The Leaving Party: An absolutely gripping and addictive psychological thriller

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Every year on the same day, on the anniversary, I receive a single black rose. Thirteen years of dark petals, jagged thorns, dredging up memories I’ve tried to forget…


I’ve packed up my life. All my belongings are carefully sealed in labelled boxes, my suitcases ready for my big move. I’m just days away from a new life abroad with my boyfriend, Ben.


No one knows the real reason I’m desperate to leave.


My best friend, Lena, is throwing me a leaving party. A celebration, to say goodbye. Champagne to toast my farewell. Speeches, full of fond memories.


No one knows what I’m running from.


Then another black rose appears, dragging up thirteen years of buried memories. My passport goes missing. The very people I am trying to escape from turn up to our house.


Someone knows what I did.


This party was meant to be the first night of the rest of my life – but now I don’t know if I’ll see tomorrow.


Someone knows my secret. They’re in my home, at my party, and they’re making me pay for it.


Psychological thrillers don’t get more addictive or gasp-worthy than this! Fans of K.L. Slater, The Girl on the Train and The Wife Between Us will love this unputdownable page-turner.


Readers are loving The Leaving Party:

Wow wow wow!!!!!! What a thriller this book is! One killer secret that will leave you holding your breath until the last page! This book has so much suspense that you can't help turning the pages faster and faster!! A definite must read!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


What an intense read, I was captivated from the start…full of twists and turnswow.’  ’ Stressed Rach, 5 stars


‘I sat down to read this book before dinner... and didn't put it down until I fell asleep that night.’ The Sweet Wanderlust, 5 stars


‘A very quick and compelling story that I read in a couple of very short hours… unable to tear myself away for any reason.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars


‘There are secrets, obsession, manipulation, lies and revenge, the plot will keep you hooked… There is nothing negative I can say about this book, it has been a fantastic read which I devoured in a matter of hours.’ Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars


‘I couldn’t stop turning the pages fast enough. High five for Lesley Sanderson. A thoroughly engaging read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Wow! I couldn’t put the book down! Amazing! Goodreads reviewer


‘An edge-of-your-seat novel which will either leave you holding your breath or with a temporary nervous twitch Goodreads reviewer


Praise for Lesley Sanderson’s twisted thrillers

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Goodreads Reviewer


Loved it What a brilliant bookI found it very hard to put my kindle down!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars


WOW! Just loved this book, a definite page-turner… An excellent read.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars


Twisty, compelling and brilliant… An edge-of-your seat, twist-packed thriller with an added dash of poetic justice that had me hooked in from the very first pagecaptivating the reader throughout her gripping story. Well worth far more than five stars and highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

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Publisher
Bookouture
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Published on
Jan 31, 2020
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Pages
242
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ISBN
9781838881375
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Noir
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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The letter is addressed to me. No stamp, swirly handwriting in black ink. I pull out a piece of paper, stiffening when I read the message. Hands trembling, the note slides to the floor: Your husband is having an affair.

 

Six words written in neat block letters. Six words slipped through her letterbox, destroying her marriage, exposing Ella’s perfect life as perfect lies.

 

But Ella has a plan: Alice is the answer to her problems. A lodger, to help keep her afloat, a friend, to keep the loneliness at bay.

 

Only Alice has her own reasons for wanting to live at 46 Heath Street…

 

If you loved The Wife Between Us, The Girl on The Train and The Secret Mother, you will be totally hooked by this twisty and gripping read about family secrets, marriage betrayal and the dark side of love.

 

Readers absolutely love The Woman at 46 Heath Street:

 

‘WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Loved it… What a brilliant book… I found it very hard to put my kindle down!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Brilliant… One of 2019’s best!... Keeps you in suspense until that last page!... A splendid thrill-ride!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘WOW! Just loved this book, a definite page-turner… An excellent read.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Completely gripping from page one.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Wow… A fascinating story that kept me flipping the pages late into the night.’ It’s All About the Thrill

 

‘Twisty, compelling and brilliant… The Woman at 46 Heath Street is an edge-of-your seat, twist-packed thriller with an added dash of poetic justice that had me hooked in from the very first page… captivating the reader throughout her gripping story. Well worth far more than five stars and highly recommended by little old me.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I stayed up way too late to finish reading it all in one sitting… Twists and turns to keep you guessing right up until the end!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A taut, fast-paced psychological thriller that pulls you in from the very first paragraph.  I could not turn the pages quickly enough… An absolutely gripping novel, chock full of twists and turns, and it will keep you guessing until the final dramatic conclusion.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

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‘Brilliant book! Had me guessing all the way through and loved the unexpected twist of an ending! This is another book that deserves way more than just five stars. If you only read one book this year make it this one!’ NetGalley Reviewer

 

‘Oh my! This book is twisty and absolutely gripping, as promised. … Now this one I could get into. I was hooked from the very beginning… A wonderfully written, absolutely gripping and terrifically twisty book!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

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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

 

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

 

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‘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

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'Now we are bound forever,' she says, her eyes determined. 'I will never tell anyone, I swear. This is between you and me. Now you swear too.'

 

They called them the Orchid Girls. Grace. Molly. Charlotte.

 

One of them is in love. One of them is a liar. One of them is dead.

 

On a jagged Dorset cliff, wind whipping their hair, waves crashing on the rocks below, three friends became two when Charlotte’s body was pulled out of the sea.

 

Fifteen years later Grace and Molly are worlds apart. Grace has a glittering career and a loving husband. Molly is a lonely, unemployed alcoholic. Grace has everything to lose. Molly has nothing. 

 

They have moved on from the tragic accident that shadowed their childhood. But somewhere lies a photograph waiting to be unearthed – waiting to reveal a secret that one of the Orchid Girls is desperate to keep hidden...

 

The Orchid Girls is a breathless, gripping and twisty story of love, obsession and dark, shocking secrets. Fans of KL Slater, The Wife Between Us and The Girl on the Train – read this one with the lights on…

 

Readers absolutely love The Orchid Girls:

 

‘Loved this. A gripping thriller full of secrets and lies.’ Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request

 

‘I loved this book!! I was hooked from the first page and highly recommend… Absolutely twisted and amazing!!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

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‘Excellent read! Just when I thought I knew what was going on, bam, a twist!... The characters are complex and richly detailed. This is a book that will keep you guessing till the climatic ending… Well written with a superb storyline... If you like psychological suspense then you will love this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘I just finished The Orchid Girls and what a crazy, messed-up ride! I was hooked from first few pages and it only got more intense!... D R A M A and secrets and twisted lies on lies on lies… And the end made me gasp with twisty delight… Delighted because a final twist was delivered with a thunderous boom!!!... This one is gonna be hot!... Five stars!!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘WOW… WOW. ONE. CRAZY. RIDE!... A thriller that had me wrapped up in everything about this book! The characters were cray cray I literally was screaming at some of them in my head… I can’t wait to read more from Lesley!’ Steph and Chris’s Book Review

 

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‘Really gripped me and I was nearly late for work as I was desperate to finish it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

[not enough space on KDP from here on in!]

 

‘Had me hooked from the start… The author does a very good job at keeping the reader guessing and speculating about the shocking truth.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

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‘This was so good!... I just flew through it, and ended up finishing the whole book in two sittings. I absolutely love books that keep me thinking about them even after I've finished reading them, and this one has really stayed with me… A fast, nail-biting read.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘First class… A thrilling multi-faceted story.’ Goodreads Reviewer

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