The Girl You Lost: A gripping psychological thriller

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Eighteen years ago your baby daughter was snatched. Today, she came back.

A sinister and darkly compelling psychological thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Girl With No Past.

Eighteen years ago, Simone Porter’s six-month-old daughter, Helena, was abducted. Simone and husband, Matt, have slowly rebuilt their shattered lives, but the pain at losing their child has never left them.

Then a young woman, Grace, appears out of the blue and tells Simone she has information about her stolen baby. But just who is Grace – and can Simone trust her?

When Grace herself disappears, Simone becomes embroiled in a desperate search for her baby and the woman who has vital clues about her whereabouts.

Simone is inching closer to the truth but it’ll take her into dangerous and disturbing territory.

Simone lost her baby. Will she lose her life trying to find her?

Read what people are saying about The Girl You Lost

Oh my gosh! What a stunning story. I couldn’t put this book down and devoured it over a weekend . . . Giving a 5 star rating has never been easier.’ StefLoz Book Blog

WOW!! This book left me speechless! Completely threw me for a loop!! I seriously could not put this book down.’ My Own Jackpot

WOW this book was intense! . . . amazing and so disturbing all at the same time . . . So many times I would say “OH MY GOD" out loud.’ Steph and Chris’s Book Review

This is the best book I think I have read in a long time. I was completely hooked from start to finish . . . made me cry, laugh, scream, beg, and plead at the characters within this book and kept me guessing right till the end. Amazing!!!! If you only read one book in your life. Make it this one.’ Joss Dreaming of Publication

Wow, I am still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor after this ending. It is so creepy crazy. There was absolutely no way I saw the ending coming . . . I'm still stunned and I finished reading the book 30 minutes ago and I've had two cigarettes! . . . This was one thrilling ride . . . I strongly in all sincerity recommend this book!The Reading Room

I still I have that "I didn't see that coming" feeling … excellent.’ Sarah’s Cozy Book Nook

OMG it is good, it is better than good it is mind-blowing . . . I absolutely loved it and devoured this in one evening. I simply could not put it down . . . I was on the edge of my seat having palpitations . . . This is one hell of a gripping story so if you love psychological thrillers then this is a must read for 2016. I am giving this an easy 5 massive well-deserved stars.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews

‘Had me gripped from the first few pages, and at no point does the story disappoint. Love a good twist? This is the ULTIMATE thriller.’ The Bookshelf Blog

The suspense is epic in Kathryn Croft’s latest novel. The fear and dread she generates is for me what makes her one of THE best thriller writers. The shocks just keep coming and the ending is just how I wanted to it to be. It’s just perfect.Postcard Reviews

A powerhouse of emotions . . . Put simply, it’s wickedly engaging, and one I’d absolutely recommend.’ Little Bookness Lane

‘This book really surprised me. Considering the fact that I have read more thriller books and watched more thriller/mystery shows than I can count I have pretty much resigned myself to the fact that nothing could surprise me any more. Guess what?? This book has taught me there are still books out there in the mystery genre that could surprise me . . . I would recommend this book to all the mystery lovers out there. I don't remember the last time I enjoyed a thriller/mystery genre book this much.’ Nair the Critique

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 You wake up to find the man beside you is dead. He is not your husband. This is not your bed. 
What do you do? 

Tara Logan lives a quiet life with her husband, Noah, and two children, teenager Rosie and eleven-year-old Spencer. 

But her peace is shattered when she wakes in her neighbour Lee’s bed, with no memory of how she got there or what happened between them. 
And worse – he has been stabbed to death.

Convinced she didn’t kill Lee, Tara stays silent, fearing the truth will rip her family apart.

But as her daughter spirals out of control, and her husband becomes increasingly distant, Tara soon realises that someone in her life knows what really happened to Lee. She must get to the truth before they do. 

Tara made a mistake … but will one night cost her everything?

A gripping, shocking psychological thriller, with a twist that will take you by surprise.

Will engross fans of Gone Girl, Behind Closed Doors, and The Girl on the Train.

Praise for Kathryn Croft
‘OMG it is good, it is better than good it is mind-blowing . . . I was on the edge of my seat having palpitations . . . This is one hell of a gripping story so if you love psychological thrillers then this is a must read for 2016. I am giving this an easy 5 massive well-deserved stars.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews

‘You will be kept guessing right until the very end . . . had me gripped from the first few pages, and at no point does the story disappoint. Love a good twist? This is the ULTIMATE thriller.’ The Bookshelf Blog

‘You can't help but be totally gripped by the whole story line . . . you will not want to put it down. With twists and turns a plenty, this is one compelling read that you will not want to miss.’ By the Letter Book Reviews

‘A hell of a ride. By the time I reached the nail-biting conclusion I was a nervous wreck,the ending has left me speechless … one of my top reads of 2016. 5 stars out of 5 from me (I would rate it higher if I could).’ The Book Review Cafe

‘Oh my gosh! What a stunning story. I couldn’t put this book down and devoured it over a weekend . . . Giving a 5 star rating has never been easier.’ StefLoz Book Blog
Years spent running from your past. Today it catches up.


A gripping psychological thriller for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. 

Leah Mills lives a life of a fugitive – kept on the run by one terrible day from her past. It is a lonely life, without a social life or friends until – longing for a connection – she meets Julian. For the first time she dares to believe she can live a normal life. 

Then, on the fourteenth anniversary of that day, she receives a card.Someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed the life Leah has created. 

But is Leah all she seems? Or does she deserve everything she gets? 

Everyone has secrets. But some are deadly. 

Read what people are saying about The Girl With No Past


‘Couldn't turn the pages fast enough … one of the best books I've read this year.’ The Book Review Café 

‘From the first chapter, the book keeps you guessing … an amazingly thrilling and gripping story … even better than The Girl on the Train.’ More Delight 

‘It's one of these books where you just HAVE to read JUST a couple more pages.’ Library Thing 

‘I loved this book! Twists and turns to keep you guessing!’ Snazzy Books 

‘BLIMEY. This book is GRIPPY - I sat and read it over the course of a day and a night, purely because I couldn't put it down … It is FABULOUS.’Reading Room with a View 

‘Wow! This book grabbed me from the very beginning! … To say this book is a page-turner would be an understatement! … Just brilliant!’ Chat About Books 

‘It's perfection for a thriller.’ Chic Toronto 

‘It kept me up all night and cost me my beauty sleep! … one of the best thrillers I have read this year.’ Books Are Man’s Other Best Friend 

‘I read this book in one sitting as I could not bear to put it down … extremely compelling.’ Ajoobacats Blog 

‘A gripping, psychological, heart-thumping, leave-you-guessing thriller … an amazing read! … It is chilling suspense with gripping mystery and an ending you never saw coming.’ Book Lovin’ Alicia 

‘The story kept me wondering and trying to guess what the heck Leah did! I could not figure it out and when I finally found out at the end…………… HOLY HANNAH!!! I did NOT see that coming!!’ Fiction Addiction 

‘This is one amazing read. What a journey I have been on with Leah Mills … I thought, OMG I do hope after all this tension and the stress level I have been under reading this, that the author makes it worth it. Oh she certainly made it worth it. Oh yes and with another punch toward the end for good measure. WOW. This was an awesome book.’ Sue and her Books 

‘I love every twist and turn about this book. It's amazing and you'll never really see it coming … one of the best books of 2015 for me.’ Princess Primeah 

‘One of the best books I have read this year, that kept me up well into the night … The Girl With No Past, is billed to those who are a fan of Gone Girland The Girl On The Train. (Having read both) I think this out shines the two … the story itself is phenomenal - honestly one of the best I have read, it really does outshine all other thrillers I have read.’ Afternoon Bookery

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Bookouture
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Feb 5, 2016
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
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‘Your husband didn’t kill himself.’
Five years rebuilding your life. Five words will destroy it again.

Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students vanished. 

Five years later, just when Mia is beginning to heal, stranger Alison walks into her life, saying her husband didn’t kill himself. 

Fragile, slight Alison leads Mia on a path into Zach’s past, and Mia begins to think she never really knew her own husband. As the secrets revealed get darker, Alison becomes harder to read, and Mia starts to wonder – why is Alison so keen to help?

And then a piece of the puzzle appears in an impossible place, and Mia has to ask, is she losing her mind, or should she be afraid for her life?

An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller about obsession and buried secrets, with a brilliant twist. Fans of The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors, and Gone Girl will be hooked from the very first page.

See what readers are saying about Silent Lies:

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‘A jaw-dropping ending that left me spinning!...incredibly intense and full of intrigue. Its gripping and compelling plot had me hooked from the very first page.’ Novel Deelights

‘That ending!!! Woah, I never saw that coming! Absolutely gobsmacked! Brilliantly written.’ Chat About Books

‘It is one of those books that you just want to tell everyone about…Brilliant!’ Books from Dusk till Dawn

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‘A cleverly written thriller that makes for compelling reading. The twists and turns kept me guessing, and the conclusion was shocking and completely unexpected.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘A perfectly written, compelling web made of truths and lies.' Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles

‘A fast paced plot…had me binge reading this novel late into the night! From the moment I started the book, I was hooked...’ Clues and Reviews

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‘The ending was definitely one of those “I didn’t see that coming” moments!’ Stardust Book Reviews

What if the person you love most in the world was in terrible danger … because of you?


Three years ago, Toni’s five-year-old daughter Evie disappeared after leaving school. The police have never been able to find her. There were no witnesses, no CCTV, no trace.


But Toni believes her daughter is alive. And as she begins to silently piece together her memories, the full story of the past begins to reveal itself, and a devastating truth.


Toni’s mind is trapped in a world of silence, her only chance to save herself is to manage the impossible. She must find a way to make herself heard. She must find her daughter.


A compelling, gripping thriller with a breathtaking twist that will keep you awake until the early hours. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors and The Sister.


What readers are saying about Blink:


'Brilliant, very clever ... I absolutely recommend it' B. A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors


'Once I started I couldn't stop. I devoured it. Chomped away chapter by chapter until I had hoofed the whole damned lot and you know what? It left me hungry for more ... An absolutely stonking 5 stars from me.' Jen Med's Book Reviews


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'Just BRILLIANT' It's All About Books


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'The book had me from the very first sentence and kept hold of me until I finished it. There are twists galore but on one occasion my jaw actually dropped open as I realised that all was not as it seemed. Fantastic writing, excellent characterisation that has left me salivating for book number three! Five stars.' Angela Marsons


'Five stars! This book had me hook line and sinker ... this author's mind is very very clever.' Sue and her Books


'WOW, what a corker of a book, gripping story, believable untrustworthy characters and not just one but two totally jaw dropping unexpected twists.' Nicki's Life of Crime


'What a read ...The ending took me completely by surprise! In most books, I end up guessing the ending, but this book was spectacular. The book had me gripped from word 'go'. I couldn't stop reading ...a brilliant brilliant book.' Any Excuse to Read


'A fantastic psychological thriller and I was kept hooked throughout. Lots of twists and turns, an excellent pace and so much suspense and surprise, I didn't quite know where the book was going at times ...couldn't be anything other than five stars!' Donna's Book Blog


'With bucketfuls of suspense and intrigue Blink is guaranteed to keep the most hardened psychological thriller love on the edge of their seats. Five Stars. ' The Book Review Cafe


'Pure genius!! Blink is everything a psychological thriller should be! K L Slater is in a class of her own ... Just when you think you have it figured out, you are knocked out of the park! One of the most mind-bending twists ever, just simply stunning!' What Rachel Read Next


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'K.L. Slater has done it again with her latest book, Blink. From a creepy beginning to the twisty end, this book keeps the reader on the edge of his or her seat. Hang on for the ride' Shelf Knowledge

‘I am struggling to put into words exactly how good this book is… downright chilling… I truly can't wait for her next one!! I have no doubt that this will be in my top reads of 2017! 5 MASSIVE stars.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Gave me goosebumps, made my heart race and my blood run cold… it is pure genius… A very easy five stars from me, I'd give it more if I could.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Wow! What a book!... So many twists, none of which I saw coming!... One of the best thrillers I have read!’ Renita D’Silva

Christopher would never hurt anyone. Not intentionally. Even after everything that’s happened I still believe that...

Christopher Harris is a lonely boy. A boy who has never fitted in to his family. Who has always felt something was missing from his life. 

Until one day, when he discovers a suitcase in his family’s attic. Inside the suitcase is a letter. Inside the letter is a secret about his mother that changes everything.

What price would you pay for the perfect family? 

Christopher finally has a chance at happiness. A happiness that he will do anything to protect… 

An unputdownable thriller about the lies we tell and the secrets we keep, Mother will hold you breathless until the very last page and leave you reeling. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, The Sister and Apple Tree Yard.

What readers are saying about Mother:


‘I absolutely loved this book… the story was pure genius.’ ANGELA MARSONS #1 bestselling author of Silent Scream

‘S.E. Lynes has the ability to create a dark, looming suspense with absolute finesse – subtle, but chilling. It creeps up on you until you find yourself devouring the pages.’ Novels and Teacups

‘I finished Mother yesterday evening and am still reeling… I was hooked from the start… I can't wait to see what S.E. Lynes has in store next!’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Has you holding your breath and gasping with shock at every new revelation… 5 stars from me, but I would give more if possible!!’ Goodreads reviewer 

'Utterly gripping.’ Ignite Books

‘The twists and turns of the story! This is a book packed with “didn’t see that coming” moments.’ In the Reading Corner

‘The ending took me completely by surprise and kind of summed up the whole book with a loud “WOW” as I read the last word… exciting, dark, fast paced and thrilling.’ Goodreads reviewer 

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‘Amazingly gripping… I loved it.’ Postcard Reviews

Years spent running from your past. Today it catches up.


A gripping psychological thriller for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. 

Leah Mills lives a life of a fugitive – kept on the run by one terrible day from her past. It is a lonely life, without a social life or friends until – longing for a connection – she meets Julian. For the first time she dares to believe she can live a normal life. 

Then, on the fourteenth anniversary of that day, she receives a card.Someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed the life Leah has created. 

But is Leah all she seems? Or does she deserve everything she gets? 

Everyone has secrets. But some are deadly. 

Read what people are saying about The Girl With No Past


‘Couldn't turn the pages fast enough … one of the best books I've read this year.’ The Book Review Café 

‘From the first chapter, the book keeps you guessing … an amazingly thrilling and gripping story … even better than The Girl on the Train.’ More Delight 

‘It's one of these books where you just HAVE to read JUST a couple more pages.’ Library Thing 

‘I loved this book! Twists and turns to keep you guessing!’ Snazzy Books 

‘BLIMEY. This book is GRIPPY - I sat and read it over the course of a day and a night, purely because I couldn't put it down … It is FABULOUS.’Reading Room with a View 

‘Wow! This book grabbed me from the very beginning! … To say this book is a page-turner would be an understatement! … Just brilliant!’ Chat About Books 

‘It's perfection for a thriller.’ Chic Toronto 

‘It kept me up all night and cost me my beauty sleep! … one of the best thrillers I have read this year.’ Books Are Man’s Other Best Friend 

‘I read this book in one sitting as I could not bear to put it down … extremely compelling.’ Ajoobacats Blog 

‘A gripping, psychological, heart-thumping, leave-you-guessing thriller … an amazing read! … It is chilling suspense with gripping mystery and an ending you never saw coming.’ Book Lovin’ Alicia 

‘The story kept me wondering and trying to guess what the heck Leah did! I could not figure it out and when I finally found out at the end…………… HOLY HANNAH!!! I did NOT see that coming!!’ Fiction Addiction 

‘This is one amazing read. What a journey I have been on with Leah Mills … I thought, OMG I do hope after all this tension and the stress level I have been under reading this, that the author makes it worth it. Oh she certainly made it worth it. Oh yes and with another punch toward the end for good measure. WOW. This was an awesome book.’ Sue and her Books 

‘I love every twist and turn about this book. It's amazing and you'll never really see it coming … one of the best books of 2015 for me.’ Princess Primeah 

‘One of the best books I have read this year, that kept me up well into the night … The Girl With No Past, is billed to those who are a fan of Gone Girland The Girl On The Train. (Having read both) I think this out shines the two … the story itself is phenomenal - honestly one of the best I have read, it really does outshine all other thrillers I have read.’ Afternoon Bookery

Thirteen years ago someone did something very bad to Anna. Now it’s her turn to get even …

Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn’t like to let people to get too close – she knows how much damage they can do.

Then one ordinary day Anna witnesses a devastating road accident and recognises the driver as Carla, the woman who ruined her life all those years ago. Now it’s Anna’s chance to set things straight but her revenge needs to be executed carefully …

First she needs to get to know Liam, the man injured in the accident. She needs to follow the police investigation. She needs to watch Carla from the shadows…

But as Anna’s obsession with Carla escalates, her own secrets start to unravel. Is Carla really dangerous or does Anna need to worry about someone far closer to home?

A compelling, gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Sister.

What everyone's saying about SAFE WITH ME:

'Holy Hell what a jaw dropper!.....Just need a moment to lift my jaw back off the floor, what a fantastic debut!' Chelle's Book Reviews

'First let me say, just WOW. It has been a long time since I read a book this good. I was completely spellbound by this psychological thriller and could hardly put it down... Safe With Me went far beyond my expectations in every way ...There are so many secrets, backstories, and undercurrents, and this wonderful feeling of dread throughout, it is like nectar for the reader. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves a psychological thriller. I am looking forward to the next book from K.L. Slater. She has knocked this one out of the proverbial park' Shelf Knowledge

'Oh my gosh! What a belter of a debut! Safe With Me is totally brilliant' The Little Bookworm

'Sublimely dark and all-consuming, Slater has written a novel so gripping, so captivatingly exciting that I found myself shushing everyone and ignoring everything simply so I could carry on reading.' Becca's Books 

'This one will keep you up at night, flipping the pages ...One word of caution, prepare to be surprised & shocked more than once.' First to Read

'Freakin' awesome...you need to start this book on a day when you have nothing else to do, because believe me you will not want to put this down once you start it.' I Love Reading

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 You wake up to find the man beside you is dead. He is not your husband. This is not your bed. 
What do you do? 

Tara Logan lives a quiet life with her husband, Noah, and two children, teenager Rosie and eleven-year-old Spencer. 

But her peace is shattered when she wakes in her neighbour Lee’s bed, with no memory of how she got there or what happened between them. 
And worse – he has been stabbed to death.

Convinced she didn’t kill Lee, Tara stays silent, fearing the truth will rip her family apart.

But as her daughter spirals out of control, and her husband becomes increasingly distant, Tara soon realises that someone in her life knows what really happened to Lee. She must get to the truth before they do. 

Tara made a mistake … but will one night cost her everything?

A gripping, shocking psychological thriller, with a twist that will take you by surprise.

Will engross fans of Gone Girl, Behind Closed Doors, and The Girl on the Train.

Praise for Kathryn Croft
‘OMG it is good, it is better than good it is mind-blowing . . . I was on the edge of my seat having palpitations . . . This is one hell of a gripping story so if you love psychological thrillers then this is a must read for 2016. I am giving this an easy 5 massive well-deserved stars.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews

‘You will be kept guessing right until the very end . . . had me gripped from the first few pages, and at no point does the story disappoint. Love a good twist? This is the ULTIMATE thriller.’ The Bookshelf Blog

‘You can't help but be totally gripped by the whole story line . . . you will not want to put it down. With twists and turns a plenty, this is one compelling read that you will not want to miss.’ By the Letter Book Reviews

‘A hell of a ride. By the time I reached the nail-biting conclusion I was a nervous wreck,the ending has left me speechless … one of my top reads of 2016. 5 stars out of 5 from me (I would rate it higher if I could).’ The Book Review Cafe

‘Oh my gosh! What a stunning story. I couldn’t put this book down and devoured it over a weekend . . . Giving a 5 star rating has never been easier.’ StefLoz Book Blog
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