Book #1 in The Long Shadow Psychological Thriller Series


Jackson Birkman has a perfect life: the lead role on the popular detective show Dispatching David, millions of adoring fans, celebrity status, and a beautiful girlfriend. After five seasons, Dispatching David has been canceled. With the final episode quickly approaching, Jackson is worried about more than just his future acting career. His once-massive fortune is dwindling and his girlfriend Clara is pressuring him to propose.

When Jackson unexpectedly dies on the set of the TV show during filming, everyone speculates whether it was suicide or murder. Why would Jackson commit suicide? If it was a setup, who would want Jackson to die? And most importantly, what was the motive of the murderer? As the investigation continues, Officer Wilson inches closer to the truth, uncovering Jackson’s secrets. She begins to think no one knew Jackson at all but is determined to solve the case, no matter the cost.



RELEASE DATE: August 10, 2020


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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Where can I buy The Long Shadow on the Stage?

Answer: You can buy a signed paperback on my website here or purchase on any major book retailers' websites here.


Question: Which formats is The Long Shadow on the Stage available in?

Answer: Paperback and eBook.

Question: Will there be a sequel?

Answer: Yes! The Long Shadow on the Stage is the first book in a trilogy. The second book, The Long Shadow of Memory, is available for purchase now. The third and final book will be released in 2022.

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Praise for The Long Shadow on the Stage

"Reading from different characters' perspectives connects you further into their lives and their world in a way you may not have done if it wasn’t written this way. Nichole is an incredibly talented writer and I can’t wait to read more from her!"

-Chelsea Dixon, Amazon review

"I loved the ending and do hope the open ended cliff hanger is fulfilled! Loved the writing style, basic and easy to understand which leaves the story and the plot as the main focus."

-Bryony S., Goodreads review


"The ending was the best part for me but I can't say why because spoilers lol. If you're looking for a mystery/thriller to read then this is definitely for you. It's also a pretty quick read and only took me a day to finish."

-Adeel, Goodreads Review

"This book would be good for anyone who loves a murder, thriller, and crime as it has all of these genres all in one book. I also really hope this has a sequel in the works as I definitely think it needs one after the ending!!"

-Becca Harris, Love Books Tours blogger

"I really loved how the setting was done to the story, the characters introduced, the multiple pov, the plot execution, and the open ended ending. It made me think about what must happen next. If you are a fan of mystery crime, then definitely pick this one up!"

-Madhu, Goodreads review