Love You Gone: A gripping psychological crime novel with an incredible twist

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‘I couldn't put it down… jaw dropping… fantastic… If you're a fan of Gone Girl, you're seriously going to enjoy this!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Hello? Police? My husband and our children… they’re gone.’

When Mel arrives at the holiday cottage in the Lake District, she expects to find the heating on and her husband Luke and the two children waiting for her. Maybe a bottle of wine open…

 

Instead, there is just a note on the side, saying they’ve gone out for a walk.

 

But they aren’t back several hours later, and Mel knows something is wrong. Really wrong. When a search doesn’t find them, she has to confess to the police that her marriage isn’t all that it seems.

 

Even if that risks her own secrets being revealed…

 

An absolutely incredible, page-turning psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming, for fans of Gone Girl, Behind Closed Doors and Ruth Ware.

 

Readers can’t stop talking about Love You Gone:

‘AN UNFORGETTABLE ROLLERCOASTER THRILLER… ABSOLUTELY FREAKING BRILLIANT!!’ Book Reviews by Shalini, 5 stars

 

I LOVED this book!!... So many twists and turns. Nobody is who they appear to be. Part Two completely changed the book and I LOVED it!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘I want to start screaming and shouting with excitement with all the OMGsI blooming well loved it!... The adrenaline was coursing through my body as the thrill of what I was reading just intensified… Loved it!By The Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

Oh. My. Goodness. This book blew me away! It’s bloody brilliant… Gripping, thrilling, fast paced and well written. A must read!’ Between the Pages Book Club, 5 stars

 

Grabs you by the throat and refuses to let you go till the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

Fabulous, Amazing, Unputdownable.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Gripping from the start, I was hooked, right through to the final twist at the end.’ Smitty Reviews

 

Literally could not put this book down, completely addictive! So many unexpected twists. Fantastic book!’ Netgalley reviewer

 

Gripped me from the start, a definite page turner that kept me enthralled from page one… I absolutely loved this book. A five star psychological thriller.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

 

Wow, what a gripping psychological thriller, a fast paced page turner.... more twists and turns than a rollercoaster, so hold onto your hats and get ready for the ride.’ Netgalley reviewer

 

An absolute compulsive read and I just could not put it down, from the first page I was hooked and it was so good I ended up reading it in just over a daySo intense, full of suspense and well written.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

Completely mind blowingIntense, engrossing and fantastic.’ Bookish Lifestyle, 5 stars

 

‘I love a good twist and I love it even more when they just keep on coming…. A fast paced, heart stopping narrative takes you through a tangled web of deceit.’ Herding Cats, 5 stars

 

So exciting! I loved it I love how she writes, how she kept me guessing and boy oh boy, that ending.’ Read Along with Sue, 5 stars

 

‘So gripping… So many twists and turns, then just when you thought you knew what was happening.....Bang!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

The plot twists and turns so fast… that it made me feel dizzy!A fantastic psychological thriller that will set your nerves on edge!Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘Undoubtedly a masterpiece… definitely would appeal to fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and other twisted suspense novels.’ Now Fiction, 5 stars

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Bookouture
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Published on
Nov 15, 2018
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Pages
331
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ISBN
9781786816849
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Noir
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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VICTIM.
SURVIVOR.
ABDUCTOR.
CRIMINAL.
YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE.

"This nightmarish story is incredibly propulsive and original. You won't shake it for a long time."
STEPHEN KING
"McKinty is one of the most striking and most memorable crime voices to emerge on the scene in years. His plots tempt you to read at top speed, but don't give in: this writing - sharply observant, intelligent and shot through with black humor - should be savored."
TANA FRENCH
"A masterpiece. You have never read anything quite like THE CHAIN and you will never be able to forget it."
DON WINSLOW
* * * * *

YOUR PHONE RINGS.

A STRANGER HAS KIDNAPPED YOUR CHILD.

TO FREE THEM YOU MUST ABDUCT SOMEONE ELSE'S CHILD.

YOUR CHILD WILL BE RELEASED WHEN YOUR VICTIM'S PARENTS KIDNAP ANOTHER CHILD.

IF ANY OF THESE THINGS DON'T HAPPEN:
YOUR CHILD WILL BE KILLED.
YOU ARE NOW PART OF THE CHAIN* * * * *

"Diabolical, unnerving, and gives a whole new meaning to the word "relentless". Adrian McKinty just leapt to the top of my list of must-read suspense novelists. He's the real deal."
DENNIS LEHANE
"Pairing an irresistible concept with a winner protagonist, THE CHAIN promises to be your new addiction once you succumb to the first enticing page."
ALAFAIR BURKE
"A grade-A-first-rate-edge-of-your-seat thriller. I can't believe what went through my mind while reading it."
ATTICA LOCKE

"Diabolically gripping. Nail-biting, smart, and convincing. Hang on tight, because once you start this book, you can't stop - you'll be caught in THE CHAIN."
MEG GARDINER

"THE CHAIN is the rare thriller that's not only fiendishly clever but also powerfully empathetic, with both hair-raising twists and complex, fully-realized characters."LOU BERNEY

"YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST.
AND YOU WILL CERTAINLY NOT BE THE LAST."
She made her bed. You’ll lie in it.

 

Rebecca only wanted to help out – to be kind. Richard seemed so alone after his wife, Nicole, died, and Rebecca wanted to make sure he knew he had someone to rely on.

 

But now she’s in Nicole’s immaculate house. Drinking from her favourite crystal wine glass. Keeping shoes in her orderly closet. Comforting her sweet and grieving step-daughter. It feels like Rebecca is living another woman’s life.

 

And as she gets to know the neighbours, Rebecca hears stories that make her wonder: was free-spirited Nicole happy in this perfect life, or did she feel trapped? Did she feel, as Rebecca is beginning to, that something wasn’t quite right?

 

The book everyone’s talking about! If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and The Girl Before, you’ll be totally gripped and unable to put down this twisty page-turning psychological thriller.

 

What readers are saying about The Second Wife:

‘WOW, WOW, WOW… My head hasn’t stopped spinning from all the twists and turns. I can tell you all, you must read this book… It envelops you into the storyline and will your jaw-dropping… Clear some room in your diary, you will not want to put this down!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I was obsessed with this book!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I read it in less than a day, I HAD to know what happened, to who and when!!!!... Superb, one of those books makes you proud to be a reader 10/10.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘WOW! Grabbed me from the BIG bam in the beginning all the way to the last word! Twisted, twisty, dark, compulsive rollercoaster of a story!... Read this book!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Absolutely amazing. Twisted, thrilling and chilling. This book is one you will pick up and not want to put down. A five plus star!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘WOW! What a great thriller. I have already ordered the author's other novels… This one had so many twists and turns. You honestly don't know what will come next.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘WOW!... A must read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Heart-stopping action with an ending that matched it beautifully.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Twisty, dark and so well-written! This is one must-read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Tons and I mean tons of wonderful twists and turns keep you on your toes. Another unputdownable book from Sheryl.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘WOW! Loved! This book sucked me in from the beginning all the way to the very end… Amazing plot!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘It’s hard to put down because things are moving quickly… I finished this book in a day!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Psychological suspense at its best.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This book was excellent!!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘I loved every page of this book.’ Roberts Reads, 5 stars

 

‘It’s a great read… Simply could not leave it alone – yes it was that good!’ Jo Lambert Books, 5 stars

 

‘Leaves you craving more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Deliciously dark and cunningly compulsive…This really was a twisted book that I was loathe to put down when real life got in the way… an excellent read’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘5 stars all the way… reminds me of two other books I've read this year and loved… The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and The Ex-Wife… just like them it pulled me in and I was hooked, and not once did I think about putting it down, I had to keep reading and see what happened next’ Spooky’s Maze of Books, 5 stars

 

‘The ending was perfection!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 

‘EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Each page grabs you and pulls you in… so good that it will stick with you... such an amazing book!!!!!!!!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

I have to get my little boy back…

Someone framed me for a crime I didn’t commit.

My husband didn’t believe me, and he took my son away.

He was always a good father... even if he failed me when I needed him most.

But I can trust him to keep our little boy safe... can’t I?

 

A totally gripping psychological thriller about the power of a mother’s love, and the lengths she will go to to protect her child – perfect for fans of Big Little Lies, The Girl on the Train and C.L. Taylor.

 

Readers are loving Keep Me Safe:

‘Wow!!! Absolutely fabulous debut book by this author. The story gripped me from the start and didn't let go until the last page… I highly recommend this amazing book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Get your hands on this book and start reading, I promise you’re not going to want to put it down’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘As a mother I can fully relate to the determination Natalie feels as she tries to get her son and her life back together… I was so engrossed I finished it in just two sittings… you can't stop reading until you know the truth!’ Bookish Brunette

 

‘Loved this book, so well written and kept me gripped… would highly recommend!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Gripping, action packed and intense… breath-taking.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Wow… I was completely hooked… will keep you on the edge of your seat, glancing over your shoulder… a gripping, captivating, enthralling book that will have you turning the pages late into the night.’ Katie’s Book Cave

 

‘Heart pounding and exciting. This book will have you feverishly reading as you rush to find out what's going on and when you think that you do have it figured out think again because Rona Halsall has yanked the rug out from under you.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘One of the best books I have ever read! Suspenseful and absolutely thrilling, with a cracking pace. I loved this amazing book!’ Renita D’Silva,  5 stars

 

‘Full of twists and turns, I was holding my breath’ Portable Magic

 

‘I absolutely loved it!... I was gripped… from the first chapter.’ Little Old Ginger Me, 5 stars

 

‘A fantastic psychological thriller.  This book is well written with a plot that kept me glued to the book. The story has many twists and turns... Fans of psychological thrillers will love this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This had me on the edge of my seat! I was enraged at the injustice, heartsick at the heroine’s plight and utterly engrossed in the unfolding story. I literally could not put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Fast paced, intense, with lots of twists and turns and you could feel the desperation that a mother has to keep her child safe.’  Goodreads reviewer

 

‘This book was a real page turner I was hooked. It was fast paced and the ending was explosive… I loved It!!!!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Captivating, suspenseful, entertaining novel! This beautiful thriller kept me on the edge of my seat while I was reading it! Would highly recommend.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Whoa… Will have you at the edge of your seat! I loved this story!.. Heart pounding.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I loved this book… A gripping story which leads you down one path, only for it to twist and it will leave you gobsmacked… A real nail biter.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy.

 

Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother, growing up in foster care. But her husband Simon is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France – nothing is too good for his family.

 

Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.

 

In the old days, she’d have distracted herself at work, but Marianne left her glamorous career behind when she got married. She’d speak to a friend, but she’s too busy with her children and besides, Simon doesn’t approve of the few she has left.

 

It’s almost by accident that Marianne begins to learn more about Caroline. But once she starts, she can’t stop. Because what she finds makes her wonder whether the question she should be asking is not ‘should she be jealous’, but... ‘should she be scared’?

 

Fans of The Girl on the Train and I Let You Go looking for a dark, gripping psychological thriller, with a final twist that will put their jaw on the floor, will love Our Little Lies.

 

Readers are loving Our Little Lies:

‘Omg this book!!!!! Never have I felt such powerful emotions… when reading a novel… This really is such a compulsive read building the tension and a brilliant ending making it for me a real unputdownable novel… Read it you really won’t be disappointed.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Tense, atmospheric psychological thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Impeccably written and a big fat 5***** from me. Awesome!’ No. 1 bestselling author, Angela Marsons

 

‘Delivers an ending that will make you go WOW but you need to read it to see why! Straight into my Top 10 of the year and a really great read… Dark, disturbing and just everything you want from a psychological thriller and more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Our Little Lies drew me in and the further I got into it the harder it got for me to put it down… Gripping tension that builds and builds... I kept thinking I knew where she was going only to be knocked sideways... An absolute page turner of a read that sent my heart racing. Bravo to the new queen of psychological thrillers.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘What a read this was, reminiscent of B A Paris’ Behind Closed Doors, with the twists of a Claire Mackintosh book… such a good read and just as I thought I had worked it out I was wrong!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Most definitely a book that captures your imagination… A book that I literally did not put down. DAMN...if this is her first in this genre... sign me up for all future thrillers’ Best Crime Books and More, 5 stars

 

‘I absolutely LOVED this book! It drew me in from the first few pages and never let me go. Yyou're in for a rollercoaster of a book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A dark, gripping psychological thriller that had me gripped from page one and the ending is just a WOW moment!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I devoured Our Little Lies… The author did a fantastic job of keeping the tension and planting seeds of doubt in the reader’s mind as the book progresses. I usually have things figured out but I loved the twists and turns this book took right up until the end!’ All the Good Books

 

‘OMGOSH! Riveting, Compelling, Addicting!... Great writing, awesome characters, did not want to put it down or have it end. Fantastic book from beginning to end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I’m your husband, Chloe. We’re a partnership now and we do what’s best for us as a couple.’


Chloe finally feels like she’s got her life together. After a difficult childhood and losing both parents, she worked hard for the life she loves in lively Brighton, helping people as a physiotherapist. And then she meets the perfect man.


It’s a whirlwind romance, but Dan is handsome, funny, and simply the kindest man she’s ever met. When she sees him standing by the altar, tears glistening in his eyes, she knows this will be for always.


As they sunbathe on their honeymoon island, laughing over drinks, planning their future with their feet in the sand, Dan jokes that he’d like them to stay there forever.


At first, Chloe couldn’t agree more. It’s tempting to imagine truly leaving her troubled past behind. But as the honeymoon goes on, he becomes increasingly adamant. They shouldn’t leave. In fact, he won’t let her…


Is he protecting her, as he claims? Or is it something more sinister? An utterly gripping psychological thriller for fans of Gillian Flynn, Clare Mackintosh, and The Wife Between Us.


Readers are loving The Honeymoon:

‘A story full of secrets, twists and unexpected wow moments! This thriller will keep you hanging on the edge of your seat until the very last page. I highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I loved how many twists there were… It made it so exciting to read and the whole book I was dying to know what was going to happen next… And I could never have guessed… Such a rollercoaster ride!... Exciting and twisty.’ Goodreads reviewer


‘A 5 star book for me! It had that ball of mixed feelings, adrenaline, twists!... I absolutely loved The Honeymoon and cannot recommend the book enough! Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘An enthralling read packed full of secrets and lies. It’s one of those books that draws you straight in from picking it up and making it very hard to put back down again. Will certainly keep you on your toes and have you on the edge of your seat.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars


‘A twisty thriller that had me hooked from the very first page.’ Goodreads reviewer


‘Awesome book. Tons of twists and turns and suspense. Kept me on the edge of my seat wanting more’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Lots of things happened that I did not foresee. I will tell you, the ending shocked me... Deserves more stars than 5.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘You are in for a thrilling read! The story is really well written and I could not put it away. Can highly recommend!’ Goodreads reviewer


‘A must-read gripping, twisty, addictive, brilliant read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘I devoured this book in one night—it definitely kept me on the edge of my seat! There were many unexpected twists, right up to the very end! Highly engaging book, I definitely recommend!’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Five big shiny well deserved stars!… A story full of secrets, twists and unexpected wow moments! This thriller will keep you hanging on the edge of your seat until the very last page. I highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘So many twists and turns; right when you think you know what is going on, the author throws another twist at you to prove how wrong you are. Wow the ending was amazing I never saw it coming and it hit you like a ton of bricks. I wish could read this story again for the first time just to get that huge shock. Great read,I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Jane Hawk’s one-woman war comes to an explosive climax as the rogue FBI agent gambles everything against a terrifying conspiracy, for vengeance, for justice, and for humanity’s freedom—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Corner.
 
“Jane Hawk is arguably the best character Koontz has created. . . . Simply put, wow.”—Associated Press
 
A visionary young filmmaker hunted for sport across a vast Colorado ranch by the celebrated billionaire at the heart of a monstrous cabal . . .
 
A brilliant computer hacker slipping through top-secret databases a whisper ahead of security trackers, gathering the facts to fight the all-powerful perpetrators of mass murder . . .
 
A pair of brutal operators, methodically shadowing their targets with every cutting-edge tool in the arsenal of today’s surveillance state . . .
 
A sequence of quiet heroes—everyday citizens—stepping up, stepping forward, intent on countering the advancing darkness . . .
 
A Vegas mob boss teamed with a homicidal sociopath, circling a beloved boy and his protectors, aiming to secure him as leverage against his fugitive mother . . .
 
And that fugitive mother herself, ex-agent Jane Hawk, closing in on the malevolent architects of ruin she has stalked as they stalk her, prepared to sacrifice herself to finally bring them down.
 
These are the people and circumstances of The Night Window, the thrilling new novel in Dean Koontz’s acclaimed Jane Hawk series. Replete—and then some—with the ingenious twists, the spellbinding action, the resonant themes, the sheer heart that have characterized Jane’s journey from the start, The Night Window follows its extraordinary heroine to her long-sought objective, in a stunning, unforgettable finale. 
 
Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers:
THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR • THE NIGHT WINDOW
 
“The spectacular finale to Jane’s story . . . will hit series fans with all the impact of a carefully calibrated hammer blow.”—Booklist (starred review)
 
“The best installment in the series since the first . . . [Koontz] revs it up with entertaining encounters and offbeat humor.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
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