Angela was just a baby when she was abandoned, and a children's home is no place to grow up. When manager Ray takes girls off to his 'den' in the garden, they always come back crying...
So, when wealthy couple James and Rosemary come to choose a child to adopt, Angela is desperate to escape.
Years later, Angela starts to search for her birth mother, Evelyn, hoping to heal the scars of her childhood. But strange and sinister events start to unfold. And Evelyn fears she may not survive her daughter's return.
Originally from the UK, Karen won the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Montegrappa Novel Writing Award 2016 with her crime-thriller novel, the bestselling The Good Mother. When she's not writing novels, Karen is busy bringing up her two young children and running her communication business Travel Ink.
Claire Carmichael leads a charmed life. She has two beautiful sons, Jamie and Joshua, and a handsome and successful husband who loves her. She has been taught well by her mother – the most important thing Claire has is her good reputation.
He said, she said...
Even when she was in school, Claire had it all. She was clever, likable, and after passing the initiation tests, she was welcomed into the society of popular girls – The Queen Bees. So when a scandal threatened to ruin Claire's reputation, the Queen Bees closed rank to protect her, no matter who else got hurt.
Never forgotten, never forgiven...
Claire may have moved on from her school days, but for one person who she hurt irreparably, those memories are as fresh as blood. And all it takes to reap their revenge, is ONE PERFECT LIE.
The latest heart-racing psychological thriller from the author of the bestselling The Good Mother. Perfect for fans of Lucy Clarke, Paula Hawkins and Lisa Jewell.
Natalie spent most of her childhood feeling afraid. So when she moved into her cosy little flat in St Ives and met her three friendly neighbours, she knew at once it was somewhere she'd feel safe.
Before long, Natalie's neighbours have become the family she never had. Kind, motherly Morwenna, serious, reliable Nigel, and sweet, anxious Daniel. They collect each other's mail, water each other's plants, and share each others lives.
But as Natalie knows all too well, the people who are closest to you can also be the most dangerous. And this house is not as safe as she thinks...
Praise for Sarah Simpson:
'Dark and twisty; devious and taut ... Will keep you from sleep and in suspense!' Diane Jeffrey.
'I found myself fully hooked right from the start' Jade Gillan, NetGalley.
'A great debut novel ... Will definitely read another by this author!' Johnna Whetstone, NetGalley.
'A book to take your breath away. The layers are unpeeled slowly and deliberately and it is deep, dark and tantalising!' Grace J Reviewerlady, NetGalley.
'I love mystery books and this one kept me guessing ... Highly recommended!' Erika Estrela, NetGalley.
'Get ready, it's unlike anything you've read before. WOW!' Sherri Thacker, NetGalley.
'A really great book with some tough scenes to read. Highly recommend' Mandy White, NetGalley.
'I just had to find out what her mistake was' Michelle Russell, NetGalley.
'A tense and exciting psychological thriller ... The plot was unbelievably chilling and culminated in a nerve-racking conclusion' Joan Clapham, NetGalley.
'Congratulations on a well-crafted, emotionally challenging debut novel' Jeannette McAnderson.
'Wonderful debut psychological thriller written about a psychologist married to an abusive husband, both emotionally and physically' Annie McDonnell, NetGalley.
'A dark psychological thriller which at times feels almost too real' Claire Ross, NetGalley.
'Probably the best book I have read this year which is even more amazing for a debut novel' Breakaway Reviewers, NetGalley.
'Wow! This book certainly packed some punch! Highly recommended to lovers of the genre who enjoy character driven stories of suspense that focus on relationship dynamics' Heidi F, NetGalley.
'A steady paced thriller, eerie, unsettling, dark and gritty' Dash Fan, NetGalley.
'Opening with an intense, chilling prologue, this is a spine-chilling, gripping, well-written debut psychological thriller ... I look forward to reading more books by this author' Nicki Richards, NetGalley.
'I found myself rushing through my chores to sit back down and read this book' Janine Causley, NetGalley.
Catherine is a good mother and a good wife. The family home is immaculate, her husband's supper is cooked on time, but when she starts writing to Michael, a prisoner convicted of murder, she finds herself obsessing about his crime and whether he can ever truly be forgiven...
Kate has no time for herself. Caught in the maelstrom of bringing up two young children with no money, and an out-of-work husband, she longs to escape the drudgery of being a wife and a mother. And she soon starts taking dangerous risks to feel alive...
Alison has flown the nest. But university life is not what she had hoped for, and she finds herself alone and unhappy. Until the day her professor takes a sudden interest in her. Then everything changes...
A gripping psychological suspense with a shocking twist that will leave you reeling... Perfect for the fans of Jenny Blackhurst and Sue Fortin.
DUBLIN - For the past two years Jill Ryan has tried to keep her darkest secrets deeply buried and remain relatively anonymous. Haunted by her tragic past and struggling to keep her life together, Jill soon realises that the last person she can trust is herself.
KILKENNY - Only Heather Martin knows the lengths her husband will go to teach her a lesson and Heather has had enough. Faced with the impossible choice of saving herself or staying to care for her ailing father, Heather has a choice to make. But does she have what it takes to survive?
When Detectives Louise Kennedy in Dublin and Tony Kelly in Kilkenny begin to investigate, their dark discoveries collide unravelling a complex web of secrets that stretch far and wide.
What readers are saying:
'O'Neill is back with an equally gripping sequel ... A remarkable ability to get under the skin of characters ... Page-turning prose' Sunday Independent Dublin.
'Behind a Closed Door blew my socks off and is a very cleverly written and addictive read' Ginger Book Geek.
'I thoroughly enjoyed reading this compelling book. Definitely recommend!' Dash Fan Book Reviews.
'I found it haunting, atmospheric, daunting, thrilling and gripping. It's one of those reads that will grip you and spit you out' Read Along with Sue.
'Dark and deep secrets! A well constructed plot that is deeply disturbing! Great story!' Cathy Thompson, NetGalley.
Anna was the perfect wife. Perfect mother. Perfect woman. And now she's dead. Leaving behind her husband, David, and two young children their lives will never be the same. But Vicky will make sure life goes on...
These two women have been best friends forever, a lifetime of secrets lies between them and now Vicky is ready to step up into Anna's perfect shoes. But not everything is as it seems and as David begins to question Vicky's motives for walking into his life things might just get a little murderous.
The question on everyone's lips is, who killed Anna? And what actually happened on the night she died?
Perfect for fans of The Rumour, The Silent Patient and The Suspect.