to renovate their new house, he uses the excuse of creating the perfect gallery. He proposes a Netflix docuseries that would weave their individual stories together in a controlled environment.

Like love and life, the making of great art is never truly controllable. Hidden agendas surface, legal conflicts intensify, and there are cameras everywhere. When videos recorded behind closed doors surface online, the trio become ensnared in a narrative not of their making. Or is it?


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