Nova lee Maier is a pseudonym of Esther Verhoef, Dutch best seller author
of psychological thrillers, action thrillers, novels and short stories.
Her thrillers alone have sold over 2.5 million copies in the Netherlands. Every thriller she wrote has been nominated for one or more prizes. She has won, among others, the NS Publieksprijs (NS Audience Award), the Hebban Crimezone Award, the Diamanten Kogel (Diamond Bullet) and the prestigious Gouden Strop (Golden Noose).
Verhoefs work has been translated into numerous languages. Rendez-vous had been filmed by Millstreet Films in 2015 and the film rights for Close to the Cradle have been sold to Eyeworks.
Her latest two thrillers, De Kraamhulp (Close to the Cradle) and Lieve Mama (Dear Mama), were both nr. 1 best-selling fiction book in Holland in their year of publication. Verhoefs novel Tegenlicht (Backlight) has been in the National Bestseller 100 for 4 years in a row.
Verhoef lives partially in The Netherlands and in the south of France.'