The Stranger in Our Bed

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The USA TODAY bestseller! ‘A dark, sexy thriller where no one is who they seem. I devoured it! You will too!' Sunday Times bestseller Sarah Pinborough

You think you love him. But can you trust him?

‘Dark, twisty and enthralling’ Paul Finch

‘Wow I loved this book, every word on every page, a brilliant page turner! *****’ Goodreads reviewer

A gripping debut psychological thriller about the dark secrets in a perfect marriage. For fans of Shari Lapena.

I ended my marriage for a man who didn’t exist...

I have everything money can buy. I’m a good wife, but sometimes I feel trapped. And when I start an affair with a stranger called Ewan, my life changes in ways I can’t begin to understand.

Because Ewan breaks apart my marriage piece by piece and then he just disappears. He uses a fake name and leaves no trace behind; it’s like he doesn’t even exist.

Someone did this to me and now they’re waiting for me to unravel, watching my every move. I can’t trust anyone, not even myself – not even the people I love.

Readers love The Stranger in Our Bed

‘Dark, twisty and enthralling. A commanding new voice in suspense writing’ Paul Finch, bestselling author Shadows

‘Samantha Lee Howe cleverly wrongfoots the reader and does so again and again. A fascinating study in lies, evasions and deceptions’ Abbie Frost, bestselling author of The Guesthouse

‘Samantha Lee Howe does a great job of painting a picture of a woman who no longer knows who to trust or what is real; sinister and thought provoking’ Jackie Kabler, bestselling author of Am I Guilty?

‘A brilliantly twisty thriller ... you never really know quite what is true and who to trust. A fantastic read that kept me glued until the heart-stopping end’ Stephen Edger, bestselling author of Till Death Do Us Part

‘A must read. This book is just brilliant, the best I have read!’ Goodreads reviewer

‘What a spine-tingling thriller! 5 stars!’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Wow I loved this book, every word on every page, a brilliant page turner!’ Goodreads reviewer

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About the author

Samantha Lee Howe began her professional writing career in 2007 and has been working as a freelance writer predominately writing horror and fantasy under the pen name Sam Stone. This body of work includes 13 novels 5 novellas, 3 collections, over 40 short stories, an audio drama and a Doctor Who spin-off drama that went to DVD in November 2017. The Stranger in Our Bed is Samantha Lee Howe's debut breakaway psychological thriller.

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
Feb 14, 2020
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780008374570
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Domestic
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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‘THE PLOT TWIST! all I wanted to do was to go back to read!!!’ NetGalley reviewer

When Jake learns of his troubled daughter’s death, he is determined to find out what really happened on that fateful night.

But Jake hasn’t seen Jordan for over three years and, with secrets of her own, there was a lot he didn’t know about his only daughter.

Jake’s ex-wife Jules is reluctant to let him waltz back into her life. But when Jake makes a shocking discovery, he is convinced that there is more to her murder than they are being told.

Grief stricken and full of regret, he is desperate to protect his daughter’s memory – to understand her final hours...

With a question mark hanging over the case, will Jake be able to piece together the fragments of evidence, uncover the truth behind Jordan’s death – and make amends for the time he has lost?

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I accidentally read the first few pages of Her Last Secret and couldn’t stop! I think my heart might be broken. Cracking thriller...’ Jo Jakeman

‘A stand-out crime thriller. The character-driven plot is intelligent, clever and finely paced’ M.W. Craven

‘I held my breath more than once! The plot twist at the end is more than I could have asked for!!’ 5 stars, Netgalley reviewer

‘Such a compulsive, claustrophobic read. It made my heart rate climb.’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer

‘The storyline was perfect, I could not put it down’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer

‘A gripping murder mystery... I thoroughly enjoyed it!’ The Bookwormery

'A dark, twisty tale with an emotional heart' Roz Watkins

‘An emotionally charged domestic noir – fraught with guilt and regret.’ Cheryl M-M’s Book Blog

‘A fantastic character driven book...A dark domestic crime thriller with a really strong plot that delivers some nice unexpected twists’ Melanie’s Reads

‘Wowzers, what a read... I absolutely LOVED this book... An unputdownable page turner of a read.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars

Jacob Reese enjoys the quiet life, running a coffee shop and renting out his cottage in The Hollows, Vermont.

But the calm is shattered when a woman who looks eerily similar to his ex-girlfriend Laura turns up to stay in the cottage, and leaves a mysterious note in the guest book.

Now Jacob’s seeing Laura everywhere—a glimpse of her face across the street, her music box left outside his house, a gift he gave her years before hanging from the trees.

But it can’t be Laura. Because Laura’s dead.

Someone knows Jacob’s secret—what really happened the night Laura died—and they’re out for revenge...

A gripping and twisted thriller. Fans of Gillian Flynn, Gregg Olsen and Mark Edwards will love Steve Frech.

Readers LOVE Dark Hollows:

‘Wow!... This book just pulls you right in... I couldn’t put it down!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘One of the best thrillers I’ve read this year.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Best psychological thriller of 2019.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Couldn’t put it down... Absolutely fantastic nail-biting novel, so gripping I just could not stop reading.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Exciting and thrilling... Like riding a rollercoaster... Should be on everyone’s reading list.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I burned through this.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Once I started I couldn’t put it down!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow! I absolutely loved this book! I was hooked from page one.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Impossible to put down.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Great book! I could not put it down. Read the book in one day. Had me guessing until the end.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘This one would go down on my list of favorite thrillers this year... I loved this book!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

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"Simon Kernick is an absolute master of the adrenaline-fuelled ride" - PETER JAMES

The new high-octane thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Kernick
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Alastair Sheridan has it all. Wealth, good looks, a beautiful wife and children and, in the chaotic world of British politics, a real chance of becoming Prime Minister.

But Alastair also has a secret. He’s a serial killer with a taste for young women.

Only a handful of people know what kind of monster he is, and disgraced detective Ray Mason is one of them.

Awaiting trial for murder, Ray is unexpectedly broken free by armed men and given an offer: assassinate Alastair Sheridan and begin a new life abroad with a new identity. The men claim to be from MI6. They say that Sheridan is a threat to national security and needs to be neutralised. Ray knows they are not who they say they are, and that their real motives are far darker.

The only person Ray trusts is ex-cop and former lover Tina Boyd, who’s keen to settle her own scores with Sheridan.

With enemies on every side, only one thing is certain.

No one wants them to get out alive.
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"Simon Kernick is one of the most reliable purveyors of the edge-of-your-seat thriller... a more powerful adrenaline rush than an EpiPen" - JAKE KERRIDGE, SUNDAY EXPRESS

"An emotionally punchy domestic noir blended with the pace and action of a high-octane thriller, WE CAN SEE YOU will keep you breathlessly on the edge of your seat, wondering which character you can trust, if any at all, until the final brilliant twist! A #WTFthatending indeed!" - SARAH PINBOROUGH, author of BEHIND HER EYES and CROSS HER HEART

"A pacy thriller, with a body count that rises along with the tension levels" – SUNDAY MIRROR

"Simon Kernick manages to ring fresh changes (and revelations) at every point... He remains one of the most consistently suspenseful and ingenious writers in the field" – FINANCIAL TIMES

"Thriller-meister Simon Kernick’s standalone books are always worth picking up – and his latest is no exception" – SUNDAY SPORT

The instant New York Times Bestseller (January 2018)!

"A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller" —New York Times Book Review

"Buckle up, because you won't be able to put this one down." —Glamour

"Jaw dropping. Unforgettable. Shocking." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The best domestic suspense novel since Gone Girl." —In Touch Weekly

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies.

A 2018 Indie Next Pick | One of Glamour Magazine's Best Books of 2018 | One of Hello Giggles' 19 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

Praise for The Wife Between Us:

"Fiendishly clever...in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing." —Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Stars are Fire

“A clever thriller with masterful twists.” – Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Kept Woman

"The Wife Between Us delivers a whip smart, twisty plot in a taut, pacy narrative. It's terrific and troubling. This is one scary love triangle where you won't know who to trust. I loved it." –Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew

"A twisty, mind-bending novel about marriage and betrayal. A gripping plot and fascinating characters; this book will keep you turning the pages and guessing until the very end. A must-read!" –Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada

“This amazing story gallops along at breakneck speed, with an ending that smacks you between the eyes and takes your breath away. These authors are destined to become trail blazers in the field of psychological suspense books that explode in your hands!” —Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault

“Like a house of mirrors, The Wife Between Us kept me guessing around every corner, delving into the complexities of marriage, friendship, and obsession.” —Javier Ramirez, The Book Table

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS!

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

“A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl

“This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —Booklist (starred review)

"A can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself.” —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer)

“The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” —The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post

“This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” —San Francisco Book Review


Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.

Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.

Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.

From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

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