This is a story about Charlotte – a mother and a wife with the perfect job, the perfect life… at least, that’s how it looks from the outside.
But behind closed doors, the marriage is breaking, and Charlotte’s husband Tris doesn’t even know how much. He has no idea what Charlotte has planned for him, who she has found. But he doesn’t have long to wait to find out…
Don’t Ever Tell will keep you gripped from the very first page and have you guessing until the very last. From the bestselling author of The Daughter and White Lies comes an unputdownable psychological thriller unlike anything you’ve read before!
Readers are obsessed with Lucy Dawson:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, what a book!… grabs you from the very beginning and doesn't let you go until the very last page… An absolutely fabulous, nail-biting thriller!!' Stardust Book Reviews
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘WOW.... I LOVED IT, best book this year, if you read one book this decade read this!!’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I read this in a series of gulps, unable to stop turning the pages… Stunning.’ Cass Green
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gut-wrenchingly brilliant and addictive.’ Roz Watkins
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Absolutely BRILLIANT. Twisty and compelling, guaranteed to make the reader question who is telling the truth. I devoured it in one sitting.’ Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Omg this book was soooo good. I couldn't put it down… It was such a shocking twist at the end. All the revelations that came to light at the end were fantastic. This book had everything. Great characters, content and a shocking ending. What more do you want from a book?’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'A tense, emotional read with brilliant twists. I absolutely loved it.' Susi Holliday
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘There were so many twists and turns that I didn’t see coming at all... just when you thought you had it figured out... you didn’t!!’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A scary psychological novel with an exceptionally well-written plot… the end was completely unexpected and left me open-mouthed.’ Goodreads reviewer
Junior barrister Jack Kowalski is crushed. His client Timothy Smart appears to have committed a monstrous crime while on bail – a bail application Jack fought hard to win.
When a high-profile Polish footballer is charged with rape and demands a fellow countryman represent him, Jack must overcome his guilt and get back to work. Before long he takes on a second case, a GBH for instructing solicitor Lara Panassai, who Jack remains desperate to impress. But neither case is what it seems, and Jack will face an extraordinary uphill battle to see that justice is done...
The second Jack Kowalski novel, Unconvicted is a gripping courtroom drama written with the expert insight of a practising criminal barrister, perfect for fans of William L. Myers, Deborah Hawkins, and Scott Turow.
'A book so on point I felt like I was reading tomorrow’s headlines.' Nigel Adams Bookworm
'It had enough twists and turns to keep me glued right to the last page. I look forward to reading more in the series.' Reader review
'It’s a right proper page turner and no mistake... This is very intelligent storytelling here, walking the line between entertainment and authenticity extremely well and balancing character and action perfectly... Highly recommended.' Liz Loves
'Another winner... really looking forward to round three.' Reader review
'Undoubtedly an author to watch out for... this legal thriller was excellent and kept me interested all the way through.' Reader review
Some people are made for a life of crime
Dragged up on a council estate, Jason Rampling was determined to change his lot. Jason’s a chancer, shameless with his good looks and his gift for earning a few quid. Life is easy when the money rolls in.
Some people are ruined by it
Melissa thought she’d struck gold marrying Jason. Being on his arm meant she was finally a someone. But there’s no glamour in waiting for your husband to come home, or waiting for a knock on the door. Melissa made her bed the day she made her vows – will she lie in it without a fight?
Some would kill for it
After a stretch inside Jason wants to pull off just one last job, the biggest of all, it could solve all of their problems. But this is a game that could cost them everything . . .
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train*The Top Ten Bestseller*
‘Gripping and moving’ Erin Kelly
‘You won’t want to eat, sleep or blink’ Tammy Cohen
Imagine your doorbell rings in the middle of the night.
You open the door to the police.
With them is your husband’s eleven-year-old love child. A daughter you never knew he had.
Her mother has been found dead in their south London flat.
She has nowhere else to go.
WOULD YOU TAKE HER IN?
Compulsive, dark and devastating, Give Me the Child is a uniquely skilful thriller with an unforgettable twist.
Prepare to be gripped by the heart-stopping new thriller from the author of The Madam.
South London detective Sarah Mason is a single mother. It’s a tough life, but Sarah gets by. She and her ex-husband, fellow detective Adam Boyd, adore their 15-month-old daughter Molly.
Until Sarah’s world falls apart when she receives a devastating threat: Her daughter has been taken, and the abductor plans to raise Molly as their own, as punishment for something Sarah did.
Sarah is forced to stand back while her team try to track down the kidnapper. But her colleagues aren’t working fast enough to find Molly. To save her daughter, Sarah must take matters into her own hands, in a desperate hunt that will take her to the very depths of London’s underworld.
‘Omg this book was soooo good. I couldn't put it down… It was such a shocking twist at the end. All the revelations that came to light at the end were fantastic. This book had everything. Great characters, content and a shocking ending. What more do you want from a book?’ 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer
‘Full of suspense and had me biting my nails down to my knuckles!!... This was a fantastic book, which I would highly recommend if you love a good thriller! You will certainly not be disappointed with this one!’ 5 stars, Stardust Book Reviews
‘Tense, twisty and all too close to home: Lucy Dawson is brilliant at spinning our worst nightmares from everyday scenarios.’ Erin Kelly author of He Said/She Said
‘I flew through it. It's a hold your breath, race to the end, one-sitting read. Delicious twists!’ Jo Spain, author of The Confession
‘This book is INTENSE. Be prepared for one heck of a thrilling ride!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Holy twist and turns!!… There will be moments of awe, surprise, shock, a few shakes of the head, and tons of questions, but this story caters to the readers who love a good psychological thriller that will have you questioning every single character in the book.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Oh MY, OHH MYY! WOOW, this was soo INTENSE!!... Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. The first few chapters just tore at my heartstrings! This riveting story will definitely have you reading until the small hours… Let's just say, this book is the reason I love this genre!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I didn’t want to stop!... It was a surprising ending, not what I was expecting at all.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I loved it!! I read it in around a day as I found the really hard to put down. A fabulous read that I can highly recommend’ Goodreads reviewer
‘The first chapters are a heart-wrenching, one tissue won't be enough, tearjerker… The ending is a never-saw-it-coming surprise.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘From the first page, I was drawn to the story and I couldn’t wait to finish it.’ 5 stars, Books in the Dark
‘Wow... I couldn’t put this book down.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘A scary psychological novel with an exceptionally well-written plot… the end was completely unexpected and left me open-mouthed.’ 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer
‘I read it in 24 hours, could not put it down. I could not have foreseen the ending in a million years.’ 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer
‘A brilliant read with huge suspense! I was genuinely frightened at times which was fantastic. A brilliant twist at the end!!’ 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer
'Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, what a book!… grabs you from the very beginning and doesn't let you go until the very last page… An absolutely fabulous, nail-biting thriller!!' 5 stars, Stardust Book Reviews
Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur… well, she’s only human.
But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she’s gone too far. Jonathan is obsessive, and to get what he wants he will tear Alex’s world apart – threatening not only her career but her marriage and family too.
Soon Alex finds she’s capable of doing almost anything to keep hold of her perfect life, as it begins to spin dangerously out of her control…
A darkly gripping domestic drama of secrets and lies, from the bestselling author of The Daughter. Perfect for fans of Apple Tree Yard, Louise Jensen and The Couple Next Door.
What everyone is saying about White Lies:
‘WOW.... I LOVED IT, best book this year, if you read one book this decade read this!!’ 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer
‘I absolutely loved this He Said/She Said story... I was literally gripped all the way.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I read this in a series of gulps, unable to stop turning the pages… Stunning.’ Cass Green
‘Gut-wrenchingly brilliant and addictive.’ Roz Watkins
‘Absolutely BRILLIANT. Twisty and compelling, guaranteed to make the reader question who is telling the truth. I devoured it in one sitting.’ Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me
'A tense, emotional read with brilliant twists. I absolutely loved it.' Susi Holliday
‘There were so many twists and turns that I didn’t see coming at all... just when you thought you had it figured out... you didn’t!!’ 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer
‘An absolute page turner. I couldn't stop reading… Who is speaking the truth, who is lying?... An absolutely gripping psychological thriller. I would highly recommend’ 5 stars, Goodreads review
‘I read this latest book by Lucy almost holding my breath… She had me guessing right until the last chapter which I love.’ Book Reviews 4 U
‘I wasn’t sure who was telling the truth and who was lying. I kept turning the pages because I wanted to know the truth...and if there even was a truth! Dark, twisted, twisty, dangerous!’ 5 stars, Melissa in the City
‘I was hooked right from the start… I didn’t want to put it down and read it in a few hours as I needed to know what happened. I was completely gripped by the plot… it just goes to show the impact that a few little white lies can really have.’ 5 stars, Donna’s Book Blog
‘An absolute page-turner, and I read this in just two sittings, losing sleep as I wanted to keep reading more and more!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Lucy Dawson has stolen around 3 and a half hours of my life, but replaced them with a compulsively addictive book that I couldn't tear myself away from.’ 5 stars, Rachel's Random Reads
‘Without a doubt this is one unputdownable read… I didn't have a clue how it was all going to end but I was desperate for the truth. A gripping and tense read that will have you racing to the end to discover the truth and how it is going to conclude.’ By The Letter Book Reviews
‘Excellent book… The ending was totally unexpected.’ 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer
‘WOW WOW WOW... what a book, I started this book this morning and I have finished this evening… completely gripped me… be prepared to be give up your day, YOU WILL NOT WANT TO PUT IT DOWN!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
I look down at her, lying fast asleep – always my little girl, and so beautiful. She gives a low moan as her head turns restlessly on the pillow. It reminds me of the soft growl of a cornered animal. Where is my poor child? What is she dreaming?
People always notice my daughter, Isobel. How could they not? Incredibly beautiful... until she speaks.
An unsettling, little-girl voice, exactly like a child’s, but from the mouth of a full-grown woman.
Izzie might look grown-up, but inside she’s trapped. Caught in the day it happened – the day that broke her from within.
I know why my daughter is the way she is. There’s nothing I could have done to save her... is there?
An unputdownable psychological thriller about families and secrets, perfect for fans of Gone Girl, Shalini Boland and Lisa Jewell.
Readers absolutely love The Memory:
‘A nail-biting novel that will drag you in quickly and only let’s up on the very last page! Such a great, intense book!’ Cloud of Thoughts, 5 stars
‘This is Lucy Dawson's best!... starts with a bang and twists and turns all the way through… definitely a suspenseful thriller.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘WOW WOW WOW… what a book… talk about drawing you in, completely gripped me, had no idea who to believe… My head is still spinning from the twists and turns… highly recommend it but be prepared to be give up your day, YOU WILL NOT WANT TO PUT IT DOWN!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘My heart was in my mouth reading The Memory – Dawson absolutely got me and held on tight. So compelling I couldn’t put it down. Another absolute cracker.’ Angela Clarke
‘I've just finished The Memory and am absolutely blown away… A dark and mysterious book… it creeped me out when I was reading late at night! I loved every second of this book. It was utterly compelling. The characters perfectly constructed, the secrets brilliantly revealed. An excellent read, perfect for these cold, dark evenings!’ Vikki Patis, author of The Diary, 5 stars
‘I had no idea where things were going and no idea how it would all end. There are a couple of big surprises and at least one genuinely chilling scene… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Kept me glued to the pages from start to finish. This is a well-written psychological thriller that will play with your mind.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A 5 star read!… This was full of paranoia, deep dark secrets and a huge secret that made me fall off my chair!... Twisty, dark, deep, sometimes heartbreaking… 10 dark stars.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A story that had me hooked and I read it in one day because I did not want to put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘I read this book with difficulty putting it down, the twist that kept going from chapter to chapter, you really didn’t know what to expect… Written very well, I would recommend it.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Buckle up this was quite the entertainer!... A fantastic suspenseful thriller.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘The ending of the book was unexpected, took my breath away.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A very good psychological thriller… makes you keep turning the pages unable to put the book down till you reach the end. It was a quick read for me and I read it in one sitting making it a book I really enjoyed.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘I loved this book, it had me completely turned around and I didn’t see what was coming. A compulsive read.’ For the Love of Books