Close to You: A completely gripping psychological thriller

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I pinch the screen to zoom until I’m staring at the face of a ghost. A man with very short hair, staring directly at the camera with piercing brown eyes.


He is as he was when I last saw him: wrinkles around the corners of the eyes and a knowing smirk. That’s the expression I see when I can’t sleep.


My body tenses. It can’t be him. It’s not my ex-husband. It’s not David. 


I know that better than anyone because he didn’t walk out on me.


He didn’t disappear two years ago and he’s not a missing person.


I know that for a fact because I’m the one who killed him.


A brilliantly twisty thriller which will have fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl absolutely gripped.


Read what everyone is saying about Close to You:


‘A fast paced, deeply thought out and written thriller/mystery! The type of book to grab your attention quickly and pull you into the “what happens next” reading hole! I absolutely loved this one!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Another gripping thriller from an author who has very quickly become a must read for me. This one will grab you immediately and will not let go until the final heart-stopping twist… This is a twisty, edge of your seat thriller that kept me guessing.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Wow…What an amazing book. Plenty of twists and turns and suspense. Had my attention from the first page to the last page. Just when I thought i had it figured out i was proven wrong. Can't wait for more from this author.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Yesssss a great big satisfied sigh as this was a superb read that kept me guessing throughout and I loved the book. The writing is just sensationalthis is going to come in my top reads for this year. This really is one book you shouldn’t miss.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘What an absolutely amazing story. This was an extremely suspenseful and thrilling story. Fast paced and really imaginative. I really liked the characters, especially Morgan who was a feisty heroine. Brilliant.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Kerry Wilkinson does it again, another belter of a read…What a way to start a book! I read this in a few hours in one sitting. Gripping easy read that kept me turning the pages.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Bookouture
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Published on
Oct 17, 2019
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781838881610
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Noir
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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‘Had me hooked from the very first paragraph’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I was totally gripped’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Completely riveted from the word go’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Lucy gets the same bus every day. Today, her journey home will change her life.


Lucy can barely afford her weekly ticket for the grimy number 24, tries to avoid eye contact, and, if she’s really lucky, she gets a seat and reads a chapter of her book. But it’s a Friday – and the bus is always crammed at the end of the week. She keeps her elbows close and clings to a pole at every juddering stop. All she wants to do is get home to her dog, Billy, the only comfort she has right now. 


When she gets off, something feels different.


An envelope stuffed with thousands of pounds is in her bag.


Is it the answer to her prayers, or the beginning of a nightmare?


Because, in the end, everything has a price.


A compulsive read that will have you absolutely hooked and reading late into the night.


Read what everyone is saying about A Face in the Crowd:


'I was totally gripped. It only took me a few hours to read this cover to cover and I barely put it down… I loved the writing style and will definitely read more by this author.’ Goodreads Reviewer 


'A novel of spine-tingling suspense that had me hooked from the very first paragraph. A delicious sense of unease settles in early, and only gains momentum as the story progresses. Quite simply, a fabulous read… A brilliantly crafted novel that I could not put down, even for a second. I was completely riveted from the word go. Lucy is a fascinatingly drawn character, whose reliability as a narrator is suspect at best. I adored this read, and would not hesitate to recommended it most highly.’ Goodreads Reviewer 


‘Kerry Wilkinson knows how to write! And craft a really good psychological thriller… There are a myriad of interesting characters along the way with plenty of red herrings. The end moves in like a runaway train and the twist is not what I was expecting.’ Goodreads Reviewer


'A fantastic thriller that I could not put down. A new favorite author to add to my list. Fabulous writing and characters.’ Goodreads Reviewer 


'I was drawn in by the concept and the beginning really hooked me. Kerry Wilkinson definitely has an original voice and I can see why there has been a lot of talk about this book. I definitely needed to know how it all turned out!’ Ingrid Alexander Writes 


‘It gripped me from the start and kept me turning the pages constantly. I liked Lucy’s character and really felt a connection to her and the people who lived around her, I think what was so emotive about this is the ‘everyday’ people who were central to the story. The people felt real…Really creepy and twisted, absolutely brilliant!’ Life Has a Funny Way 


'Great read. My first from this author but definitely not my last. Tons of suspense and twists and turns. Can't wait for more.’ Goodreads Reviewer 


‘My first Kerry Wilkinson novel but absolutely not my last. From the offset you feel the tension build… Some great characters, an unusual plot and storyline and it's many twists make this a very enjoyable and engrossing read.’ NetGalley Reviewer 


'I was totally gripped. It only took me a few hours to read this cover to cover and I barely put it down… I loved the writing style and will definitely read more by this author.’ Goodreads Reviewer 


'I love Kerry's books and the way he writes, this was a fast paced, gripping read with interesting characters which kept me on the edge of my seat. I can thoroughly recommend this book, you will not be disappointed.’ NetGalley Reviewer


'An amazing thriller! Had a couple of red herrings that I tried to follow, plus a surprise ending. Highly recommended!' Goodreads Reviewer

Thirteen years ago Olivia Adams went missing. Now she’s back… or is she?


When six-year-old Olivia Adams disappeared from her back garden, the small community of Stoneridge was thrown into turmoil.  How could a child vanish in the middle of a cosy English village?


Thirteen years on and Olivia is back. Her mother is convinced it’s her but not everyone is sure. If this is the missing girl, then where has she been - and what happened to her on that sunny afternoon?


If she's an imposter, then who would be bold enough to try to fool a child’s own mother – and why?


Then there are those who would rather Olivia stayed missing. The past is the past and some secrets must remain buried. 


An absorbing and gripping psychological thriller that will have you holding your breath until the final page.


Read what everyone is saying about The Girl Who Came Back:


‘OMG this book is so damn good…. gripped from the very first page…. I freaking loved it!’ Chelle’s Book Reviews


‘Cor! Kerry Wilkinson strikes again with this absolutely incredible page turner!’  Novel Deelights 


‘Wow this book just blew me away…it literally had me sitting on the end of the seat.’  Sean’s Book Reviews 


‘The Girl Who Came Back is absolutely the most unique and twisted thriller I have ever read… The reader will not be able to put this book down once it captures you… The twist at the end is amazing and one no one will see coming… a wonderfully told tale that kept me reading well past my usual bedtime.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘This was a fantastic read, as always, by a fantastic author… with enough twists and turns to keep you hooked until the very last word… I guarantee you will be hooked!!!  Five stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews


‘OMG Kerry Wilkinson is on fire!  This was awesome I loved it. The story totally captivated me, I couldn't put it down.  Everything about this book is fantastic.  I want to give it 6 stars!’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘Just WOW what an excellent read. Two stories in parallel that merge into an explosive ending that I truly didn't see coming.’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘This is a fantastically written, complex psychological thriller that tackles difficult subjects and emotions all in one wonderful narrative. A must-read!’ Have Books, Will Read


‘This book was wonderful, there were lots of twists and turns that I didn't see coming so it kept me engaged all the way through the book. I really had a hard time putting this one down…Awesome read.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk


‘This book was really amazing! It kept me gripped… It is amazing how the author weaves the tale and it just keeps the reader engrossed and everything was never what it seemed. An absolutely brilliant book, I highly recommend it.’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘A hugely enjoyable page-turner from Kerry Wilkinson: if he's not someone you've read you really are missing out!... I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.’ Cameron Book Reviews


‘I love everything Kerry Wilkinson writes - he has such an addictive, page-turning style of writing. And this book is definitely one of his very best! From the first line to very last, this was a superb, mind-blowing read… Absolutely loved this engaging, amazing story.’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘This is one of those books that once you start you just have to keep going…

this book has some great twists, and I have to say an OMG ending… I just didn't see that coming till it hit me in the face.’ I Love Reading UK

‘It was almost as if I had been hypnotised by the book… I just couldn’t put the book down.’ Ginger Book Geek

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‘I loved this book… I was hooked and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next… to say I devoured this book is a little bit of an understatement… What a great book!’ Dark Twisty Books

 

Suzanne Tyler barely knew her father. But when she’s given a series of secret diaries and eight mysterious photographs of women from his possessions, she knows she won’t be able to rest until she knows the truth about him. 

 

To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire.

But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death... So why did he have a picture of her?

 

Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his diaries? And who is it that’s out there, watching her every move?

 

Chilling and utterly page-turning, The Serial Killer’s Daughter is a compelling thriller, perfect for fans of C.L. Taylor, Rachel Abbott, and Tom Bale.

 

Read what everyone is saying about The Serial Killer’s Daughter:

 

‘Amazing, page turning, tense and twisted… From the first page to the last, the pace doesn't stop at all.’ Stylish Brunette

 

‘Oh my goodness what a dark and twisted read… Gripping from the first page, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to its shocking conclusion… A roller coaster of a thriller… A gripping story of the psychology of evil and the lengths people will go to meet their own needs.’ The Book Review Café

 

‘An explosive climax.’ Novel Gossip

 

‘This thriller will have you speeding to the end.’ Books, Books and More Books

 

‘Had me gripped… I couldn’t tear my eyes away.’ The Writing Garnet

 

‘Twists and turns galore which kept me gripped from start to finish. The story flows perfectly with numerous shocking truths uncovered along the way. Brilliantly written… I highly recommend.’ Chat About Books

 

‘A riveting, haunting and twisted family tale.’ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles

 

‘The Serial Killer's Daughter is one gripping and absorbing psychological thriller… Lesley Welsh did an excellent job of getting into a serial killer's head. A truly absorbing read for anyone who likes the psychological thriller genre!’ Novel Deelights

 

‘A fun, twisty-turning read.’ When the Books Hit the Fans

 

‘Really enjoyed this book, the story line was fascinating. I loved the style of writing… A real page turner that I had a hard job putting down. A solid 6 stars.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk

 

‘I absolutely ADORED this amazing, page turning, tense and twisted thriller. From the first page to the last, the pace doesn't flag, the writing is tight and spare and yet beautiful, the characters real and flawed. Loved every word. Highly recommend this brilliant read.’ Renita D’Silva

 

‘It is a seriously dark and disturbing read… As evil as Don is, he still fascinated me and even though I was horrified by his actions, I had to keep reading. Fans of serial killer reads are without a doubt going to love it as it definitely has the shock factor.’ By The Letter Book Reviews

 

‘The character development in this psychological thriller is sublime… Without doubt one of the most twisted serial killers I’ve encountered… Very twisty.’ It’s All About Books

‘A gripping, intriguing mystery…an entertaining, thrilling story.’ Nicki’s Life of Crime

They told us he had been missing for nearly two days, that he probably drowned. They told us a lie.

Megan was ten years old when her older brother, Zac, went missing among the cliffs, caves and beaches that surround the small seaside town of Whitecliff. 

A decade later and a car crash has claimed the lives of her parents.

Megan and her younger sister Chloe return to Whitecliff one summer for the first time since their brother’s disappearance. Megan says it’s to get her parents’ affairs in order. There are boxes to pack, junk to clear, a rundown cottage to sell. But that’s not the real reason. 

Megan has come to confront her family’s past after receiving a postcard on the day of her parents’ funeral. It had a photograph of Whitecliff on the front and a single letter on the back.

‘Z’ is all it read.

Z for Zac.

A totally gripping psychological thriller that will have fans of Louise Jensen, The Girl on the Train and The Silent Child absolutely hooked.

Read what everyone is saying about Two Sisters:

‘I love this book so much and it is definitely one of my favorites. I read this book in one sitting because I could not get out of the story.’ Stylish Brunette

‘Will have the reader hooked from the start. This was a great introduction to a new author to me and I cannot wait to read more’. By the Letters Book Reviews

‘This book was really amazing! It kept me gripped… It is amazing how the authors weaves the tale and it just keeps the reader engrossed and everything was never what it seemed. An absolutely brilliant book, I highly recommend it.’Goodreads Reviewer

‘This book was wonderful, there were lots of twists and turns that I didn't see coming so it kept me engaged all the way through the book. I really had a hard time putting this one down…Awesome read.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk

‘This is my first introduction to Kerry Wilkinson. I know, right? Where the heck have I been? But it definitely won't be my last!’ Novel Deelights 

‘An engrossing and twisty read. Highly recommended!’ Bibliophile Book Club 

‘A perfect summer holiday read…it's sharp, cool, witty, and fresh. I loved it, it's by far my favourite thriller of the Summer so far.’ Behind Green Eyes 

‘Excellent read...I read this book in one sitting!’ Goodreads Reviewer
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