Close Your Eyes

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Close your eyes...and count to ten.

‘I was gripped by this taut and emotional thriller.’ Louise Jensen, author of The Sister.

‘A well crafted, nail biting thriller crammed with unpredictable twists. It wrong foots you with a killer twist that will have you re-reading because you can’t believe you didn’t see it coming.’ John Marrs, author of The One

‘I thought it was absolutely brilliant – really fast-paced, and packed full of action.’ Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me

He doesn’t know his name. He doesn’t know his secret.

When Daniel woke up from a coma, he had no recollection of the life he lived before, the person he once was. Now, fourteen years later, he’s being forced to remember.

A phone call in the middle of the night demands he return what he stole back when he was young – but Daniel has no idea what it could be, or who the person on the end of the line is.

But one thing is terrifyingly clear: if he doesn’t find out what he took and return it before the week ends, his family will be murdered.

Rachael doesn’t know why she and Thomas, her six-year-old son, have been taken. But she knows she needs to protect him. To save his innocence, she tells Thomas they are involved in a story, one that will have a happy ending – as long as he can close his eyes when she tells him to.

Will Daniel discover what he cannot remember and save his family? Or will Rachael have to take drastic action to save their son?

Perfect for fans of Holly Seddon, Gillian Flynn and BA Paris.

From the best-selling author of Our Little Secret comes a new psychological thriller with a shocking twist.

Praise for Darren O’Sullivan:

‘Immensely talented new author.’ John Marrs

‘Engrossing, compelling and twisty from the first page to the shocking ending. This book grabbed me and didn't let go.’ Michele Campbell

'Unique and utterly compelling. This twisty psychological thriller will chill you to the bones.' Gemma Metcalfe

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About the author

Darren O'Sullivan was born in Slough in 1982 but moved to Peterborough when he was 17 to train in performing arts. He has been working creatively ever since, first as an actor for the stage, then director. 5 years ago he felt inspired to write theatre and from that came the idea to develop a novel.

Following being accepted in the Faber and Faber novel writing programme in 2015 he fine tuned his hand and during that 6 month training programme his debut novel Our Little Secret was born.

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
May 5, 2018
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780008277864
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Disaster
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Mashups
Fiction / Medical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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‘Immensely talented new author.’ John Marrs, author of The One and When You Disappeared

‘Engrossing, compelling and twisty from the first page to the shocking ending. This book grabbed me and didn't let go.’ Michele Campbell author of It’s Always the Husband

'Unique and utterly compelling. This twisty psychological thriller will chill you to the bones.' Gemma Metcalfe author of Trust Me

‘A stellar and original concept, brilliantly executed. The final chapters had my heart in my throat! O’Sullivan is certainly one to watch.’ Phoebe Morgan, author of THE DOLL HOUSE

A deserted train station: A man waits. A woman watches.

Chris is ready to join his wife. He’s planned this moment for nearly a year. The date. The time. The train. But he hadn’t factored in Sarah.

So when Sarah walks on to the platform and sees a man swaying at the edge she assumes he’s just had too much to drink. What she doesn’t expect is to stop a suicide.

As Sarah becomes obsessed with discovering the secrets that Chris is clearly hiding, he becomes obsessed with stopping her, protecting her.

But there are some secrets that are meant to stay buried...

Pre-order Close Your Eyes... Darren’s thrilling second book, coming May 2018!

Perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh, BA Paris and Holly Seddon.

Praise for Our Little Secret

’Darren O’Sullivan keeps the reader on the edge of their seat in this dark, clever look at what drives people to the edge and how quickly a life can change.’ Phoebe Morgan author of The Doll House

‘This is one of the best books I have ever read. It was nail-biting and had me on edge from start to finish... a must buy!’ Greta Halliday

‘An absolutely phenomenal debut.’ Rebecca Pugh

‘One of the best books of its genre.’ Julia Beales

‘The only thing unbelievable about this thriller is that it's the authors debut.’ Jennifer Kelly

‘Gripping from the moment you start reading it.’ Emily Charlton

‘Incredibly well-written debut.’ Susan Anne Burton

‘One of the best novels I've read in a long time.’ Paul Lane

‘Thrilling, compelling and thought-provoking. This author has a very bright future ahead of her.’ Angela Marsons, author of the Detective Kim Stone series.

‘A clever, tense read that deserves to do well. Gemma Metcalfe is a fresh new talent and A Mother’s Sacrifice will have you gripped from start to finish.’ Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House

It was fate that she crossed my path. And that is why I chose her.

The day Louisa and James bring their newborn son home from the hospital marks a new beginning for all of them. To hold their child in their arms, makes all the stress and trauma of fertility treatment worth it. Little Cory is theirs and theirs alone. Or so they think...

After her mother’s suicide when she was a child, Louisa’s life took an even darker turn. But meeting James changed everything. She can trust him to protect her, and to never leave her. Even if deep down, she worries that she has never told him the full truth about her past, or the truth about their baby.

But someone knows all her secrets – and that person is watching and waiting, with a twisted game that will try to take everything Louisa holds dear.

Perfect for fans of Louise Jensen.

Praise for Gemma Metcalfe

‘A brilliant debut, this tense and original story deserves to be read!’ B A Paris on Trust me, best-selling author of Behind Closed Doors

‘Gemma Metcalfe turns the screw until the tension is almost unbearable. A fast-paced debut with a twist that made me gasp.’ Mark Edwards on Trust Me, best-selling author of The Devil’s Work

‘Trust Me is a brilliantly fast paced read, with a unique premise...add to that a spectacular twist, and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.’ Lisa Hall on Trust Me, author of Between You and Me

‘A distinctive and gripping thriller that rushes towards a truly unpredictable finale’ The Sun

Alex South is a high-functioning alcoholic who is teetering on the brink of oblivion, her career as a television journalist hanging by a thread following a drunken on-air rant. When a series of murders occur within a couple of miles of her East London home she is given another chance to prove her skill and report the unfolding events. She thinks she can control the drinking, but soon she finds gaping holes in her memory, and wakes to find she’s done things she can’t recall. As the story she’s covering starts to creep into her own life, is Alex a danger only to herself – or to others?

This gripping psychological thriller is perfect for fans of Fiona Barton, BA Paris and Clare Mackintosh.

Praise for I Never Lie:

'Like Girl on a Train but better' Reader review

‘This book was amazing! I really struggled to put it down for long enough to breathe’ 5* Reader review

'This book was a great read. I loved the layout of the plot and the way the story unravelled itself. The characters were very relatable.' Elisabeth Carpenter, author of 11 Missed Calls

‘A psychological thriller bursting with local colour and fizz’ Hackney Citizen

'A real page-turner with a flawed modern woman at the heart of it. Jody Sabral knows the business of news gathering and of constructing a great crime novel.' P.D. Viner, author of The Last Winter of Dani Lancing

'Suspenseful and chilling, it really grabbed me from the first page!' Lisa Hall, author of Tell Me No Lies

'A compulsive, easy read that I sped through' Christina McDonald, author of The Night Olivia Fell

'Really enjoyed reading this. I could sense the frustration of the narrator as she battled with the lure of alcohol and I found the way in which this thwarted her abilities not only to do her job, but to make sense of events, very effective... A great read and I look forward to reading more by Jody Sabral' Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend

'This is one of the most original plots I have ever read...Jody Sabral and Canelo have a best seller on their hands' Nigel Adams Bookworm

‘This book is something else... pure genius’ 5* Nicki’s Life of Crime

'A twisted tale of addiction and denial. Easy to read, fast paced and as addictive as it's content.’ Reader review

‘This is my first book by Jody Sabral, but it definitely won't be my last’ 4* Reader reviews

‘Dark, gripping and with a twist that leaves you breathless’ John Marrs He’s watching. She’s waiting.

The unmissable new thriller from Darren O’Sullivan, author of Our Little Secret and Close Your Eyes.

Having barely escaped the clutches of a serial killer, Claire Moore has struggled to rebuild her life. After her terrifying encounter with the man the media dubbed The Black-Out Killer, she became an overnight celebrity: a symbol of hope and survival in the face of pure evil. And then the killings stopped.

Now ten years have passed, and Claire remains traumatised by her brush with death. Though she has a loving and supportive family around her, what happened that night continues to haunt her still.

Just when things are starting to improve, there is a power cut; a house fire; another victim found killed in the same way as before.

The Black-Out Killer is back. And he’s coming for Claire...

Praise for Closer Than You Think:

‘Dark, gripping and with a twist that leaves you breathless’ John Marrs

‘Utterly brilliant . . . the final twist left me breathless. Darren O’Sullivan is proving himself time and again as an exceptional story teller’ Lisa Hall

Readers love Closer Than You Think:

‘I literally read it in one sitting . . . 5*’ NetGalley reviewer

‘One of the most gripping books I’ve read in a long time’ NetGalley reviewer

‘I was thrown for a loop . . . a major surprise ending’ NetGalley reviewer

‘Darren O’Sullivan’s best book yet’ NetGalley reviewer

‘Had me hooked from the first page . . . very cleverly written’ NetGalley reviewer

The perfect family. A moment that will change everything.

 

Emma thought she had the perfect life: a beautiful home, a loving husband and a gorgeous son.

 

She was wrong.

 

When she wakes up to find herself in hospital, Emma has no memory of how she got there or why her husband and son won’t come to see her.

 

What happened to Emma’s family?

 

Emma is desperate to find out what happened – and that her loved ones are safe – but remembering the truth could be the most dangerous thing of all…

 

An addictive and page-turning psychological thriller that will have you looking over your shoulder and checking the doors are locked. If you love B.A. Paris, Shari Lapena and K.L. Slater, The Last Thing I Saw is for you.

 

Previously published as Don’t Let Me Die. This edition contains significant editorial revisions.

 

What readers are saying about The Last Thing I Saw:

 

‘One of the best I've read in a long time. Had me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down until I found out what happened. A great thriller that had me double checking the locks on my door. Will definitely tell everyone to read this great book.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Wowee, what a reveal right near the end!... The sense of fear and panic grows throughout the book… until we come to the final showdown. Which I have to say, is a cracker. Loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would. This is a very well written, fast-paced, page-turner with a shocking ending that I did not see coming… If you are looking for a gripping thriller, I highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A fantastic page-turner! I got so caught up in this story I just had to keep reading… I really enjoyed this book, love a book that sucks you in at the start and doesn’t let you go ’til the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This is one ending that will shock!! I would highly recommend it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘The opening chapters had me drawn in immediately and I found it almost impossible to put down this fabulous psychological read… A fantastic read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Absolutely amazing read!... A nonstop page-turning thriller with a twist… Highly enjoyable, would recommend 10 out of 10!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Truly compelling read! Read in one sitting, the author kept me guessing… I definitely wasn’t expecting that twist!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A psychological thriller that had me guessing the whole book… A really good read… Scary, tense, exciting and generous in its twists and turns. 10/10.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This was a fast-paced thriller that held my attention from beginning to end! The ending was definitely unexpected... Would definitely recommend.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Absolutely amazing! A thrilling, heart-pounding, brilliant tale, deftly told by a master of the art… An unputdownable and fabulous debut.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars

 

‘I loved the way the book kept me questioning what was going on and what had actually happened on that night… Creepy, spine-tingling and hypnotic!! A very much recommended read!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I did not want to put it down. Each chapter reveals a bit more and pulls you in deeper, and you keep flipping those pages… A great read!!’ Tropical Delusions, 5 stars


‘If you like a psychological thriller that takes you on a roller-coaster ride and makes you want to keep turning the pages, then this book is for you! I thought I had it figured out – but I was way off! I didn’t want to put this one down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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