Bad Sister

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'How do you support victims of crime when you live with unresolved mysteries of your own? Psychologist Connie Summers is a fascinatingly flesh-and-blood guide through this twisty thriller.' Louise Candlish

‘Keeps you guessing right to the end' Sue Fortin

‘A gripping exploration of twisted family secrets’ Cass Green

Then

When flames rip through their family home, only teenager Stephanie and her younger brother escape unhurt. Brett always liked to play with fire, but now their dad is dead and someone has to pay the price.

Now

Psychologist Connie Summers wants to help Stephanie rebuild her life. She has a new name, a young son and everything to live for. But when Stephanie receives a letter from someone she’d hoped would never find her, Connie is forced to question what really happened that night. But some truths are better left alone . . .

Gripping, tense and impossible to put down, Bad Sister will have fans of Sue Fortin, B A Paris and Linda Green hooked till the final page.

Praise for SAM CARRINGTON

‘LOVED Bad Sister by Sam Carrington. Tense, convincing and complex, kept me guessing (wrongly!)’ Caz Frear, author of SWEET LITTLE LIES

‘This book is not only gripping, but it explores the mother/daughter relationship perfectly, and ends with a gasp-out-loud twist’ Closer

‘I DEVOURED THIS STORY IN ONE SITTING’ Louise Jensen, author of THE SISTER

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About the author

Sam Carrington lives in Devon with her husband and three children. She worked for the NHS for 15 years, during which time she qualified as a nurse. Following the completion of a Psychology degree she went to work for the prison service as an Offending Behaviour Programme Facilitator. Her experiences within this field inspired her writing. She left the service to spend time with her family and to follow her dream of being a novelist.

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
Oct 5, 2017
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9780008200206
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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‘A brilliant debut, this tense and original story deserves to be read!’ B A Paris best-selling author of Behind Closed Doors

‘Gemma Metcalfe turns the screw until the tension is almost unbearable. A fast-paced debut with a twist that made me gasp.’ Mark Edwards best-selling author of The Devil’s Work

One phone call. Two lives. Their darkest secrets.

Lana needs to sell a holiday, fast. Stuck in Tenerife, in a dead end job, she never expected a response quite like Liam’s.

Thousands of miles away a phone rings. Liam never intended to pick up, he’s too busy choosing the quickest way to die. But at least someone should know the truth before he goes, even if that someone is a stranger.

As time runs out both are drawn to the other, expressing thoughts they never imagined they would share.

When you’re about to die will your secrets even matter?

‘Trust Me is a brilliantly fast paced read, with a unique premise...add to that a spectacular twist, and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.’Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me

“It's a well written thriller that had me hooked from the gripping prologue and gasping out loud when I read a jaw dropping, unexpected twist towards the end.” Nicki Richards

“I couldn't stop reading, because I just needed to see what secrets will be spilled next!!! I loved the way the story jumped between the present and the past, it was done seamlessly, and added extra juice to the storyline. It was a great read and highly recommended.” Tanya Brough

In the blink of an eye, she's gone. Maggie’s daughter Penny is her whole world… and she’d do anything to protect her. So when Maggie wakes one night to find a strange woman in her home, she runs to barricade herself in her bedroom with her child. Because Maggie knows why she’s come…

‘Will get your heart rate pumping… had me hooked… gripping. Will have you holding your breath… An amazing thriller.’ 5 stars, Between the Pages Book Club

‘Brace yourself. This story goes at a break-neck, breathless pace right from the first page. Heart in mouth… it’s ingenious.’ 5 stars, Books and Artwork

‘OMG… you are in for one hell of a roller coaster ride from beginning to end… an action-packed, gripping thriller that holds the reader in a vice-like grip… absolutely brilliant.’ 5 stars, Nicki’s Life of Crime

An absolutely edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you turning the pages. Perfect for fans of Adam Croft and Rachel Abbott.

What everyone’s saying about Keep Her Safe:


‘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

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‘This book is not only gripping, but it ends with a gasp-out-loud twist’ Closer

‘Tense, convincing ... kept me guessing’ Caz Frear, bestselling author of Sweet Little Lies

A teenage girl is missing. Is your daughter involved, or is she next?

When Karen Finch’s seventeen-year-old daughter Sophie arrives home after a night out, drunk and accompanied by police officers, no one is smiling the morning after. But Sophie remembers nothing about how she got into such a state.

Twelve hours later, Sophie’s friend Amy has still not returned home. Then the body of a young woman is found.

Karen is sure that Sophie knows more than she is letting on. But Karen has her own demons to fight. She struggles to go beyond her own door without a panic attack.

As she becomes convinced that Sophie is not only involved but also in danger, Karen must confront her own anxieties to stop whoever killed one young girl moving on to another – Sophie.

A taut psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Laura Marshall and Cara Hunter.

Praise for Sam Carrington

‘A gripping exploration of twisted family secrets’ Cass Green, author of The Woman Next Door

‘Saving Sophie is a twisted rollercoaster of a debut . . . Sam Carrington is definitely one to watch out for’ Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me

‘A tense, pacy read. This story’s enough to put you off social media!’ Isabel Ashdown, author of Beautiful Liars

‘I was hooked ... I devoured this story in one sitting. Louise Jensen, author of The Sister

‘My heart and guts were gripped and squeezed so tight I had trouble reading! … This broke my heart into so many pieces … I was left speechless by the flawless narration and the harrowing emotions that rushed through me until the very end.’ Chocolate and Waffles, 5 stars

 

A mother desperate for the truth. A daughter hiding a terrible secret.

Melanie Oak appeared to have the perfect life. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Jacob, the couple live with their beautiful, loving, teenage daughter, Beth, in a pretty village.

Nothing can shake her happiness - until the day that Beth goes missing and is discovered beaten almost to the point of death, her broken body lying in a freezing creek on the marshes near their home.

Consumed with grief, Melanie is determined to find her daughter’s attacker. Someone in the village must have seen something. Why won’t they talk? 

As Melanie tries to piece together what happened to Beth, she discovers that her innocent teenager has been harbouring some dark secrets of her own. The truth may lie closer to home and put Melanie’s life in terrible danger…

A completely gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming. Fans of The Girl on the Train, The Sister and Before I Let You In will be captivated.

What readers are saying about The Darkest Lies:

‘A darkly addictive and creepy page turner that had me on the edge of my seat … the last few chapters were breathtakingly shocking with developments I hadn’t been expecting and the final pages were absolutely brilliant, leaving me with goosebumps!’ My Chestnut Reading Tree, 5 stars

 

‘Compelling, claustrophobic and horribly believable – a great read!’ B.A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown

‘It grips you by the throat and doesn't let go. A tense, edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting ride.’ Robert Bryndyza, author of The Girl in the Ice and Last Breath

‘Vividly written and absolutely gripping. I couldn't put it down!’ The Genre Reader, 5 stars

‘There are plenty of twists and turns that will keep you guessing, leading all the way to a jaw-dropping ending that left me spinning.’ Novel Deelights, 5 stars

‘Gripping and shocking. Had me completely enthralled in the action…a story that got under my skin.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

‘A dark, compelling and unforgettable read that had me hooked. The final paragraph haunted me, long after I had finished reading.’ Brew and Books Review, 5 stars

‘Addictive, Thrilling, Captivating! I could not put this book down, it captures your interest from the very first page until the very last.’ Book Reviews by Nicole, 5 stars

‘It really did make for some very emotional reading...There was a twist which totally rocked me.’ By The Letter Book Reviews, 4 stars

‘Plenty of red herrings and twists…If you like psychological thrillers, you’ll love it.’ Consumer reviewer, 5 stars

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