But now the small newspaper where she works wants to produce a podcast on a cold case: the disappearance twelve years ago of young Molly Forster.
Some secrets should never see the light of day, and as far as Rachel is concerned, whatever happened to little Molly is one of them. Rachel has a life now, a boyfriend she loves and a three-year-old daughter she adores, and she will do anything to protect them.
But to do that, no one can ever know the truth: that she is Molly Forster.
She thought they had the perfect marriage...
Tamra never dreamed she would marry someone like Mike Mitchell: handsome, rich, a wonderful husband… until she finds out that Mike is having an affair.
But Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Mike Mitchell should have remembered that before he made a fool of her. Because Tamra knows something about Mike. Something he did. Something evil. And she was prepared to carry the secret to her grave
To make matters worse, Mike’s daughter Madison has come to stay for a few days, and Madison doesn’t like Tamra. Well, that's too bad, because Tamra doesn’t have time to argue. She’s too busy ruining Mike’s life while remaining–on the surface at least–the perfect, loyal wife
But when Tamra's plan spirals out of control, she finds that things are not what they seem.
And now, it's too late.
When Rachel discovers a Twitter message arranging a romantic liaison she assumes her husband is having an affair, and follows him. What she witnesses is so much worse: a hit and run using his car.
Meanwhile, Rachel’s friend and business partner Suzie is increasingly worried about her fiancé, who’s not been in touch for days. When Suzie learns of huge debts racked up in her name she fears he has run out on her, but then the threatening calls start and she thinks something terrible has happened.
Rachel and Suzie are both about to learn shocking things about the men they love, worse than they could ever imagine... Can their friendship survive?
Praise for If He Wakes:
'A tense, pulse-quickening tale. If you read the first chapter, you can’t help but read the second. I flew through this perfect summer read of best friends in turmoil in one feverish session.' Paula Daly
'I loved this book. So well written. I found this book unputdownable!!' Reader review
‘Fan Flipping tastic thriller! I was completely hooked from page 1 and could not put this book down!’ 4* Reader review
‘What can I say about this book?!!!!... it was so good. I read it in one day... I couldn't put it down.’ Reader review
‘Amazing book!!!!’ Reader review
‘I raced through this book in a desperate attempt to discover the answers which became darker and more horrific than I could imagine’ Reader review
'I really enjoyed this book from the off!... A real page turner with a twist that will keep you hooked.' Reader review
‘12 stars is possible... This was a brilliant debut novel that had be shocked, surprised, and dumbfounded page after page’ Reader review
‘It was a great storyline and I loved the way that it developed, it was fast flowing and I soon discovered that I was at the end. Well worth a read’ My Love of Reading
‘What a great debut novel and totally great main characters’ 4* Reader review
‘This book needs to be read’ BRMaycock Blog
Alison’s life has been a lonely one, but now it’s time to change that. With no children in her future there is only one answer – she’ll take one.
She’ll rescue a girl who needs a better home. A better mother. A better life.
It will be the start of a perfect family, and no one will question who Lucy really is. Especially not Lucy herself...
A dark story of psychological suspense, perfect for fans of Kerry Fisher, Liane Moriarty and Linda Green.
‘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