The Warning: A nail biting, gripping psychological thriller

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My little boy’s room was empty, his bed neatly made. Alarm bells should have rung immediately. Then the knock on the door came. All I remember is a thick fog wrapping itself tightly around me. This couldn’t be happening to us.

 

Three years ago, nurse Zoe's son Ethan was found drowned in a muddy river by their home, along with his best friend Josh. With no witnesses, their deaths were ruled a tragic accident.

 

Heartbroken, Zoe and her family, move away from her home. They’re just beginning to get back to some kind of normality, when, out of the blue, Zoe receives an anonymous email: 

 

You need to find out the truth about what happened to your son. Don’t let this rest. Don’t believe the lie.

 

Shaken, Zoe starts an obsessive hunt for the truth. But why is her husband so reluctant to help?

And why is Josh’s mother so determined not to believe her?

 

An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller about a mother’s desperate search for the truth. Fans of The Girl on the Train, and Gone Girl will be hooked from the very first page.

 

See what readers are saying about The Warning:

 

OMG Kathryn Croft has done it again!!! I devoured this book in two days!!! I absolutely loved it along with all the other books I’ve read of hers. From the beginning to end kept in suspense and shock. I really didn’t see any of it coming.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

I proudly hand over 5 twisty messed-up stars to this book!!! I loved this and all the WTF moments… It was so freakin’ cool to read! Very interesting plot(s) going on here!! Twisted, twisty, dark, sad, awesome!!! Oh let’s just say... THAT ending!... 5 Stars from me!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Oh, what a great ride this book was… her best book yet! She writes a great story… keeps you guessing right to the very end! I absolutely loved this book… can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I finished this book in one evening, something that's a bit of a rarity… absolutely cracking psychological thriller… It was so refreshing… A truly magnificent read. I was glued to it from start to finish, barely able to put it down… Kathryn Croft is a fantastic writer and I will definitely be going back and reading her previous novels because she is such a brilliant writer, she honestly kept me awake long enough to finish this book in one go… The Warning was the exact book I needed to kick my reading mojo back into gear.’ Leah Reads Books

 

‘My 1st book from this author and I loved it… a page-turner… the twist is explosive… Read it in two days… very gripping and emotional… will be reading more from this author… if you like twists look no further for your next read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

Kept me on the edge of my seat… A story of secrets and lies with many twists and turns. A very enjoyable read that I read in one day as I couldn't put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This book kept me on the edge of my seat.  A great psychological thriller that had me guessing until the very end… Family secrets, lies and twists made this a page turner that I didn't want to put down5 twisty stars from me! Keep them coming Kathryn Croft!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

With this author you know you are going to get a true psychological treat, as with every one of her books there is something new ‘brought to the table’ it’s great when you find an author that you know is going to thrill and inspire you. The story is fast-paced, dark and at times sad…The kind of book if a friend says ‘how can you spend all day reading your can hand them the book and say ‘read this, that’s why’. 10/10, 5 Stars.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

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Bookouture
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9781786816566
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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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‘The ending was definitely one of those “I didn’t see that coming” moments!’ Stardust Book Reviews

I know my daughter better than I know myself and if there’s one thing I know for sure at this moment: it's that Maisie is not ok.
My ex-husband Shaun and I are still friends.
We would do anything for our beautiful little girl, Maisie.
But now Shaun has moved in with Joanne and suddenly, Maisie has a brand new family.
And there’s something not quite right about it…I know Joanne isn’t everything she says she is. Yet no-one will listen.
I need to discover what she’s hiding.
Because if I don’t, my daughter will be in terrible danger.

The most gripping psychological thriller you’ll read this year from the Kindle top five bestselling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Girl on the Train or Gone Girl, you’ll be absolutely hooked.

What everyone is saying about K.L. Slater: 

‘I want to take it and scream from the rooftops. I want to make everyone I know read a copy. I want to knock on doors and leave this book in mailboxes. Enthralling, fast-paced and dark … I read this one into the night, I left the book open on my bed so I could try and absorb more as I slept … if you want a hair-raising thriller, then look no further..’ 5 stars, Clues and Reviews

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‘a fanbloodytastic debut … truly a gripping read with some gobsmacking twists that will leave you breathless! I absolutely loved this book!' 5 stars – Emma The Little Bookworm

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‘There is no way the explosive ending will not completely shock and surprise you!... This story will have you in its claws from the very first page and won't let you go until the very end!’ It’s All About Books, 5 stars

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'Pure genius!! … 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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'I simply COULD NOT put this book down... twists you around curves you did not even know existed. This isn’t my first K. L. Slater book, nor will it be my last.' Dark Twisty Books, 5 stars
 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

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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


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‘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 

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “mercilessly entertaining” (Vanity Fair) instant classic “about the nature of identity and the terrible secrets that can survive and thrive in even the most intimate relationships” (Lev Grossman, Time).

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“Ms. Flynn writes dark suspense novels that anatomize violence without splashing barrels of blood around the pages . . . Ms. Flynn has much more up her sleeve than a simple missing-person case. As Nick and Amy alternately tell their stories, marriage has never looked so menacing, narrators so unreliable.”—The Wall Street Journal

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