Good Little Liars

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‘I was completely hooked right from the start and had trouble tearing myself away from it… Will have you reading well into the night racing through the pages.’ Once Upon A Time Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Emma held the photo for a long moment before her eyes focused on the girl’s face. She dropped it and let out a muted cry. The girl was Tessa.

 

Loving wife and mother Emma rarely thinks about the day twenty-five years ago that her friend Tessa fell to her death, or the secret that she made Emma swear to keep just hours before. But when her marriage implodes, Emma and her daughter find themselves moving into the headmaster’s former cottage on the grounds of her old school – Denham House. And there, Emma finds the photograph: an explicit image of Tessa, looking directly at the camera.

 

Old friends Marlee and Clementine, are home for a reunion. But they don’t want to talk about Tessa’s accident, and with the demands of single parenthood, Emma has plenty to distract her… but she can’t shake the image of the photograph. Or the thought that it’s proof of something she had long suspected: Dr Brownley, now headmaster, was involved with Tessa. Was it a mistake to keep quiet about what she knew?

 

Marlee and Clementine have their own complex feelings about returning to their hometown. And when Emma starts to question what really happened to Tessa, each woman must deal with the consequences of decisions they made all those years ago. Because the more Emma digs into the past, the more she discovers that everyone remembers it differently, and that the innocent schoolgirls she thought she knew are hiding some very big secrets.

 

A page-turning novel about family drama, lies, and the secrets we keep to protect those we love. Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, The Silent Wife and Kerry Lonsdale. 

 

Readers love Good Little Liars:

I absolutely loved this book… There were so many twists and turns. I honestly thought I knew who the murderer was, I was so wrong. I was gripped all the way through.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

Wow, I didn’t see that comingBravo!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I was gripped and found myself feverishly flipping pages to discover the truth pronto. There are twists upon twists upon twists, many that blindside you with suspense in spades making this a real page-turner. An addictive must-read tailored to those who appreciate female-centred compulsive and moving thrillers.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘So vivid… kept me reading well into the night. I loved the little plot twists and was not expecting the ending at all.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

Really great read... The author takes us on a roller-coasterLoved all the twists and turns and how everyone was somehow connected. Great book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A fun and fast-paced read and is one that I would highly recommend to fans of Big Little Lies!’ Suse’s Book Reviews

 

I loved this unputdownable book! It was a thrilling, unnerving read.  The characters were realistic. The plot was gripping and fast-paced.  Run, do not walk, out to get this fab book.’ NetGalley Reviewer

 

Very fast paced, original, and chilling. I think that you are in for a rollercoaster ride of emotions and shocks!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I read this in one dayperfect.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This is a gripping mystery that had me racing through the pages.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

Absolutely loved!... a strongly developed mystery along the lines of Ruth Ware's The Lying Game and Donna Tartt's The Secret History’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This book is a page turner and I highly recommend it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

Reminded me of Liane Moriarty and Lisa Jewell… I was very curious to see how it would end!’ Princess and the Pen

 

‘It is hard to believe that this book is the first for this author… I recommend this for sure. Five stars for me!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A dark and twisted plot that is gritty and intense. An edgy suspense drama full of damning secrets and oh-so-many lies. An unputdownable read!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

Fantastic I loved the use of language and found the story engrossing - the subject we can all understand and empathise with. A great read, highly recommended!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

Great read! 5*****’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘What an amazing book. I couldn't put it down. Had my attention from start to finish.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

If you like Big Little Lies and Pretty Little Liars you will like Good Little Liars.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘The book literally exploded. The secrets were shocking, the turns astounded me… Kept me grounded to the book… The need to know the truth building up and the author holding it away from me till the far end. The tug of war was strangely exhilarating, and I was hooked.’ Book Reviews by Shalini

 

 ‘If you love a story that has mystery, secrets, betrayal and family drama then this is the book for you… As a debut novel Sarah has nailed it!’ Once Upon a Time Book Blog, 5 stars

 

‘Definitely a gripping, emotional, page-turner with a breathtaking twist… each character had so much drama going on more so than a prime-time soap opera! This book really kept you on your toes with all the twists and turns.Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

I devoured Good Little Liars in a couple of days… It will grip you from the first page, draw you in and leave you wanting more.’ NetGalley Reviewer

 

I never wanted it to end.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, really made me think and the characters are so relatable… Such a page turner, I ended up staying up really late finishing it!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Really enjoyed this novel. The writing flowed and the characters were depicted very well. Couldn't wait to find out what happens next.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Had me on the edge of my seat. Wondering which way it was going to go. Great mystery can’t beat it.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Family drama, angst, lies and secrets. This was a captivating story.’ Robin Loves Reading

 

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Bookouture
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Published on
Oct 2, 2019
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Pages
341
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ISBN
9781838880293
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English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Women
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‘Mum wants to know when you’re coming home.’ They were the only words that could ever make me return; the words that I’d been waiting to hear for all these years.


The day Ginny died, Skye lost more than just her sister. Though her mother, Mary’s, strength held their family together, Skye never saw her cry, and her silence made Skye feel alone in her grief. It overwhelmed Skye, and after Ginny’s funeral, she left, wondering if her mother blamed her for not being there the night Ginny fell.


When Skye learns that Mary is desperate to see her for the first time in fifteen years, she hopes that it’s a chance to build back their relationship over homemade shortbread and walks along the beach. To mend their hearts, which have been broken for so long.


Mary’s face is lined, but her hazel-green eyes are the same. The warm scent of lavender and apple hasn’t changed. But there is so much Skye doesn’t know about her mother. And as she finally begins to feel close to her again, Skye starts to uncover secrets about Ginny’s death that may tear their family apart for good…


My Mother’s Silence is a twisty and emotional novel about the bonds between mothers and daughters, and what happens when we hide things from those we love the most. Fans of Diane Chamberlain, Liane Moriarty and Kerry Fisher will be gripped.


What readers are saying about My Mother’s Silence:


‘5 stars, without a doubt!… I found myself lost in the moment turning page after page, loving every moment of pure intrigue… fans of Liane Moriarty and Sally Hepworth will surely enjoy it!’ Misty’s Corner Reviews, 5 stars


‘Definitely a must read book! Needless to say this book pulled hard on my heartstrings from the very beginning and didn’t let go… will stick with you well after you finish reading it… Such a masterpiece.’ Heidi Lynn’s Book reviews, 5 stars


‘A beautifully written and emotional read… Loved this page turning story.’ Goodreads reviewer


‘Lauren Westwood has smashed it out of the park with a roaring whack!!… This book affected me in a lot of ways… I was left with a pain deep inside me, pain of the unshed tears for the mother and daughter who had lost so much but found each other. I could write pages, but I have to stop here with a tear rolling down my cheek.’ Book reviews by Shalini, 5 stars


‘A stellar read!... Powerful and evocative… I was taut with tension with my shoulders near my ears and suspected each secondary character at some point in reading. I was unwilling to put my Kindle down and deeply resented any interruption.’ Books and Bindings, 5 stars


‘I was drawn into the drama of the past, the secrets, lies and family connections. I couldn't put this book down. Equally emotional and cathartic. It truly was a riveting read.’ Robin Loves Reading


‘Beautiful and emotional… A powerful read that will stay with you after you’ve put the book down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘The writing was so evocative in this novel and the Scottish highland scenery almost became another character. You become drawn in and invested in finding out the truth. A thoroughly enjoyable read with a wholly satisfying and beautifully hopeful ending.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘A story of love and loss and triumph over despair. I look forward to reading more by this author, she is really that good. I highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘This was SOME read. Now I know what it means when people say a book was unputdownable. I just had to finish this in one sitting. It was just too good to wait until the next day… You will NOT want to miss this... Ten stars definitely!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars


Trusting his family was her first mistake.


All Ria ever wanted was a family. Growing up alone in foster care, she imagined just how it would be. So when she fell in love with Grayson and had their daughter Shelley, she was determined to make his family love her too. She knew she’d never fit in with her glamorous sisters-in-law, or at the exclusive picture-perfect Chicago parties her mother-in-law threw, but with Grayson’s arm around her waist she tried her best to be a Parker.


Everything changed when Grayson disappeared.


Until one morning, Grayson leaves the house for work and never comes home. Left to raise Shelley alone, Ria is forced to turn to her husband’s family, to let her intimidating mother-in-law into her life, allow her to babysit Shelley, and accept her financial support. She tries to ignore the feeling that her sisters-in-law never thought she was good enough. They say they have no idea what happened to Grayson, and she tries very hard to believe them.


But Ria is about to learn that every Parker wife has secrets.


And protecting her daughter might come at a terrible price…


From USA Today bestseller Nicola Marsh. Utterly compelling, The Last Wife is an emotionally-charged novel about what one woman will do to survive. Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Kerry Fisher and The Other Woman.


Readers love The Last Wife!

‘I was hooked from the thrilling prologue straight through to that jaw-dropping finale!... Drew me in and left me craving for more… Domestic suspense that'll easily have you swiping your night away.’ Misty’s Corner Reviews, 5 stars


‘WOW. I cannot say enough about this book! This book was the definition of a page turner – the plot twists kept me hooked up until the very end! Goodreads reviewer


‘What an amazing book. I couldn't put it down. Had my attention from start to finish. plenty of suspense and twists and turns. Just when I thought I had it figured out I was proven wrong.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Gripped right from the start, I couldn’t turn the pages on my kindle fast enough. Everything immediately drew me in… Taken on a wild addictive ride and what a bloody great ride it is!... Wickedly twisted, highly addictive, utterly deceptive and I absolutely loved it!’ Once Upon A Time Book Blog, 5 stars


‘Wow. Just wow. From beginning to end you had no idea where this book was going… This is a must read book… At one point you are yelling at the book because darn it tell me, the ending had me shook. I was quaking. Definitely not what I was expecting.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Deliciously good! I could hardly put it down. The family dynamics in this salacious drama feel like the best reality show mixed with a soap opera… I highly recommend this book to anyone.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘A fabulous read! There's everything here – secrets, danger, deceit… keeps you hooked right until the last page… Not giving anything away, simply to say, this is definitely a must read.’ Brook Cottage Books, 5 stars


‘I just loved this book! My second of Nicola Marsh’s books and it did not disappoint. A domestic thriller that kept me guessing until the very end… Highly recommend.’ Chapter Chatter Pub, 5 stars


‘I have read this book in less than three hours. It was quick, sharp and full of unexpected twists. Fully recommended! I will definitely reach for more books of this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I turn to where I left my baby in his pushchair and pull up short. With a racing heart, I look around wildly, fear gripping my stomach. I only looked away for a moment. The pushchair and my baby are gone.


Kelly is taking her twin daughters to their first day of school, ushering them into the classroom, her heart breaking to think they might not need her any more, when she turns around and sees that her newborn baby is gone.


As a desperate search ensues, baby Noah is quickly found – parked in front of a different classroom. But when Kelly reaches forward to comfort him, she finds something tucked in the side of his blanket. A locket that belonged to her sister Freya. A locket Kelly hasn’t seen since the day Freya died.


And then Kelly’s perfectly-ordered life begins to unravel…


We Were Sisters is a heart-pounding suspense thriller that will grip you until the very last page. Fans of Behind Closed Doors, Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train won’t be able to stop reading this incredible book.


What readers are saying about We Were Sisters:

‘I started reading it and didn't stop reading until 2 am. It was impossible to put down… thrilling and mysterious the entire way and by the end, my jaw dropped. The ending wasn't something I expected at all.’ Living My Best Book Life, 5 stars


‘I couldn’t wait to get to the next chapter to find out what happened next. I just couldn’t get enough of this book and stayed up all night reading. I absolutely loved this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Had me on the edge of my seat and my heart pounding throughout!! From suspected murder to manipulation to kidnapping you definitely won't be disappointed!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘I loved this book from start to finish… I was kept on my toes trying to work out how the pieces fitted together, at one point I was so convinced I’d cracked it that I actually gasped out loud! And yet I still didn't see the ending coming… Once I started I couldn’t put it down until I had finished.’ Four More Chapters, 5 stars


‘Another page-turner from an author whose books I will jump at any opportunity to read… This one did not disappoint and kept me fully engaged until the final page… compelling.’ Goodreads reviewer


‘Definitely a thriller that I didn't want to put down… You won't want to stop reading this book once you start!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘What an amazing breath of fresh air!! I've been waiting so long for a book like this.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Incredibly suspenseful and kept me guessing until almost the very last page.’ Cay Costa


‘Drew me right in from the first pages… full of twists and turns… A book that kept me up late guessing to the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Very twisty and very emotional… this book keeps you wanting to read till the last page, I so loved this story. Highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Loved this book… Gripping and well written. Another great author to add to my list of must reads. A brilliant book.’ Goodreads reviewer


‘I really enjoyed this, it was fast-paced with a compelling narrative. I found myself getting dragged into the narrator’s own doubts about her sanity, and the ending was not what I expected. Couldn’t put it down!’ Goodreads reviewer


‘A fantastic and engrossing thriller. I could not put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

On a cool April evening, fifteen-year-old Marianne lays out a rug on the stone floor of an abandoned cottage and waits for her boyfriend Shane. Her mother does not know she is missing. Shane will never arrive, and by the end of the night, Marianne’s life will be shattered into a million pieces.


Years later, in a dimly lit attic, Adele stumbles across the secret diary of the mother she has never met, and a shocking account of a crime committed twenty-five years ago.


Returning to the last place her mother was seen alive, Adele’s arrival and the diary spread like wildfire amongst the small close-knit community. Old memories are stirring up fresh wounds. 


No-one wants the truth of what happened that cool Spring evening ever to be told.

 

And the deeper Adele digs, the more lies she uncovers.

 

Adele knows Shane is innocent. The question is, can she find those responsible before they silence her?

 

A heart-stopping, intense and emotionally engrossing read that will keep you compulsively turning the pages late into the night. If you read one book this year, make it The Thorn Girl.


This book was previously published as In My Mother’s Name.


Read what everyone is saying about The Thorn Girl:


‘This is a compelling and gripping read that I didn’t want to put down. I devoured this book in one sitting. Laura Elliott pulled me in from the very start. I highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Amazing book! Kept me on the edge of my seat. Tons of suspense and twists and turns. Just when I thought I had it figured out, I was wrong. Can’t wait to read more from this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘This book is one of my favorites of the year. I finished it in two days. I could not put this book down. This book keeps you guessing and keeps you so hooked on the story… Stop whatever you are doing and pick up a copy of this book. You will not be disappointed.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘A powerful emotional rollercoaster.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘This is brilliantly written, you feel as if you were in the room with her mother…a really, really wonderful book that I will be thinking about for quite a while.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘A really powerful story… handled superbly. A sterling read and one I won’t forget.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Two years after a family tragedy, and still consumed by her grief, Willa receives a strange letter from halfway across the globe. She has inherited a house in Australia, in a town she’s never heard of, from a woman she doesn’t know…

 

Following the mystery to the inviting shores of Sisters Cove, Willa is entranced by the dilapidated old Chapel House she now owns, perched high on a windy cliff within the grounds of Merrivale Estate. As Willa’s suspicions grow about her connection to the place, she begins to look amongst the dusty artwork and sealed boxes of papers left to her, and it becomes clear that the truth is not at all what she expected.

 

At Merrivale, social butterfly Annabelle is alarmed by Willa’s arrival. Why did her old friend and confidante Lillian leave her home to this stranger? As the two women’s lives intersect in the small, insular world of Sisters Cove, neither realises the dark truth that connects them until it’s too late. And when that terrible secret is exposed, it could destroy the lives of everyone involved…


An emotional, powerful novel full of dark secrets and family drama. Fans of The Silent Wife, Liane Moriarty and Kerry Lonsdale, read this next.

 

Readers love Sarah Clutton:

‘I absolutely loved this book… There were so many twists and turns… I was gripped all the way through.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Wow, I didn’t see that coming… Bravo!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I was gripped and found myself feverishly flipping pages to discover the truth pronto. There are twists upon twists upon twists, many that blindside you with suspense in spades making this a real page-turner. An addictive must-read tailored to those who appreciate female-centred compulsive and moving thrillers.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘So vivid… kept me reading well into the night. I loved the little plot twists and was not expecting the ending at all.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Really great read... The author takes us on a roller coaster… Loved all the twists and turns and how everyone was somehow connected. Great book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A fun and fast-paced read and is one that I would highly recommend to fans of Big Little Lies!’ Suse’s Book Reviews

 

‘I loved this unputdownable book! It was a thrilling, unnerving read. The characters were realistic. The plot was gripping and fast-paced. Run, do not walk, out to get this fab book.’ NetGalley Reviewer

 

‘Very fast paced, original, and chilling. I think that you are in for a rollercoaster ride of emotions and shocks!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I read this in one day… perfect.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This is a gripping mystery that had me racing through the pages.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Absolutely loved!... a strongly developed mystery along the lines of Ruth Ware's The Lying Game and Donna Tartt's The Secret History… I can't wait to read more from Sarah Clutton!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This book is a page-turner and I highly recommend it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

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

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