When Rachel discovers a Twitter message arranging a romantic liaison she assumes her husband is having an affair, and follows him. What she witnesses is so much worse: a hit and run using his car.
Meanwhile, Rachel’s friend and business partner Suzie is increasingly worried about her fiancé, who’s not been in touch for days. When Suzie learns of huge debts racked up in her name she fears he has run out on her, but then the threatening calls start and she thinks something terrible has happened.
Rachel and Suzie are both about to learn shocking things about the men they love, worse than they could ever imagine... Can their friendship survive?
Praise for If He Wakes:
'A tense, pulse-quickening tale. If you read the first chapter, you can’t help but read the second. I flew through this perfect summer read of best friends in turmoil in one feverish session.' Paula Daly
'I loved this book. So well written. I found this book unputdownable!!' Reader review
‘Fan Flipping tastic thriller! I was completely hooked from page 1 and could not put this book down!’ 4* Reader review
‘What can I say about this book?!!!!... it was so good. I read it in one day... I couldn't put it down.’ Reader review
‘Amazing book!!!!’ Reader review
‘I raced through this book in a desperate attempt to discover the answers which became darker and more horrific than I could imagine’ Reader review
'I really enjoyed this book from the off!... A real page turner with a twist that will keep you hooked.' Reader review
‘12 stars is possible... This was a brilliant debut novel that had be shocked, surprised, and dumbfounded page after page’ Reader review
‘It was a great storyline and I loved the way that it developed, it was fast flowing and I soon discovered that I was at the end. Well worth a read’ My Love of Reading
‘What a great debut novel and totally great main characters’ 4* Reader review
‘This book needs to be read’ BRMaycock Blog
Zoe Lea lives in the Lake District with her husband, their two children, three dogs and peregrine falcons. She has previously worked as a teacher, photographer and freelance journalist and is a writer in the day and a reader by night. If He Wakes is her debut novel.
Fresh out of grad school, Cressa lands her dream job as conductor of a fledgling ensemble in Minnesota that aspires to grow into a major orchestra. Leaving her psychic friend Neek, boyfriend Daryl, and DePaul University behind, she quickly starts to wonder what she’s gotten herself into.
Cressa’s new friendship with the first chair violinist of the ensemble, Maddy Streete, gives her an opportunity to sing in a dysfunctional church choir, and also leads to an organist gig in the church across the street. While playing the organ helps supplement her meager conducting salary, it places her in empty churches more often than she’d like, forcing her to deal with homeless vagrants, drug paraphernalia—and corpses.
As she tries to make sense out of everything, Cressa digs deeper into the lives of her fellow musicians and newfound friends to uncover swirling currents of hatred, old wounds, bitter resentments—and unexpected information about the suspicious deaths of her own musician parents so many years ago.
Can Cressa sort out the clues before she becomes the next victim?
‘An excellent debut with a sinister sting. Reveals and plot twists delivered so skilfully that you won’t know who to trust.’ Mel Sherratt
Tess Piper was fourteen when her adored twin sister Edie disappeared.
She has spent the last twenty years building a life away from her fractured family, desperate to escape the shadow of the past.
Only now she needs to confront the huge hole her sister’s disappearance left in her life, because a body has been found. The police are shining a spotlight on the Piper family. And secrets are about to surface.
After all, it’s common knowledge that more often than not, these crimes are committed by someone close to the victim. Someone they trust. Someone they know...
What really happened to Edie Piper?** Early praise from NetGalley reviewers **
‘Olivia Isaac-Henry very skillfully leads her readers a macabre dance into the heart of a community and family where everyone has their secrets ... I would highly recommend this tightly-plotted, clever debut.’
‘Dark, twisted, creepy, atmospheric, engaging, unputdownable brilliance. Read this book in 2019. I implore you.’
‘An intense, creepy and pacy thriller.’
‘A must-read for any fan of mystery, murder, and twists that you don’t see coming!’
‘ A creepy tale that had me hooked from the opening pages and held me right up until the final paragraph.’
‘Emotional, gripping and twisty.’
‘This story peels back in layers to reveal the truth about what really happened to Edie. A gripping story that has a couple of surprises.’
Laura Maxwell appears to have it all – perfect career, perfect husband, perfect life. But how well do you really know the people around you? All it takes is one tiny crack to shatter the whole façade.
A series of accidents causes Laura to believe that someone is deliberately targeting her, trying to harm her. Fear starts to pervade every part of her life, affecting her work and her marriage, and she feels increasingly isolated.
If no one believes Laura’s story, who will be there to protect her when her attacker closes in for the kill?
'The definition of a page-turner' Sun
'Truly scary' Marian Keyes
MOTHER. WIFE. POLITICIAN. LIAR.
THEN: How far did she go to conceal the truth?
Politician Linda Moscow sacrificed everything to protect her son: her beliefs, her career, her marriage. All she wanted was to keep him safe.
NOW: What will she risk to expose the lies?
When the voices she silenced come back to haunt her, Linda is faced with another impossible choice. Only this time, it's her life on the line . . .
An Act of Silence is about the abuse of power, the devastating effects of keeping the truth buried, and the lengths a mother will go to save her child.
'Fiendishly impressive structure; taut, evocative prose; gripping plot' Sarah Vaughan, author of Anatomy of a Scandal
'Brilliant, taut psychological thriller. Sensitive, muscular and it could be true. Unputdownable' Julia Crouch, author of Her Husband's Lover
'Colette McBeth is beloved of writers like Paula Hawkins, and with this twisty, clever novel, she's guaranteed to win more fans' Red
She thought they had the perfect marriage...
Tamra never dreamed she would marry someone like Mike Mitchell: handsome, rich, a wonderful husband… until she finds out that Mike is having an affair.
But Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Mike Mitchell should have remembered that before he made a fool of her. Because Tamra knows something about Mike. Something he did. Something evil. And she was prepared to carry the secret to her grave
To make matters worse, Mike’s daughter Madison has come to stay for a few days, and Madison doesn’t like Tamra. Well, that's too bad, because Tamra doesn’t have time to argue. She’s too busy ruining Mike’s life while remaining–on the surface at least–the perfect, loyal wife
But when Tamra's plan spirals out of control, she finds that things are not what they seem.
And now, it's too late.
‘One heck of a read’
‘Just so addictive!’
No matter where you hide...
Kaitlyn Best is stuck in a rut. So when she discovers she's pregnant after a one-night-stand with Alex, her school crush, she throws caution to the wind and accepts his offer to make a new life together in the depths of the Lake District, far from her home... and her demons.
He will find you.
But Alex is not what he seems. And when Kaitlyn's world begins to crumble before her eyes, she realises she barely knows the man she has agreed to spend the rest of her life with.
Since Alex won't tell her his secrets, Kaitlyn vows to find them out for herself. But when she uncovers the truth, she realises she has made a terrible mistake...
Following her 2017 bestselling psychological thriller Those Who Lie, Diane Jeffrey is back with another chilling story of domestic suspense, perfect for fans of BA Paris and Sandie Jones.
Praise for He Will Find You
‘Tense and compelling, a genuinely thrilling read’
‘Brimming with tension, riddled with doubt and suspicion, insidious and compelling with a terrifying ending that had me catching my breath’
‘A tense, gripping domestic noir that shows just how fast the dream of a new life can turn into your worst nightmare’
Grace Dalton is trying to put her life back together after her husband John died suddenly in a hit and run. Her perfect world is collapsing around her, the home she hoped to fill with children is huge and empty, and she’s paralysed with grief.
But as Grace sorts through her husband’s belongings, she realises the man she loved was lying to her. There’s a mysterious list of names hidden among his things, a secret bank account, and a shocking revelation about his family that he kept from her since the day they met.
Who was John Dalton?
As Grace tries to identify the names on the list she realises something is wrong. She’s imagining things: seeing John in the faces of strangers and finding things in an entirely different place to where she’d swear she left them.
Is Grace losing her grasp on reality, or is someone trying to stop her finding out the truth about her husband?
A gripping psychological thriller that will have you questioning everything you think you know. If you enjoyed The Wife Between Us, The Girl on the Train or Behind Closed Doors, you’ll love this book!
What readers are saying about Tell Me No Lies:
‘A gripping thriller sure to boggle your mind… Hard to put down… Truly compelling read and an absolute treat for suspense lovers.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Grabs you from the beginning and doesn’t let go… Every time the reader decides the mystery has been solved, a new twist breaks the theory to pieces… Exceptional.’ Law Lady Case Reviews, 5 stars
‘Brilliant… Had me gripped from the outset and riveted until the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Wow, this book was intense from the first page up until the very ending… Chilled me to the bone… Made sure to death grip my mind until the end… Will keep your pulse rate going.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘WOW! What an amazing page turner. I love this author's writing style… I highly recommend this book and this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A real page turner… I genuinely didn’t guess how it was going to end… A great twist… Kept me gripped to the page and had me guessing right through to the end… Would definitely recommend!’ Stardust Book Reviews
‘Opened with a bang… I was captivated.’ B for Book Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Lots of twists, turns, and surprises!!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘My word, this book had me on edge… Amazing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘So good… Kept me up during the night as I could not wait to find out what happens next. Blew my mind!!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Great book! I couldn't get enough once I started to read. Every time I thought I knew what was happening I was wrong. The ending was totally unexpected but awesome!!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I was hooked from the moment I started reading until the very end. I honestly wasn't expecting some of those twists.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘This book had me turning pages as fast as I could to find out the truth.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I just devour books from this author and I was soon gripped by this exciting page turner… It held my interest throughout.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘A thrill ride from the beginning to the end.’ Netgalley reviewer
‘A fast edge-of-your-seat thriller.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I read this book in a day… A page turner.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I did thoroughly enjoy this book… The end was cracking!!... Wonderful ending!!! Not what I’d expected.’ Goodreads reviewer
"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.
Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.
Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....
Fifteen years later, Charley is marrying Seth Chambers. It should be the happiest day of their lives, a chance for Charley to put her past behind her, but just hours after the ceremony, she is missing.
No one saw her leave. No one knows where she is.
One thing is for certain…Seth is about to discover he doesn’t really know the woman he just married. And his nightmare is only just beginning.
A totally gripping psychological thriller that will keep you reading until the very last jaw-dropping twist.
Read what everyone is saying about The Wife’s Secret:
‘What a book!!!! Had me gripped from the first page right through to the last page.... could not put it down but didn't want it to end either! A fantastic read!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘WOW ABSOLUTELY WOW!!!! This is the most unputdownable book I've read in a very long time!!! …Loads of tense moments and twists and turns. And an ending you won't see coming!!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Possibly his best yet! The characters in the story are brilliant...Five stars from me for this one - I loved the writing style, it had a great pace and was really well executed!’ donnasbookblog
‘Oh my god what an amazing book. This is a real page turner…I was hooked from the first page and only putting this book down when I needed to…My husband has definitely become a book widower with this one.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘OHHHHHH I just love a Kerry Wilkinson book… This book really is one of those page turners… It's one of those books that as much as you try to figure things out, you just have no damn clue which way it is going. Brilliantly, cleverly written…First class, but I really didn't expect anything else from this author. BLOODY LOVED IT!!!!!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A suspenseful thriller with a lot of emotional trauma…there are secrets and twists which bring out hidden family dramas and deceptions. Very well written and interesting! Let’s Escape with a Good Book, 5 stars
‘Another phenomenal book by this author…A lot of twists and turns. I didn't want this book to end. I was not expecting the ending that was delivered. Such a good book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A real page turner…Hooks the reader in from the first page. The storyline is so good and believable…It’s a rollercoaster ride right through to the end and believe me I did not expect that ending!...A word of warning though! Do not read it in one sitting which is so easy to do. You will be left longing for more!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘This book had me at the first page…As with Kerry’s other books you don’t know ‘who done it’ until the end. Written by one of my favourite writers, Kerry does not let us down; this is possibly the best stand alone book he has ever written, I just couldn’t put it down. I’d highly recommend this book!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Shocking, gripping and heartbreaking….it will keep you hooked until the very last page. Trust me, you will not be able to put it down.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars