Keep Her Close: A gripping suspenseful crime thriller

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Someone took your daughter. And nobody believes you…

 

Then:

Three-year-old Ally was found alone in a parking lot.

She was barefoot and dressed only in a yellow sundress. In the middle of winter.

What kind of person would abandon their daughter?

 

Now:

Fifteen years later and Ally has a new family. 

But her real father has sent her a letter.

And now Ally is missing. 

 

A gripping twist-filled thriller that will have you looking over your shoulder.  Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Teresa Driscoll.

 

What everyone’s saying about Keep Her Close:

 

‘A fast-paced thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. I read it in one day as I did not want to put it down. Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘A psychological thriller that had my heart pounding with anticipation!... A fast-paced action-packed journey that homes in on parental love and the depths you’d resort to finding your daughter… An intense story… slowly revealing other side-line characters who each have their own secrets that are unearthed as the plot continues. Revealing that nothing was ever really as it seemed from the on-set. Without giving away any spoilers, this is one of those novels that by the time you get to the end, it really makes you think about what you thought you knew about the beginning. It’s very clever and certainly ends with a satisfactory bang! NowFiction, 5 stars

 

‘I really enjoyed this read. It's a fabulous page-turner… A fast-moving tale of relationships and secrets. It's well-written and the style reminded me of early Harlan Coben / Linwood Barclay… A fun, well-told drama and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘The tension ramps up as the narrative unfolds in this quick-read, fast-paced tale of a family in crisis… The suspense builds as the story unfolds with some interesting reveals and plot twists that keep the pages turning… Recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘The book has a great premise and an interesting start. It then moves into a fast almost frenetic pace where everyone is running somewhere… I love Judy.  Her character unfolds with the story and I understand her motivation… A good story.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Delivers a real punch at the end!’ Goodreads Reviewer

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Bookouture
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Published on
Dec 5, 2018
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781786816122
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Sisters Bree and Alissa Walker share a special bond. Neglected by their parents, they have always looked out for one another. But one day, sixteen-year-old Alissa goes missing. When Bree discovers her green backpack with all her belongings, abandoned on the steps of their run-down trailer, she knows that something bad has happened …

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The instant New York Times Bestseller (January 2018)!

"A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller" —New York Times Book Review

"Buckle up, because you won't be able to put this one down." —Glamour

"Jaw dropping. Unforgettable. Shocking." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The best domestic suspense novel since Gone Girl." —In Touch Weekly

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies.

A 2018 Indie Next Pick | One of Glamour Magazine's Best Books of 2018 | One of Hello Giggles' 19 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

Praise for The Wife Between Us:

"Fiendishly clever...in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing." —Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Stars are Fire

“A clever thriller with masterful twists.” – Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Kept Woman

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The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

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Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.

Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.

Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.

From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

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