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Scandalous Life of Sasha Torte

by Lesley Truffle

In the winter of 1912 on the wild West Coast of Tasmania, Wolfftown’s most notorious heiress and murderess, Sasha Torte, tells the tale of her own spectacular downfall.

Forsaken by her parents and raised by criminals and reprobates, Sasha becomes a world-famous pastry chef at the tender age of seventeen. Entanglement with the disreputable Dasher brothers leads to love, but also to a dangerous addiction.

Behind bars in Wolfftown’s gaol, Sasha sips premium champagne as she recalls a life of seduction, betrayal, ghosts, opium and an indiscreet quantity of confectionary – and plots her escape.

The Scandalous Life of Sasha Torte is a wild romp of dastardly deeds, intrepid protagonists, dark villains, wild gangs, luxurious hotels … and mouth-watering treats.



About Lesley Truffle

Lesley Truffle is devoted to Method Writing. For her second novel she immersed herself in the dark art of pastry making and undertook an intrepid journey across the wild, wild West Coast of Tasmania. She also researched Tasmanian history and culture while stoically working her way through the fine champagnes and delectable produce of the island. Lesley currently lives in inner-city Melbourne. Her first novel Hotel du Barry was published in 2016.



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