Sleep Sister: A page-turning novel of psychological suspense

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Wow. What a book … a roller coaster ride of emotions ...Goodreads Reviewer

Two childhoods destroyed. One story they will never tell. Until now.

Beth ran away from her family when she was a teenager. She left behind a terrible evil that took her innocence. She also left behind her sister, Sara.

When Beth returns home, she is shocked to discover her terrible secret is not just hers alone…she shares it with Sara. Under the shadow of a remote headland, the sisters make an oath they promise never to break.

Eva’s birth is a mystery that remains unsolved. Years later with her marriage in ruins, and her future uncertain, she realizes that to move forward with her life, she must first understand her past.

But while Eva is drawing closer to the truth about her roots, Beth and Sara’s lives are falling apart, crushed under the weight of the secret they carry. They must confront the past and face the darkness once more. But this time, their story will be heard.

From the bestselling author of The Betrayal, Stolen Child and Fragile Lies, comes a breathtakingly tense and emotional story of the fierce bond between sisters, and a family destroyed by a disturbing secret.

Breathtakingly emotional … I really felt for Beth, Sara and Eva and feel privileged to have read the book.’ Donna’s Book Blog

'An absorbing, compelling family saga...very well-written, captivating and at times very emotive …Once I started it, I couldn't stop.' Relax and Read Book Reviews

‘A hard hitting story… there is a sense of justice and resolution.’ For the Love of Books

‘A good tale around a dark subject.’ Books from the Comfort of my Sofa

Note: Previously published as ‘When the Bough Breaks.’ This is a new extended version.

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Bookouture
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Published on
Mar 31, 2016
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Pages
390
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ISBN
9781910751978
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Sagas
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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‘Totally blew me away and I loved every page… I would give it hundred stars if possible… so many twist and turns, it will make your head spin.’ Shuffle Book Box, 5 stars 


How do you protect your child if they’re keeping a secret?


Every day, a woman like Louise passes you in the street: elegant, confident, determined. But underneath, she’s struggling.


She doesn’t know her sister, Alice, has been scared of leaving the house since their mother died.

She doesn’t know when Alice babysits her little boy, Archie, he sometimes sees things he shouldn’t.

She doesn’t know Archie has a secret.


A secret that could send cracks through the heart of Louise’s carefully constructed life...


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 readers are saying about The Secret:


‘Kept me gripped from the beginning to the end, I literally couldn’t put it down and read it in a day... I can’t wait to read another book from this author.’ Nicky Reviews, 5 stars


‘From the very first page I was captivated… I gobbled up every single word and absolutely flew towards the tense, secret-filled climax that delivered over and over again until I finished the story positively breathless. I am already awaiting the next one with impatient anticipation. ‘ Angela Marsons, 5 stars


‘Wow! What a roller coaster ride! Definitely a psychological thriller! Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen, I was wrong!... I love reading K.L. Slater books and am never disappointed.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Fantastic book loved every word... how my heart went out to Alfie, really good book one of the best I’ve read this year’ NetGalley Reviewer, Five Stars.


‘K.L. Slater has written another fantastic story that I could not tear my eyes from, I was hooked from the start and quickly drawn in to the story... a truly gripping and addictive story that you won’t be able to put down. Highly recommended!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘This author is amazing. Her characters come to life… The book will have you crying… I would have given more than 5 stars if I could. ‘ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Superbly written, unpredictable, and with a fantastic finish... This is what story-telling should be like. Not for once will one be able to guess what’s going to happen.’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘I was hooked from the start and I highly recommend!’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘Excellent book! I love the way the author really gets under the skin of her characters… The twists and turns come thick and fast and I have to admit I read a lot of this genre but I got this one totally wrong! ... Brilliant book, I loved it!’ Goodreads Reviewer


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‘Well, there’s more than one secret here – and not one of them was anything I expected... truly stunning surprises and an extremely suspenseful read… As for the main secret – I did not see that coming! ... The author kept me guessing all the way through!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

His name is Michael Carmody. He is a writer and a father. His son is lying in a coma, fighting for his life.

Her name is Lorraine Cheevers. She is an artist and mother. An illicit affair has destroyed her marriage.

Michael is desperate to find the couple who left his son for dead, a victim of a hit and run.

Lorraine is desperate to start a new life for her and her daughter.

Michael and Lorraine are about to cross paths – damaged souls, drawn to one another.

They don’t know that their lives are already connected.

They don’t know the web of lies surrounding them.

They are each searching for the truth. But when they find it, it could destroy them both.

Fragile Lies is a gripping tale of love and betrayal, which will entice fans of Liane Moriarty, Lucie Whitehouse and Jane Shemilt’s Daughter.

Note: previously published as ‘Deceptions.’

Read what everyone is saying about Fragile Lies

‘Fragile Lies has a little bit of everything, love, tragedy, infidelity, lies and secrets…The characters are quite complex and I think this added a real edge to the book; they felt very well thought out and I loved how the author weaved their separate stories together. Excellent plot, interesting characters and plenty of intrigue.’ Dot Scribbles

‘The reader is immersed into a story that tells of decades of love, betrayal, deceit and frailty with a dark undertone, all of which makes for a truly riveting read…I can promise that it is a book that will not disappoint…I for one was hooked into it and savoured the delicious twists and ending with relish and satisfaction.’ 5/5 Book Addicted Housewife

‘A wonderful story incredibly well told, full of secrets, love and illusion, lies and revenge, which will keep you gripped well into the early hours…’ Being Anne Reading

‘Dealing with passion, adultery, deception and tragedy, and how the past has a way of creeping up on you…a really intriguing page-turner with a surprising twist.’ Evening Echo

‘This page-turner is gripping, all the more because it presents the dilemmas of betrayal with brutal honesty.’ Irish Independent

‘This well-crafted and compelling story traces the deceits which begin unnoticed but end in the destruction of friendships and lives.’ The Irish Times

‘A gripping tale of adultery and illusion.’ Evening Herald

 One split second can destroy your life forever
Single mother Jen Cornish is just trying to hold things together for the sake of her seven-year-old son Charlie. Until the day when she does an impulsive good deed to help a neighbour, setting off a terrifying chain of events that quickly spirals out of control…

When she is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, Jen quickly starts to wonder if someone is playing a cruel game with her - or is she losing her mind?

Desperate to clear her name with the police, she must first untangle a chilling web of lies. But someone is watching her every move – and it isn’t just Jen who is in danger.

They’re watching her child as well.

An unputdownable psychological thriller with plenty of twists that will keep you hooked until the very last page…

Read what everyone is saying about Tom Bale
‘Tom Bale is one of the best British thriller writers around’ Simon Kernick 

‘Really not kidding when I say #SoGoodMyKindleMelted, I was flicking so fast the Kindle was in danger of combusting!!’ Baatty About Books

‘I was left gasping for breath. It was a whirlwind, an engaging, action-packed novel with a thrilling sense of danger weaved right the way through, pulling me ever-closer to the end.’ Becca’s Books

‘See How They Run has to be THE most scariest and thrilling novel that I have ever read. It is full of suspense, heart-pulsing and plot driven. It is a read of pure TERROR.’ Postcard Reviews

‘Once again, Tom Bale has masterfully woven together a tale of heart stopping suspense! I'm hooked for life and cannot wait until his next book!’ The Suspense is Thrilling Me

‘This is one hell of a nailbiting, gripping story that had me on tenterhooks, leaving me totally traumatised.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews

‘Fantastic plot, great characters and a storyline that drew me in from the first page and kept me in its grip until I reached the very last page.’ The Book Review Café

‘All Fall Down is a whirlwind of a book, it will pick you up, spin you around and throw you back down to the ground with a bang!!! #ALLTHESTARS for this one!!!’ Bibliophile Book Club

‘I read through this in a few hours because I really couldn’t put it down…An absolutely brilliant, thrilling and heart-pumping read.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews
‘I was gripped from the first few pages and found myself hooked on a rollercoaster ride up to the last few pages … I read it in pretty much one sitting, I just needed to know how the book was going to end’ Donna’s Book Blog

It begins with a phone call. It ends with a missing child.


On a warm summer’s morning, thirteen-year-old school girl Constance Lawson is reported missing. 

A few days later, Constance’s uncle, Karl Lawson suddenly finds himself swept up in a media frenzy created by journalist Amanda Bowe implying that he is the prime suspect. 

Six years later …

Karl’s life is in ruins. His marriage is over, his family destroyed. But the woman who took everything away from him is thriving. With a successful career, husband and a gorgeous baby boy, Amanda’s world is complete. Until the day she receives a phone call and in a heartbeat, she is plunged into every mother’s worst nightmare. 

An utterly compelling psychological thriller that will keep you guessing to the very last page. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Sarah A. Denzil’s Silent Child.   

Read what everyone is saying about Guilty:

 

‘Guilty was such a great book. It was filled with so many twists and turns…It was well written and definitely made you wanting more with every page turn.’ Oh My Lit

 

‘Guilty is one gripping psychological thriller with a well-constructed plot and realistic and believable characters…Incredibly thought-provoking, it'll make you question everything.’ Novel Deelights

 

‘A mesmerizing psychological thriller…and will leave you completely fulfilled with a flawless ending.  Guilty is the first novel I have read by Laura Elliot and it will NOT be my last.  I found Guilty to be impossible to put down, the characters are intoxicating, and the story compulsively addictive.’ Books and Smiles

 

‘A great thriller that is full of suspense and tension.’  Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘This book is a raw, edge-of-the-seat page-turner. The story is told in four parts, all of which lead into each other beautifully.’  Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘This tense psychological thriller grips you tight from the prologue and adds layers of tension with each page you turn…Laura Elliot has skillfully crafted an excellent novel. Her writing style keeps you flipping pages at a frantic pace. Goodreads reviewer

 

‘This is a very well written psychological thriller’.  Strong Reviews

‘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 

‘Mother ticked every single box for me… it had the perfect mix of spine-chilling intrigue, suspense and unease… I found myself completely consumed by this book.’ Chapter in My Life

‘You need to read this book… creepy and unpredictable, you definitely have to experience it for yourself… truly a dark, twisted, addictive psychological thriller.’ A Haven for Book Lovers

‘Oh this book! What an emotional rollercoaster ride it is… a deliciously dark, unsettling and clever read.’ Brew and Books Review

‘Amazingly gripping… I loved it.’ Postcard Reviews

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