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Michele Campbell is an International bestselling author of mystery, suspense, thriller and women’s crime fiction.

A graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School, Campbell is a former federal prosecutor in New York City, where she was an expert in international narcotics and gang cases.

She however left her high flying career and relocated with her husband and two children to a picturesque New England college town: one quite similar to Belle River in It's Always the Husband (2017).

She has since then spent her days teaching criminal and constitutional law and writing novels.

More about Michele Campbell

Genres: Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

United States


Non Series

  • It's Always the Husband (2017)
  • She Was the Quiet One (2018)
  • A Stranger on the Beach (2019)
  • The Wife Who Knew Too Much (2020)
  • The Intern (2023)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

It's Always the Husband

Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, despite being as different as three women can be. Kate was beautiful, wild, wealthy, and damaged. Aubrey, on financial aid, came from a broken home, and wanted more than anything to distance herself from her past. And Jenny was a striver―brilliant, ambitious, and determined to succeed. As an unlikely friendship formed, the three of them swore they would always be there for each other.

But twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge, and someone is urging her to jump.

How did it come to this?

Kate married the gorgeous party boy, Aubrey married up, and Jenny married the boy next door. But how can these three women love and hate each other? Can feelings this strong lead to murder? When one of them dies under mysterious circumstances, will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it’s always the husband?

Author: Michele Campbell
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1250081810
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
She Was the Quiet One

For Rose Enright, enrolling in a prestigious New England boarding school is the opportunity of a lifetime. But for Rose’s vulnerable twin sister Bel, Odell Academy is a place of temptation and danger. When Bel falls in with a crowd of wild rich kids who pressure her into hazing Rose, the sisters’ relationship is shattered. 

Rose turns to her dorm mother, Sarah Donovan, for advice. But Bel turns to Sarah’s husband Heath, a charismatic and ambitious teacher. Is Heath trying to help Bel or take advantage of her? In a world of privilege, seduction, and manipulation, only one sister will live to tell the truth.

Author: Michele Campbell
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1250081841
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
A Stranger on the Beach

Caroline Stark’s beach house was supposed to be her crowning achievement: a lavish, expensive space to showcase what she thought was her perfect family. But after a very public fight with her husband, she realizes things may not be as perfect as they seem: her husband is lying to her, the money is disappearing, and there’s a stranger on the beach outside her house.

As Caroline’s marriage and her carefully constructed lifestyle begin to collapse around her, she turns to Aidan, the stranger, for comfort…and revenge. After a brief and desperate fling that means nothing to Caroline and everything to him, Aidan’s infatuation with Caroline, her family, and her house becomes more and more destructive. But who is manipulating whom in this deadly game of obsession and control? Who will take the blame when someone ends up dead…and what is Caroline hiding?

Author: Michele Campbell
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1250313324
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
The Wife Who Knew Too Much

Meet the first Mrs. Ford

Beautiful. Accomplished.

Wealthy beyond imagination.

Married to a much younger man.

And now, she’s dead.

Meet the second Mrs. Ford.

Waitress. Small-town girl.

Married to a man she never forgot,

From a summer romance ten years before.

And now, she’s wealthy beyond imagination.

Who is Connor Ford?

Two women loved him. And knew him as only wives can know.

Set amongst the glittering mansions of the Hamptons,

The Wife Who Knew Too Much is a decadent summer thriller about the lives of those who will do anything for love and money. Who is the victim? Who is the villain? And who will be next to die?

Author: Michele Campbell
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1250313348
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
The Intern

A young Harvard law student falls under the spell of a charismatic judge in this timely and thrilling novel about class, ambition, family and murder.

Madison Rivera lands the internship of a lifetime working for Judge Kathryn Conroy. But Madison has a secret that could destroy her career. Her troubled younger brother Danny has been arrested, and Conroy is the judge on his case. When Danny goes missing after accusing the judge of corruption, Madison’s quest for answers brings her deep into the judge’s glamorous world. 

Is Kathryn Conroy a mentor, a victim, or a criminal? Is she trying to help Madison or use her as a pawn? And why is somebody trying to kill her? As the two women circle each other in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game, will they save each other, or will betrayal leave one of them dead?

Author: Michele Campbell
First Release: 2023
Publisher: St. Martin's Press