‘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
2017 International Book Awards Winner (Mystery/Suspense)
Winner of the 2017 Colorado Book Award (Thriller)
Foreword Reviews Indies Gold Award (Thriller/Suspense)
"This is a sledgehammer of a novel, slamming away at the foundations of modern cult religions until nothing is left but rubble to be carted away. It's a powerful story...An intense experience for those who can take it."—Booklist
When Harden Campbell wakes cold and beaten in a dirt-floor cell, he finds only three other things in the room with him: the mutilated body of his good friend, an ancient typewriter, and a stack of blank paper, the top sheet of which has a single, typed sentence. Tell me a story. He knows the message is from Coyote, his brilliant, megalomaniacal roommate whose lust for power and reverence has recently revealed him for the true sociopath he is. Now, as the founder of a new religion with disturbing roots—Revelation—Coyote's most evil side has emerged. From the moment Harden sees that stack of paper, he knows his one chance of escape is through his own words, and only his ability to successfully recount the dark story of what happened over the past year at Wyland University will determine whether he lives to see the woman he loves once again or is silenced forever.
In a small French town, Leonie is intrigued by a withdrawn Englishman who calls himself Patrice. He lives in a house inherited from his grandmother. He has no wife, no child, and refuses ever to get inside a car.
Patrice tells Leonie little about his past, but she's certain her love will heal his emotional scars.
Too late, she discovers that, five years before, Patrice was living in Brighton. He was called Patrick, and he had a wife and son. Until, one hot summer day, a moment of fatal forgetfulness changed his life forever.
For two years, Walter Stackhouse has been a faithful and supportive husband to his wife, Clara. She is distant and neurotic, and Walter finds himself harboring gruesome fantasies about her demise. When Clara's dead body turns up at the bottom of a cliff in a manner uncannily resembling the recent death of a woman named Helen Kimmel who was murdered by her husband, Walter finds himself under intense scrutiny. He commits several blunders that claim his career and his reputation, cost him his friends, and eventually threaten his life. The Blunderer examines the dark obsessions that lie beneath the surface of seemingly ordinary people. With unerring psychological insight, Patricia Highsmith portrays characters who cross the precarious line separating fantasy from reality.
'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
My husband kisses me gently on the head before heading out to the shop for more wine; he walks up the hill, takes a left across the footbridge, climbs over the railing and jumps...
Two years after the death of her husband, Robert, Francesca and her young daughter are leaving London for a fresh start. Money is tight and Robert’s mother has found them a little cottage in her village. Still grieving her loss, Francesca is grateful for the help, but why does Robert’s mother want to keep them so close?
Does she know about what Francesca did in the hour before Robert’s death?
Soon Francesca begins to suspect there was more to her husband’s death than she realised, that there might be even darker secrets hiding in his past than her own…
The closer she gets to uncovering the truth, the more she asks: is her own life in danger now too?
If you couldn’t put down The Girl on the Train or The Couple Next Door, then you will absolutely love this gripping and twisty new psychological thriller.
What readers are saying about Three Secrets:
‘One of the best psychological thrillers I’ve read in a long time. From page one it was gripping… left me totally shocked and dumb-founded.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘An excellent psychological thriller… full of twists and turns kept me rapidly turning pages to see what happened next. The ending is explosive and I never in the world saw it coming.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Absolutely LOVED… the best-of-the-best of psychological thriller authors!... a very fast paced read… twists like a rollercoaster out of control!... the climax was crazy awesome! If you enjoy a plot twist that jumps out at you... yep, this is the book for you.’ Two Girls and a Book Obsession
‘Definitely a page-turner, edge-of-your-seat type of thriller that is a must to add to your book collection! I definitely recommend this book, you won't be disappointed!’ Books on the Bookshelf
‘I could not get enough!... I did not stop reading until I finished the story and my laundry mountain is still growing. Read this book. Seriously. Read it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I just couldn't put it down… And that's definitely the best thing I can say about any book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Loved, loved, loved this book!... Took me on so many turns, found my mouth dropping with a few of the twists… A page-turner! I would definitely recommend’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘An astonishing 5/5 stars from me… YOU MUST READ!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A story you should not read alone and at night… You will not want to put it down! I could easily have devoured this brilliant, thrilling story in one sitting it certainly keeps you on the edge of your seat!... I seem to have found a new favourite author.’ 5 stars, Between the Pages Book Club
‘This book had me gripped and didn't let go until the end, I was totally captivated. It was dark and dangerous and the type of story that you just can't put down.’ 5 stars, Bonnie’s Book Talk
‘This book was such a page turner! Had me gripped from the first chapter.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘The book had so many twists and turns that I couldn't help but read wide-eyed.’ Book Reviews by Shalini
‘A very creepy and unsettling thriller but one that once I started, I just couldn’t put it down!’ 5 stars, Stardust Book Reviews
‘An action-packed, fast-paced, thrilling read. In the opening pages, the stakes are already high, and you're left clinging onto the book, through every twist and turn, until the very final pages. I read it in one sitting.’ 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer
‘Gosh, what a cracker of a thriller! I highly recommend this to fans of fast-paced thrillers and psychological thrillers. This is the first book I’ve read by this author, but it certainly won’t be the last!’ Little Miss No Sleep
‘This book had me turning each page with as much nervous trepidation as anticipation. I had not got a clue how the story was going to end, and I was fully engaged with both Maggie and Holly.’ 5 stars, Nigel Adams Bookworm
‘From the first page, you're thrown right into the action. Like Maggie and Holly, you barely get a minute to wrap your head around what's happening as the pace of this cat and mouse game is absolutely relentless… A page-turner and an entertaining read and I look forward to more from Richard Parker.’ Novel Deelights
‘A fast-reading page turner with many twists and turns. I would have given more than 5* if I could.’ 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer
‘Oh lordy. This book. This writer… A tense, twisted read that hurtles along at break-neck speed to a very dark and deadly destination. Loved it.’ 5 stars, Jen Med’s Book Reviews
‘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
The perfect family. A moment that will change everything.
Emma thought she had the perfect life: a beautiful home, a loving husband and a gorgeous son.
She was wrong.
When she wakes up to find herself in hospital, Emma has no memory of how she got there or why her husband and son won’t come to see her.
What happened to Emma’s family?
Emma is desperate to find out what happened – and that her loved ones are safe – but remembering the truth could be the most dangerous thing of all…
An addictive and page-turning psychological thriller that will have you looking over your shoulder and checking the doors are locked. If you love B.A. Paris, Shari Lapena and K.L. Slater, The Last Thing I Saw is for you.
Previously published as Don’t Let Me Die. This edition contains significant editorial revisions.
What readers are saying about The Last Thing I Saw:
‘One of the best I've read in a long time. Had me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down until I found out what happened. A great thriller that had me double checking the locks on my door. Will definitely tell everyone to read this great book.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Wowee, what a reveal right near the end!... The sense of fear and panic grows throughout the book… until we come to the final showdown. Which I have to say, is a cracker. Loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would. This is a very well written, fast-paced, page-turner with a shocking ending that I did not see coming… If you are looking for a gripping thriller, I highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A fantastic page-turner! I got so caught up in this story I just had to keep reading… I really enjoyed this book, love a book that sucks you in at the start and doesn’t let you go ’til the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This is one ending that will shock!! I would highly recommend it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘The opening chapters had me drawn in immediately and I found it almost impossible to put down this fabulous psychological read… A fantastic read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Absolutely amazing read!... A nonstop page-turning thriller with a twist… Highly enjoyable, would recommend 10 out of 10!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Truly compelling read! Read in one sitting, the author kept me guessing… I definitely wasn’t expecting that twist!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A psychological thriller that had me guessing the whole book… A really good read… Scary, tense, exciting and generous in its twists and turns. 10/10.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This was a fast-paced thriller that held my attention from beginning to end! The ending was definitely unexpected... Would definitely recommend.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Absolutely amazing! A thrilling, heart-pounding, brilliant tale, deftly told by a master of the art… An unputdownable and fabulous debut.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars
‘I loved the way the book kept me questioning what was going on and what had actually happened on that night… Creepy, spine-tingling and hypnotic!! A very much recommended read!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘I did not want to put it down. Each chapter reveals a bit more and pulls you in deeper, and you keep flipping those pages… A great read!!’ Tropical Delusions, 5 stars
‘If you like a psychological thriller that takes you on a roller-coaster ride and makes you want to keep turning the pages, then this book is for you! I thought I had it figured out – but I was way off! I didn’t want to put this one down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars