I'm Nikki, and I write suspense/thrillers set in Massachusetts, specifically Cape Cod, where I grew up. After a decade in digital marketing, now I teach high school English, writing in the summer. Kirkus Reviews said of my first novel, The Hollow: "Barrell’s admirable debut is an engaging journey into a troubled mind...a promising novel" and Publishers Weekly said, "[r]eaders will look forward to seeing more of the plausibly flawed Ellie [in] Barrell’s suspenseful thriller."

My next suspense, The Sham--about the worst roommate situation ever--will be released in Fall 2023 from Woodhall Press.

Other Works

  • The Sham


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