Rachel Mathews - Author

Books

New Release

NEVER LOOK DESPERATE

A Fiction Novel By Rachel Matthews

The story tackles the absurdity of despair in a recovering world, the liberation from isolation and the wild frontier of middle-aged Tinder.

Matthews writes with unflinching honesty tempered by humour and a wise compassion. Touching, funny and sexy, Never Look Desperate is transgressive but hugely readable.
Clare Strahan, author of Cracked and The Learning Curves of Vanessa Partridge

New Release

VINYL INSIDE

A Fiction Novel By Rachel Matthews

You’re destined to fall in love with this quirky, bittersweet story of Elsie and Sterling and caravan park life in the ’80s.

The period, its culture and innocence is brought delightfully to life, and the characters are rich, real and (mostly) lovable.
Julie Redlich, Woman’s Day

New Release

SIREN

A Fiction Novel By Rachel Matthews

A brave new novel that sensitively explores one woman’s experience of sexual violence and the silencing of those who feel compelled to speak out.

Matthews renders Jordi’s fate and the culture behind it with sharp urgency and a surprisingly delicate hand…. It’s an acute take on the toxic culture of macho celebrity, and pulls no punches on the sexual violence it can enable, but also a story illuminated by resilience and unexpected kindness.
Cameron Woodhead, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age