The Marriage Betrayal: A totally gripping psychological thriller with a brilliant twist

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‘Daddy has been lying.’


Faye Townsend has planned the perfect summer trip for her family. But returning to the small seaside town her husband grew up in does not go to plan, the rain pours and the long days become stifling. And then the unthinkable happens…


Her husband Jake and her six-year-old son Dylan go for an early morning walk along the beautiful, windswept clifftops. They don’t come back.


As the hours tick by, Dylan’s red baseball cap is found on the beach and Faye finds herself being questioned by the police. They want to know everything about the man she married - is Faye ready to face her husband’s dark past? Or will she have to confront her own secrets first?


And just how far will a mother go to save her only child?


From the million-copy-bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this utterly gripping psychological thriller will make you gasp out loud as you race towards the unforgettable twist. If you loved The Girl on the Train and The Wife Before You this book is for you.


Why readers are totally gripped by The Marriage Betrayal:


‘Wow, wow, wow, wow! Shalini Boland is one hell of a story teller. I think I may still be in shock after reading this. I really don’t know how she does it but yet again she has totally knocked my socks off… I loved the build-up of suspense… The Marriage Betrayal is a gripping story that will send your heart racing… Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘WOW!!! OMG!!!... if you are looking for a psychological thriller with twists and turns and a major killer twist at the end, The Marriage Betrayal is for you. You will just have to read this book. This book has a killer twist at the end which I never saw coming. And even in the epilogue, there is another twist. Just fantastic!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘All the stars!!! Such a great book from beginning to end. Twists then more twists… loved it!!! Can't recommend it enough. Pick it up today and read it if you haven't. This author never seems to disappoint!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘WHAT A TWIST!! It's not often a psychological thriller manages to surprise me, but this twist left me with my mouth hanging wide open and consequently saying 'NO WAY!' over and over again.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘FIVE STARS FOR SURE. Wow, what a page turner! This was a great, gripping, tense, compelling, fast-paced psychological thriller that sucked me in from the very first page!... I most highly recommend this book 100 %.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Oh my God this was a fantastic read! Best ever! Started it this morning but gave up on doing my daily errands because I just HAD to finish it. Totally shocked by the ending. Didn’t see that one coming. Don't want to do any spoilers but just highly recommend this book. Do NOT miss!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars


‘Shalini Boland is THE Queen of Twists and Psychological Thrillers! And this new book is pure Shalini crazy! I loved every word, page and paragraph! I was hooked and I did get emotional reading itPut this on your summer must read shelf now! 10 stars!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘OMG! What a story! Another exciting thriller to get lost in, which I just LOVED!! this was such a good story. You have to read it for yourself! Loved it!!’ Goodreads reviewer


Wowza… the biggest surprise ending I've read in a long time. You will not regret purchasing this book!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Oh my soul what a twisted web Shalini Boland weaves.... I literally could not stop reading… Exciting and spellbinding. If you like to read psychological thrillers, don't miss this one!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow this must be Shalini Boland's best work yet. I'm a big fan of her novels and this one left me breathless. The plot is gripping and I literally couldn't put the book down and the twists kept pouring in.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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Bookouture
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8 Jul 2019
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297
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9781786817358
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
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‘Sometimes we can’t see what’s right in front of us, Kat. Everyone has secrets, even the people we love, the people we live with…’


Kat remembers the days when her only daughter Amy wouldn't leave her side. Amy was the baby who cried when you walked out of the room, the toddler who was too shy to speak to strangers, the small child who clung to Kat's legs in the school playground.


But now Amy is grown up, and Amy is gone – to university in a town several hours away. Kat's house – which once felt too full, too noisy, too busy – is deathly quiet, and Kat awaits the daily phone call to tell her that her beloved daughter is thriving and happy.


Until the day Amy doesn’t call, sending Kat into a panic. Her husband and friends say she’s being paranoid – surely Amy is just out, having fun? But Kat feels sure something is very wrong – she knows her daughter, and she would never just disappear.


As the hours turn into days, her fears are confirmed: Amy is missing. But there are secrets about her daughter that Kat doesn't know about yet. And the truth about Amy's whereabouts may be closer to home than Kat could ever imagine...


A gripping and suspenseful psychological thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster and an ending that will blow readers’ minds. Fans of The Wife Between Us, The Girl Before and Gone Girl will be gripped by this unputdownable story about a mother’s obsessive love for her child.


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You let her in. You’ll wish you hadn’t.


Following a whirlwind romance, Rose and Chris’s marriage has been unshakeable for twenty years. But when teenager Katie turns up on their doorstep, blonde, wide-eyed and beautiful, their perfect life threatens to crumble to pieces. Because Katie says she’s Chris’s long-lost daughter, the product of a forgotten summer fling.


The couple is still reeling from shock when Katie tells them she has nowhere to go. The couple is her only hope. Kind-hearted Rose invites Katie to stay, despite Chris’s protests. The poor girl has only just lost her mother – they can’t leave her out on the street.


But soon after Katie moves in, strange things start happening. Someone crashes into a neighbour’s fence. An unexplained fire starts in the couple’s kitchen. And a family friend coming to visit disappears on the way to the house. Chris insists Katie has to go. But it’s Chris who won’t explain where he was at the time their friend went missing…  


The couple’s dream life seems to be turning into a nightmare. With dark secrets about Chris’s history with Katie’s mother coming to light, Rose no longer knows who to trust. Soon, she isn’t sure whether she’s invited a dangerous stranger into her home, or whether she’s been living with one all along…


A chilling thriller that will make you question everything you think you know about your loved ones. Fans of The Woman in the Window, Then She Was Gone and The Perfect Child won’t be able to put this book down.



What readers are saying about Perfect Stranger:

‘My goodness what a book! I absolutely raced through this… This book is incredible. Every chapter ended on a crazy twist that made it really hard to put down. A truly menacing and memorable psychological thriller.’ Psychothrilla Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Wow, what an amazing psychological thriller! I absolutely loved reading this book, I was gripped within the first few pages … Compelling, very well-written & hard to put down.’ Tea, Books and Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘From page one I was hooked, in fact I devoured this read, finally turning the last page at 1am. I spent most of this read sat on the edge of my seat…. It takes off like a rocket. The plot was original, clever and so gripping. A psychological thriller par excellence. WHAT A READ, I LOVED IT!!!! An easy five stars and so Highly Recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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‘Not your typical, run-of-the-mill thriller.’ A Ravenclaw Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘This fast-paced thriller will grab your interest and bring you on one major roller coaster of a ride as it goes along… It’s not anything like I've ever read before… All of the twists and turns had me up all night reading it… Great read.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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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

‘Loads of twists and turns… I read it in a day because I couldn't put it down… I certainly didn't see the final twist!! Absolutely brilliant!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Your husband’s car crash wasn’t an accident…


Maddy Shaw learns the life-shattering news in the most horrific way: live on air. As the shaky mobile phone recording pans over the terrible crash, she recognises her husband Simon’s car in the wreckage… He is critically injured, and she rushes to his side.


Detective Rachel Hart hurries to support her friend Maddy, and decides to investigate. It’s not her case, but she knows how it feels to have a loved one’s life hanging in the balance, and if she can give her friend answers, she will. But when she watches the footage, she sees a motorbike chasing the car at a dangerous speed. Simon didn’t crash because he was distracted, or because a tyre blew. Someone made this happen. Someone who wants Simon dead…


After the discovery of a threatening letter, buried in Simon’s diary, Maddy has to ask how well she knew her husband. Then a new victim is found – an old friend of Simon’s, a man he hasn’t seen in years. It seems a dark secret from their past has finally come to light… Is Maddy’s whole life built on a lie?


Can Rachel find the murderer and protect her friend, before time runs out? And will Maddy ever forgive her if the truth about Simon destroys everything she thought she knew?


A twisty and breath-taking thriller for fans of Rachel Abbott, Cara Hunter and Angela Marsons.


Readers absolutely love What He Did:


‘Twists and cliffhangers abound and I loved it!... Marvellous character development and stellar storytelling… an absolute page turner’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘J.G. Roberts certainly has my vote! A thriller that captivated me from the start. The amazing twists in this story are what hooked me into reading in one day… One heck of a book. Recommend!’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘What a thrilling read! I am loving this new series… intense, emotional, entertaining… This series has made my must-read list’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘As an avid reader of crime thrillers, this has got to be the best I’ve read for a long while... Great read’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘The ending just leaves the reader begging for more so I hope it won't be too long before book 3 comes along. I may just be first in the queue.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Hooked from the first page… tension and suspense, twists and turns galore… gripping and addictive… so Highly Recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Amazing… had my attention from start to finish. Plenty of suspense and twists and turns… Can't wait for more.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘A roller coaster of a read… kept me on the edge of my seat throughout… thoroughly recommend this book and will definitely be reading Rachel Hart Book 3.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘The first book in this series was great but this is even better… an intense and emotional read that grips you from page 1… can’t wait for book 3.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘If you want a book that keeps you hooked then I recommend you read this, it was channelling every emotion possible and leave you gasping for breath and just wanting to read one more page’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I read this book in a day! I enjoyed it so much I wanted to cancel plans just to read it!… Loved it loved it loved it!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Nine years ago her daughter was taken. And now she’s back.


Two-and-a-half-year-old Holly is playing happily in a pink plastic playhouse, while her mother Rachel sips coffee and chats with a friend nearby. It should be an ordinary day for all of them. But, in the blink of an eye, it turns into every family’s worst nightmare.


Holly is taken by a stranger and never found.


Nine years later, Rachel is doing her best, living a quiet life in Dorset. She’s tried to forget the traumatic day when she lost her daughter, hide her broken heart and put everything into her new family and loving partner, who know none of the secrets in her painful past.


Until one afternoon when Rachel meets a new school parent and her beautiful teenage daughter. Rachel’s world is instantly turned upside down. She’d recognise that face anywhere – it’s her missing child.


Rachel is overwhelmed with joy – and fear. Has the woman who abducted Holly followed her? How will her partner react when he learns about the trauma she has hidden for so many years? And given how much time has passed, what if no one believes her?


But Rachel knows it’s Holly. And she will stop at nothing to get her back…


From the million-copy-bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this utterly gripping psychological thriller will have you up all night reading. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister this book is for you.


Why readers are completely gripped by The Other Daughter:


‘Wow WOW wow... can't say enough good things about this book!!... unputdownable... read it in one sitting. This author never seems to disappoint!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Oh my goodness, wow wow wow. I have just finished this 5-star whopper of a book and my brain is still digesting it as I type. I absolutely loved this book… The twists and turns were fantastic and I absolutely did not see any of it coming. Brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘OMG this book was one of the best I have ever read… amazing… Ten stars once again!’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Just blew me away. From the first chapter I couldn't put it down… her best novel yet. I wish I could give it 6 stars.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Ohh my god this was simply AMAZING!! That ending just completely blew my mind!... a masterpiece… absolutely captivating read!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘BOOM BOOM BOOM the twist happens… didn’t see it coming and actually gasped out loud around 4am this morning as I had to get up early to finish… Loved it, loved it, loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Wow, wow, wow…If you haven’t read her books yet you are definitely missing out in life… I will shout to the moon and back on how great this book was.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Superb!... read this book in one day… A MUST READ!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Whoa. I stayed up till 6am trying to finish this because it was so good!!! From the first page you will be pulled in!... I was practically yelling at the book in shock and disbelief at the didn’t-see-that-coming ending’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘A throat punch right to the jugular!... I was completely blindsided… Bottom line – this read was CRAZY good!... 5+ stars.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Brilliant… I won’t spoil anything but OMG!!! How clever – wow! Wow, wow wow! 5** and 10 if I could’ Nicki’s Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My husband has been keeping secrets for a long time. He thinks I don’t know what he does outside of this house. But I know everything…


Karla watches silently as Jason hurriedly packs his belongings into a suitcase. She knows that her stillness is unnerving him as she watches his every move from the doorway of their bedroom.


Clothes are screwed up and packed into the case, along with a watch she bought him for his last birthday and his precious laptop. He takes everything from his bedside table. Everything except the framed wedding photo, which now stands alone. Karla strains to see the smiling faces in the photo. If only she knew then what she knows now.


‘I’ve fallen in love with someone else,’ he’d said to her, just moments earlier. The brutality of those words hit Karla hard and she struggled to breathe as she took in each word in turn.


You may think you know what Karla will do next. But you’ll be wrong. Because Karla isn't who you think she is. Only she knows what's about to happen. And you will never see it coming.


An absolutely gripping psychological thriller for readers who loved The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl and The Other Woman. With twists you’ll never see coming, you will not be able to put this one down!


What readers are saying about The Marriage Trap:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely loved this…. I was hooked from the first page… Thrilling – a real page-turner… A fantastic 5-star read.’ Netgalley reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow, wow, wow. What a great thriller with tons of twists that keep you on the edge of your seat!’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I read this thriller in under 24 hours…. Loved this book and would totally recommend it.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMG, what a book. From the very first page, I was truly hooked… I honestly couldn’t read this story fast enough… OMG, LOVE IT!’ Baker’s Not So Secret Blog


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘It is a VERY powerful and emotive start indeed and sets the scene for what’s to come… There’s a knockout twist at the end, very clever… I can only say read it and you will not be disappointed.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow!! This author had me turning page after page until I finished it in an afternoon. I could not put it down!! A must-read!!!’ Netgalley reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant read – a shocking, tense thriller. Sheryl Browne’s books are always five star reads. Full of twists and turns… the type of read that you pick up and hours later look up and realise you’re back at home after this wild ride of a story.’ Netgalley reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐’This is an addictive first-class psychological thriller.’ Once Upon a Time Book Blog


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow… What a book. I so enjoyed it. A very addictive read.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐’Excellent psychological thriller!’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A dazzling story with plenty of mystery and suspense!... This is one brilliant read. I was unable to put the book down.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Amazing new thriller.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘I literally could not put it down… I finished in less than 24 hours, it draws you in from the very first chapter… WOW… And just when you think that’s it… BAM.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘You don't deserve a sister…’

 

Lizzy Beresford is at home alone when she finds a chilling letter in her kitchen. Someone has been into her home – someone who wishes Lizzy harm.

 

In her little country cottage, with her doting boyfriend, not far from the close-knit village, Lizzy can’t imagine who might want to hurt her. But when the threatening letters keep coming, she starts to suspect everyone around her.

 

Desperate, Lizzy reaches out to her sister, Emma. They haven’t spoken in years, not since the argument that tore them apart.

 

But what Emma says shocks her to the core:

 

‘I’ve been receiving letters too...’

 

From the bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller will keep you guessing with every heart-stopping twist. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister, this book is for you.

Why readers are gripped by The Silent Sister:

‘Absolutely brilliant!!! I loved it and the ending left me speechless!! It blew my mind!! One of my favourites for 2018!!! This is a must read!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow and wow again… a nail biting, fast paced roller coaster ride that is packed full of so many twists and turns… jaw dropping… it's worth far more than five stars.’ Nicki’s Life of Crime, 5 stars

‘5 star read!... absolutely amazing… Thrilling. Shocking, tense, and taught! The ending will make your head spin again and again!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I flew through… a suspenseful and thrilling read that had me hooked and turning those pages. A deliciously dark and twisted read. Shalini Boland is without a doubt the queen of twists.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow, what a knockout book by Shalini Boland! The Silent Sister is tense, gripping, and utterly addictive. I devoured this book in one sitting.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I loved this book… twists and shocks throughout to keep you sitting on the edge of your seat. I found the pages were turning themselves … A lot of thrills and chills… fantastic… I highly recommend it!’ Books on the Bookshelf

‘Loved it… tense and gripping and had the hairs standing on the back of my neck pretty much the whole way through… put me right off staying at home on my own...’ Consumer Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Boy oh boy did I enjoy this! What a fricking marvellous psychological thriller... I loved the ending… an outstanding novel. Highly recommended… you'll have a hard time putting this one down!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow!!... this book had me hooked from the very beginning… It is literally unputdownable!!’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Wow! What a read!… superb twists… this book is a MUST read… The entire story has you guessing and in suspense.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Fantastic… kept me on the edge of my seat… a real page turner… There are lots of twists and turns in this book and I certainly did not see that ending coming!... a fantastic thriller that you will not want to put down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

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