Her Guilty Lies: A completely gripping psychological thriller packed with twists

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You've always said you'd be lost without her. But you're about to lose everything because of her.


Katie pinned all her hopes on 14 Adelaide Road. A towering red-brick house on a quiet, tree-lined street – the perfect place for her and Ian to start their new life and their new family.


But when she slotted her key into the rusty lock, and pushed open the creaking door, her hopes soon fizzled out. The house was falling down from the inside – no one had stepped into its dusty, deserted rooms in years. And soon, Ian is nowhere to be seen. Vanishing for days on end, missing the births of their twins.


Luckily, Katie has Paula to help her. Paula keeps the place spotless. Wakes up in the middle of the night to the girls’ cries. Helps Katie feel less lonely.


But Katie still doesn’t feel safe. Neighbours keep telling her that the house desperately needs a fresh start, and she can’t help feeling that Paula knows more than she is letting on…


When she discovers children’s drawings hidden behind faded wallpaper, she knows that this place she is meant to call home holds dark secrets – and someone is telling her guilty lies. What does Paula want with her daughters? And how much will Katie have to sacrifice to save them?


One of the most twisted, shocking, heart-stopping psychological thrillers you’ll ever read! Fans of K.L. Slater, The Wife Between Us and The Girl on the Train, prepared to be kept up way past your bedtime as you race through this addictive page-turner.


Readers absolutely love Ruth Heald’s novels:


'OMG... LITERALLY BLEW MY MIND AWAY!!... Whew... Ruth's writing had me enslaved to my Kindle, tapping away at the pages.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


Wow, what a story… Utterly hooked from page one, so glad it was a weekend and I could binge read!' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


Wow! What an amazing read! Tons of twists and turns and full of suspense… Can't wait for more from this amazing author!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


Wow… I absolutely loved it… Kept me guessing until the end.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars


Absolutely incredible… I was hooked, I just really couldn’t put it down.’ Life & Tea, 5 stars

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Bookouture
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Published on
Sep 10, 2019
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Pages
379
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ISBN
9781786815347
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Noir
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Women
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'OMG... LITERALLY BLEW MY MIND AWAY!!... Whew... Ruth's writing had me enslaved to my Kindle, tapping away at the pages.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


Everyone makes mistakes. But does everyone deserve to be forgiven?


She runs past the tinkling of children’s laughter that fills the park. Heart hammering, feet stinging, she reaches the riverbank, her breath catching in her throat. And then she sees…


Three years later.


Claire has everything she’s always wanted. A new-born baby. A doting husband by her side. A picturesque home in the countryside.


But behind closed doors, Claire’s life is falling apart. Her husband is barely ever home, she’s struggling to bond with her baby girl, and she swears that she is being watched in the remote, lonely cottage.


And when a threatening note is posted through her letterbox, saying she doesn’t deserve her daughter, it’s clear that someone knows about the terrible mistake that Claire made – someone won’t let her forget it. Three years ago, she would have known who to turn to. But now she no longer recognises those closest to her, or the person she’s become. Who can she trust?


An atmospheric, chilling and absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller about a mother’s worst nightmare. Fans of KL Slater, Shalini Boland and The Girl on the Train will love the twists, turns and gasp-worthy shocks of this stunning debut from Ruth Heald.


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‘Ruth Heald hit it out of the park!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I loved this book… I was hooked and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next… to say I devoured this book is a little bit of an understatement… What a great book!’ Dark Twisty Books

 

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To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire.

But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death... So why did he have a picture of her?

 

Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his diaries? And who is it that’s out there, watching her every move?

 

Chilling and utterly page-turning, The Serial Killer’s Daughter is a compelling thriller, perfect for fans of C.L. Taylor, Rachel Abbott, and Tom Bale.

 

Read what everyone is saying about The Serial Killer’s Daughter:

 

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‘Really enjoyed this book, the story line was fascinating. I loved the style of writing… A real page turner that I had a hard job putting down. A solid 6 stars.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk

 

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‘It is a seriously dark and disturbing read… As evil as Don is, he still fascinated me and even though I was horrified by his actions, I had to keep reading. Fans of serial killer reads are without a doubt going to love it as it definitely has the shock factor.’ By The Letter Book Reviews

 

‘The character development in this psychological thriller is sublime… Without doubt one of the most twisted serial killers I’ve encountered… Very twisty.’ It’s All About Books

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