About Catherine McKenzie

Catherine was born and raised in Montreal. A graduate of McGill in History and Law, Catherine practices law in Montreal. An avid runner and skier, she’s the author of numerous bestsellers including Hidden, Fractured, The Good Liar, I’ll Never Tell, You Can’t Catch Me, and Six Weeks To Live. Her works have been translated into multiple languages. Her newest novel, Please Join Us, was published by Atria Books in August 2022.

Her next novel, Have You Seen Her, will be published in June 2023 by Atria Books.

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From the publisher:

At thirty-nine, Nicole Muller’s life is on the rocks. Her once brilliant law career is falling apart. Her friends are all having babies before they turn forty, while she remains childless. She and her husband are soon to be forced out of the apartment they love. But after a warning from her firm’s senior partners, she receives an invitation from an exclusive women’s networking group, Panthera Leo. Membership is anonymous, but every woman is a successful professional. And despite worries this group might be a cult, Nicole signs up for their retreat in Colorado.

Once there, she meets the other women who will make up her Pride. A CEO, an actress, a finance whiz, a congresswoman: Nicole can’t believe her luck. The founders of Panthera Leo are equally as impressive. They explain the group’s core philosophy: they’re a girl’s club in a boy’s club world.

Nicole is all in. And when she gets back home, she soon sees dividends. Her new network quickly provides her with clients that help her relaunch her career, and a great new apartment too. The favors she has to provide in return seem benign. But then she’s called to the congresswoman’s apartment late at night where she’s pressed into helping her cover up a crime. And suddenly concerns that something more sinister is at play seem all too relevant.


“The claws come out! Please Join Us is a diabolical and fast-paced ride through a women’s networking group. This twisty, captivating book will have you reading all night.”

Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife and For Your Own Good

“With a scintillating, timely premise, and McKenzie’s signature page-turning style, Please Join Us is a winner.”

Robyn Harding, author of The Perfect Family

“Catherine McKenzie has reached new heights with Please Join Us, her propulsive thriller about secret organizations, hidden agendas, and the lengths one woman will go to reclaim her life. You won’t want to put this book down!”

Laura Dave, author of The Last Thing He Told Me