Some Days Are Dark: A completely gripping suspense thriller with a breathtaking twist

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“⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ YES!... entirely captivating, the plot twists at the end had me on the edge of my seat… Mind blown. Do yourselves a favour, READ IT! Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


When you have nothing to lose, how far will you go to save yourself?


Everyone in Whitaker was sure Olivia Miller shot her husband, until Marcus Rowe confessed. But a month before the trial, Marcus has been proved innocent—putting Olivia back in the frame.


Olivia is the first to admit she isn’t perfect. She’s made a lot of mistakes in her life, the worst of which was marrying Dane Miller. She fell for his kind eyes, his lack of judgement—she thought she could be free with him. That was before the chaotic parties, the dangerous friends, the lies… But one bad choice shouldn’t mean a life sentence. Now her friends are turning away from her, gossiping about her wherever she goes, wondering when she’ll be arrested this time.


Olivia isn’t going to run from the stares, from the whispers, from the doubts. She won’t leave her beloved son behind, or give her ex-husband Frank and his new wife any excuse to stop her seeing him. And if the police and the world think she’s guilty, there’s only one thing she can do—prove her innocence herself.


But if Marcus didn’t murder her husband, then the real killer is still out there.


And they’re not going to want Olivia stirring up the past…


An absolutely gripping, heart-pounding suspense novel about bad choices and second chances. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gray.


What readers are saying about Some Days Are Dark:

“I absolutely devoured this book… the storyline is so enthralling. Highly recommended!” Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Oh my goodness. This book!! I was literally hooked from the first chapter… a suspenseful delight” Goodreads Reviewer


“The ending still has me reeling. Shocker!loved it… Definitely five stars!” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“I cannot believe this is a debut. I will gladly read all future books from this author. A great thriller that had me turning the pages.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


WOWbrillianta rollercoasteramazing twists… I steamrolled through this book in one sitting—it grabs you by the collar and doesn’t let go until you have read the last sentence!” Books by Bindu


“Had me hooked from beginning to end... flying through pages to get to the conclusion.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“Dark and chilling with a twisted plot that will make you fall in love with reading all over again!!!” Goodreads Reviewer


Amazing… a fabulous read and I think everyone should pick up a copyPagesfilledbr, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Hoooooooooaaaa!!! Miranda Smith just knocked my socks off with this bad boy!… Do yourself a favor and pick this one up!!!!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Incrediblehighly recommended.” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“What a great debut by Miranda Smith!… will make you sit up and go "what???!!!" when you hit that plot twist’ Goodreads Reviewer


Just wonderful! Thrilling and packed with twists. I read this addictive and wonderful book in one engrossed and heart-pounding sitting… I am so thrilled to have discovered this author and will be recommending her and this book to everyone! Brilliant.” Renita D’Silva, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Bookouture
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Published on
Mar 16, 2020
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Pages
350
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ISBN
9781838882198
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English
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Women
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"Reading Hideaway is like a mini vacation, as Roberts transports you from the sun-drenched mountains of Big Sur to the rolling hills of Ireland to the bustling streets of New York City." - Associated Press

A family ranch in Big Sur country and a legacy of Hollywood royalty set the stage for Nora Roberts’ emotional new suspense novel, Hideaway.

Caitlyn Sullivan had come from a long line of Hollywood royalty, stretching back to her Irish immigrant great-grandfather. At nine, she was already a star—yet still an innocent child who loved to play hide and seek with her cousins at the family home in Big Sur. It was during one of those games that she disappeared.

Some may have considered her a pampered princess, but Cate was in fact a smart, scrappy fighter, and she managed to escape her abductors. Dillon Cooper was shocked to find the bloodied, exhausted girl huddled in his house—but when the teenager and his family heard her story they provided refuge, reuniting her with her loved ones.

Cate’s ordeal, though, was far from over. First came the discovery of a shocking betrayal that would send someone she’d trusted to prison. Then there were years spent away in western Ireland, peaceful and protected but with restlessness growing in her soul.

Finally, she would return to Los Angeles, gathering the courage to act again and get past the trauma that had derailed her life. What she didn’t yet know was that two seeds had been planted that long-ago night—one of a great love, and one of a terrible vengeance...
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