She’ll do anything for you…
My name is Alex, and my world has been shattered.
My husband has left me.
My children won’t speak to me.
My friend Carrie is the only person I have.
She’s the only one I can trust to keep all my secrets.
She’d never do anything to let me down.
This dark, gripping psychological thriller will have you holding your breath until the very last page. Fans of Behind Closed Doors, Sometimes I Lie, and The Girl on the Train will be captivated.
Readers are raving about The Perfect Friend:
‘I just read my new favorite book of 2018! ALL THE STARS!... combined all the things that make a psychological thriller keep you up all night but she managed to flip everything you think you know, quite a few times!...If it’s twists you are looking for then READ THIS BOOK! This is now my new favorite twisty book!...I give this book 5 stars across the board. Cheers to Ms. Copperthwaite for rockin my world with this book...*INSERT STANDING OVATION HERE*’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘WOW!! This book!!! Holy cow!!! So many lies... who can be trusted? NO ONE!! I wasn't sure what was going to happen next but I had to keep reading. So many twists and turns throughout the whole book…I highly recommend this one if you're looking for a psychological thriller unlike any other!’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘I kept guessing until the very end … I would definitely recommend this gripping and twisty book to any thriller lover out there!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Crazy twisty story. Had me actually gasp a couple of times. Just read it, it's that good.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘Very well written. I love how her writing quickly draws you into the storyline and you are hooked from the start…I was definitely shocked a few times, in a good way!...A must read for fans of thrillers.’ Books on the Bookshelf
‘This book is so good. I literally couldn't put it down … it kept me on the edge of my seat. I didn't want the book to end but I needed to know what had happened…This is one of my favorite books from 2018… WOW!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘terrific, tense and terrifying, twisty thriller…Just when I think she can't possibly get any better, my favourite writer of dark and daring deeds blows my socks off. The Perfect Friend scared me so much I really don't think I'll ever dare trust anyone, ever again!’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
Praise for Barbara Copperthwaite:
‘WOW – I am speechless … I am absolutely blown away by this book … really, really got under my skin … I feel slightly dizzy now and need a lie-down with a soft pillow and lots of chocolate.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘OMFG this is Barbara Copperthwaite’s best book yet!! … just blew everything else out of the water. Seriously. This book had me on edge … my poor nerves were shattered. Buy it, read it, love it! This book gets ALL the stars from me!’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘OMG … I was well and truly hooked … had me guessing right until the very end! … I am blown away. I cannot recommend this enough … without a doubt a must read.’ (5 stars) Chelle’s Book Reviews
‘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!’ (5 stars) My Chestnut Reading Tree
‘Addictive, Thrilling, Captivating! I could not put this book down, it captures your interest from the very first page until the very last! … You will literally be screaming WHAT??!! An amazing read for any fan of books!… This book hit it all and I loved every second of it!’ (5 stars) Book Reviews by Nicole
‘Have you ever had a secret that you couldn’t tell a soul, even the people you love? I have.’
Lucy has a kind and adoring husband, a job she loves as a teacher, and a house on Mulberry Avenue with floaty curtains and the softest bed linen. After her troubled childhood, she knows life will never be perfect, but it’s pretty close.
She’s also got Amber, right next door. They never run out of things to talk about. Even if Amber’s life – with her high-profile job and handsome, wealthy boyfriend – is more glamorous than Lucy’s.
But then Amber starts to hint that her life isn’t all it seems, and when she comes to Lucy, terrified, saying that she’s getting threatening messages, Lucy promises to protect her.
The closer Lucy gets to anyone, the harder it is to keep her past to herself. But Amber’s boyfriend has left her just when she needs him most, and she doesn’t have anyone else.
Lucy knows all too well that people aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes they have secrets. And they’d do anything to keep them. Lucy’s still sure: she can trust her friend... can’t she?
Gripping and unputdownable, The Woman Next Door tells a story about the dark side of friendship, and has a final twist that will shock every reader. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Friend Request, and Clare Mackintosh.
Readers can’t put down The Woman Next Door:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Can I give this 10 stars? That's what it deserves! Sue Watson is an amazing storyteller… she perfectly wove together a web of lies, paranoia, deceit, and friendship that created one big twisty and twisted story… I could not put this book down… This is why I read! For books like this!... LOVED LOVED LOVED this one!’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Left me speechless!! I loved every page and after waking up early on a Saturday to finish it I can truly say the ending was unbelievable. (Worth my sacrificed weekend lie in)… Mind blowing.’ Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMG! My head is still spinning with the amazing non stop intense action packed thrills!... Suspenseful, mind blowing, beyond words… A must read for 2019!’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A dark and twisty book… Perfect for those who love The Girl on the Train.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Sue Watson never disappoints, this is a gripping psychological thriller with a shocking ending that I never saw coming… A truly gripping and unforgettable twisty journey.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The ending was totally shocking, I thought I figured it out. But nope no idea!! Every time I put it down, I wanted to pick it right back up.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Well what a darkly woven story this turned out to be!... The author has got messing with the reader’s head down to a fine art and I was blown away by the end… Loved it!’ By the Letter Book Reviews
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I had the breath taken out of my body. No way did I ever see this coming. You must read this book. I am still trying to pick my chin up off the floor.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Captivating, intriguing, riveting… Many thrills, chills, and twists and turns! A must read… Grips you and sends chills down your spine!’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Will leave you breathless… It is completely engrossing, intriguing and compelling… I was drawn in and could not escape until the very last page!’ Confessions of a Bookaholic
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Sue Watson has done it again! 5 shiny stars for this fantastic, twisty thriller… It is sooooo good!... ONE HELL OF AN ENDING!!!!’ It’s All About the Thrill
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
Don’t. Trust. Anyone.
It was supposed to be a fresh start.
A chance to forget the past and embrace the future. But can you ever really start again?
Or does the past follow you wherever you go?
Steph and Mark have just moved house, trying to find a way forward after all the secrets, lies and betrayal.
But starting over isn’t always easy. Especially when someone will go to any lengths to make sure you never forget...
‘An excellent thriller that had me hooked from the start.’ – Katerina Diamond, author of The Teacher
When Ella wakes up in hospital following a hit and run incident, she is scared and confused. Close to tears, her eyes fall on a get-well-soon card on the window sill and the nurse reassures her that her loving husband will be back soon.
But Ella has never been married…
Absolutely love twisty and unputdownable psychological thrillers like Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and Gone Girl? Then you will be totally hooked by this jaw-dropping novel about the dangerous secrets behind a perfect marriage.
What readers are saying about The Liar’s Wife:
‘Oh my freaking god! What a fabulous and intriguing read… this is definitely the best book I’ve read by her YET!... I absolutely loved this shocker of a book… left me stunned, as to the why, well you are just going to have to read the book and see… One of the most exciting psychological thrillers I’ve read all year… just buy it you won’t disappointed I promise.’ The Book Review Café, 5 stars
‘This book was INSANE… The plot twist at the end slapped me in the face and I am still in shock about it!! I COMPLETELY recommend this if you’re a fan of books like “The Girl on the Train”, “The Woman in the Window”, and “Gone Girl”.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘A brilliant and gripping thriller! It’s very fast-paced (I was racing through to find out what happened)!’ Cloud of Thoughts, 5 stars
‘Pushes all the right buttons from the off and continues to push them right up until the last page. The story is mesmerising as it draws you in and won’t let go (well didn’t me) and at times I had to reign myself back from wanting to find out the outcome, NOW!!... The ending will shock you and left me reeling a bit if I’m honest. In my top 3 reads of this year… Awesome… wonderful… 10/10, 5 stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow!... grabs your full attention and keeps it until the very end… This read kept me wondering where it was all going and I could not wait until the end to find out… You will not regret picking this one up!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Writing that gets the hairs standing up on the back of my neck… A fast-paced psychological thriller of the finest order… chillingly good.’ nigeladamsbookworm, 5 stars
‘Holy cow, all I can say is this is one of those books that will have you craving more… be ready for the shock that might just blow your mind… Riveting, chilling, thrilling, and absolutely shocking'!!! A must read for any thriller lover!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Just couldn't tear myself away no matter how hard I tried… A seriously compulsive read that you won't want to put down. It was an addictive read that I couldn't get enough of and the build-up of tension was just off the scale. You know how great a book is when your heart is still racing hours after finishing the book as the adrenaline was still coursing through my body. Compulsive, addictive, what more do you need from a psychological thriller?’ bytheletterbookreviews, 5 stars
‘OMG this was one of the best psychological thrillers I have read! The ending will shock you!... This is a must read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Yessss! This book is compulsively readable, so much so that I did the thing where I walked all over my house with it today, greedily consuming page after page as I pretended to do other things and hoped no one needed anything... Woot, woot, is this a thrilling, suspenseful, surprising and altogether satisfying journey! WOW!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Anna was the perfect wife. Perfect mother. Perfect woman. And now she's dead. Leaving behind her husband, David, and two young children their lives will never be the same. But Vicky will make sure life goes on...
These two women have been best friends forever, a lifetime of secrets lies between them and now Vicky is ready to step up into Anna's perfect shoes. But not everything is as it seems and as David begins to question Vicky's motives for walking into his life things might just get a little murderous.
The question on everyone's lips is, who killed Anna? And what actually happened on the night she died?
Perfect for fans of The Rumour, The Silent Patient and The Suspect.
They were all there the day your sister went missing.
Who is lying? Who is next?
THEN – In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom.
Eleanor never came back.
NOW – The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organising a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing.
When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface. One of the group hides the darkest secret of them all…
If you love Sue Fortin, Gillian Flynn and The Girl on the Train, this gripping psychological thriller packed full of twists and turns will be impossible to put down.
What readers are saying about The Reunion:
‘Whoa! Never saw THAT coming!! I could not put this book down - stunning!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Oh wow, it was absolutely brilliant. An absolutely gripping psychological thriller that will have you tearing through the pages.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘If you have but one book to read this year, make it this one.’ Book Reviews by Monnie, 5 stars
‘Keeps you guessing all the way…I never saw THAT ending…Brilliant read 5 stars.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I literally devoured this book, staying up late to finish it - and it was worth the dark circles and bags under my eyes the next morning.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘This story kept me turning the pages late into the night and early in the morning. It's been a long time since a book has had me feeling so much suspense.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars
‘What a brilliant book!! I read this in one sitting and could not put it down…. I would recommend this book to anyone.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘If you only read one psychological thriller in 2018 then make sure it’s this one.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A definite must read!... I flew through this book and will be recommending it to anyone who will listen!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A really gripping story, lots of twists and turns and a corker of an ending… An absolutely brilliant book and one I highly recommend.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened—could they happen again—on a global scale?
Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, the leader of a British archeological expedition, Professor Harold McCabe, comes stumbling out of the sands, frantic and delirious, but he dies before he can tell his story. The mystery deepens when an autopsy uncovers a bizarre corruption: someone had begun to mummify the professor’s body—while he was still alive.
His strange remains are returned to London for further study, when alarming news arrives from Egypt. The medical team who had performed the man’s autopsy has fallen ill with an unknown disease, one that is quickly spreading throughout Cairo. Fearing the worst, a colleague of the professor reaches out to a longtime friend: Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force. The call is urgent, for Professor McCabe had vanished into the desert while searching for proof of the ten plagues of Moses. As the pandemic grows, a disturbing question arises.
Are those plagues starting again?
Before Director Crowe can investigate, a mysterious group of assassins leaves behind a fiery wake of destruction and death, erasing all evidence. With the professor’s body incinerated, his home firebombed, Sigma Force must turn to the archaeologist’s only daughter, Jane McCabe, for help. While sifting through what’s left of her father’s work, she discovers a puzzling connection tying the current threat to a shocking historical mystery, one involving the travels of Mark Twain, the genius of Nikola Tesla, and the adventures of famous explorer Henry Morgan Stanley.
To unravel a secret going back millennia, Director Crowe and Commander Grayson Pierce will be thrust to opposite sides of the globe. One will search for the truth, traveling from the plague-ridden streets of Cairo to a vast ancient tomb buried under the burning sands of the Sudan; the other will struggle to stop a mad genius locked within a remote Arctic engineering complex, risking the lives of all those he holds dear.As the global crisis grows ever larger, Sigma Force will confront a threat born of the ancient past and made real by the latest science—a danger that will unleash a cascading series of plagues, culminating in a scourge that could kill all of the world’s children . . . decimating humankind forever.
When Lorna gets a chilling text from ex-lover Andrew, she feels her perfect life start to unravel around her.
Everything in Lorna’s life runs like clockwork, from her 6 a.m. morning run to the strict 60-minute counselling sessions she gives. It’s the only way she can deal with the terrible secret she carries.
The secret she thought she was finally free from. Because the only other person who knew it was Andrew.
And Andrew died the day before the message was sent...
If you love twisty psychological thrillers that get under your skin, like The Girl on the Train, I Let You Go or anything by Louise Jensen, you’ll be utterly blown away by the jaw-dropping lies in Tell Me A Secret.
What readers are saying about Tell Me A Secret:
‘I am actually blown away… I have whiplash from all the twists and turns… this one stumped me big time. I love it when I book takes my hunches and flips them around on me and is like HA! You are so wrong!’ The Book Collective
‘Gosh!!!… I can honestly say that was the best psychological thriller I have read this year. I am lost for words… will leave you saying OMG… brilliant’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Immediately grabbed me and kept me with it all day, I seriously am 100% truthful when I say ‘I couldn’t put it down’... I defy you not to GASP… will leave you shocked and then shocked!!!!… brilliant and exciting’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Pick this book up NOW! I mean it – immediately. You won’t sleep until you’ve finished it, but trust me, it’s well worth the sacrifice… the twists were wonderfully unpredictable… I was absolutely shocked’ A Numinous Girl, 5 stars
‘AMAZING twists. The whole book is a twist! I loved it!... ALL OF THE STARS! I LOVED this book!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Mesmerizing… more twists and turns than a rollercoaster… had me hooked in from the first page right through to the shocking final chapter… There was one jaw-dropping, mind-blowing twist that almost caused me to drop my kindle in shock, I most definitely didn't see that twist coming!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Holy wow!… You will not be able to put it down! The faster your heart beats, the faster you want to read and the more you will want know what happens next… keeps you guessing until the very last page. When you think you have it all figured out you are hit with a twist that will leave you reeling!’ A Book With Review