If You Only Knew

A gripping, debut thriller that you won't want to put down

If You Only Knew

A wife, a mother, a killer. One wrong decision, one terrifying night, leaves student Elizabeth with a stark choice – kill or be killed. And the consequences of that choice will shape her whole life. Now a wife, a mother, and a lawyer, she must find a way to out run her past, protect her family and live with her secret. But is it really possible to live a happy life with such a huge shadow cast by the past? And as it becomes clear that someone else knows her secret and is hunting her down, time is running out for Elizabeth to keep her family safe. In the bestselling tradition of Clare Mackintosh and Jenny Blackhurst, Cynthia Clark has written a heart-stopping story about the choices we make and how far we'd go to protect our families. Even if it means deceiving the people we love most... 'If You Only Knew is a tense, vividly written story that had me captivated right till the very end. Amazing!' Adele O'Neill.

The Lion's Den: The 'impossible to put down' must-read gripping thriller of 2020

The Lion's Den: The 'impossible to put down' must-read gripping thriller of 2020

The guest list is small and exclusive. But there's blood in the water... A dream vacation for six friends turns deadly in this pulse-pounding, twisting thriller of secrets and revenge... 'Clever twists abound . . . Fans of Liane Moriarty and Jessica Knoll will devour this' Booklist 'Truly a thriller in every sense of the word. It made my heart race.*****'A reader Dare to step on board The Lion's Den? When Belle is invited by her old friend Summer on a luxurious girls' getaway to the Mediterranean aboard her billionaire boyfriend's yacht, the only answer is yes. But once aboard the opulent Lion's Den, the dream holiday quickly turns into a nightmare. Belle and the other six women Summer has invited are treated more like prisoners than guests by their powerful host, locked into their cabins at night, their every move controlled - and Belle finds Summer herself is no longer the girl she once knew. It soon becomes clear someone has a dark secret. Pulled into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, Belle realizes she must keep her wits about her if she is to make it off the yacht alive... Early praise shows readers are utterly gripped by The Lion's Den... 'Sure to be the breakout hit of the summer' Kathryn Stockett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Help 'Intrigue, jealousy, betrayal, secrets. This dazzling novel is full of delicious characters. Loved it!' Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author '[A] delicious read . . . brilliant' Marie Claire magazine 'An exciting twist and murderous scheme. Definitely recommend and will look forward to other books by this author!' A reader

I Know Where She Is

a breathtaking thriller that will have you hooked from the first page

I Know Where She Is

'This explosive debut reels you in from the first page and never lets up. Sinister, unsettling and gripping.' The Sun A heart-stopping, gripping thriller for fans of C. L. Taylor, Karin Slaughter and Linwood Barclay On the tenth anniversary of her daughter Autumn's abduction, Francine receives an anonymous note containing just five words: I KNOW WHERE SHE IS When a young woman approaches her the next day claiming to have sent the letter Francine wants to dismiss it as a cruel, twisted joke. But the stranger knows things that only Autumn would know. It soon becomes clear that Francine must go to dark places in order to learn the truth about her child’s kidnapping. She will discover that danger comes from unexpected sources. She will do things she never imagined herself capable of. But will Francine get her daughter back – or is it too late? Praise for I Know Where She Is 'This explosive debut reels you in from the first page and never lets up. Sinister, unsettling and gripping.The Sun 'Ebook of the Week' ‘A clever, fast paced and gripping thriller, brought to life by a truly outstanding lead character.’ The Chestnut Reading Tree ‘An excellent roller coaster of emotions with some great twists and turns. Five stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘A fast paced, dark, gritty thriller, that will hook you from the first page.’ Whispering Stories ‘A thriller of the highest order.’ The Writing Greyhound ‘Fantastic story full of unexpected twists and turns.’ Turn The Page ‘This book is dark, and delicious. I loved it.’ Rachel Dove ‘A compulsive read... plot twists that leave you breathless.’ Reader review ‘Had me hooked from the first page and I didn't want to put it down.’ Reader review ‘Gripping and twisty throughout, kept me gripped from the word go. An absolute must read! Definitely one of the best books of it's genre that I have read this year.’ Reader review ‘This novel's starts with a bang and doesn't let up from there. It is a hard-hitting, fast-paced novel, that will have you guessing what is going to happen next.’ Reader review ‘One of the most gripping books that I have read in a long time.’ Reader review ‘I decided to start this last night and finally finished at 3am! I could not put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Fantastic read could not put this down :) Would recommend’ 4* Reader review

The Surrogate

A gripping psychological thriller with an incredible twist

The Surrogate


Last Witness

A gripping crime thriller you won't be able to put down

Last Witness


The Dream House

An absolutely gripping psychological thriller

The Dream House

It’s everything she’s ever wanted… When I first set eyes on Westhill House with its breath-taking views of the sea I knew Jack and I could make this our forever home. It may be falling apart with an overgrown garden, but with some tender loving care, we can repair this beautiful building and perhaps our relationship too… But the more time I spend renovating our new house, the more time Jack is spending at work. At least Lori is here to keep me company. She has her own troubles yet she always listens to mine. She’s helping to restore the house, uncovering its secrets one by one. Like the children’s drawings under the wallpaper in the back bedroom. The hidden papers underneath the floorboards in the turret room. And the fact that Westhill House is a place women used to go to feel safe… Lori seems to know a lot about Westhill House. The question is, why? A gripping, spine-chilling read brimming with secrets and lies. If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us or The Woman in the Window then this dark, twisting psychological thriller from Amazon chart bestseller Jess Ryder is guaranteed to have you gripped. What readers are saying about The Dream House: ‘Wow, what an amazing thrilling, chilling book that sunk its claws into me from page one and didn’t let go until the very end… Ryder will be on my top list of authors… full of thrills, chills, hearts aches, and twist & turns! Will be highly recommending.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Gripping… had me in its grasp from the very first page… I could not turn the pages quickly enough to discover the mysteries hidden inside Westhill House… This is a brilliantly executed novel that I would not hesitate to recommend.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Brilliant… I could not put this one down!!! Superb read!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘What an incredible thriller! Love this author and literally couldn’t tear myself away from this book. Will definitely be reading more.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Just brilliant, loved every page, every twist and turn and I was gripped from the very first chapter… I have no hesitation in recommending this addictive page turner.’ Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Totally gripping book that I couldn’t put down… Kept me guessing until the end, a real page turner.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Gripped me from the start. Westhill House is brought to life with an unsettling chill. The characters are authentic and intriguing… constantly had me guessing… Captivating… grips you until the very end.’ Irresistibly Bookish ‘Wow!… I loved it, pacy and taut with well written characters. Read it now!’ Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘So this isn’t my first book by Ryder, and I have to admit, she REALLY knows how to write a gripping story!… awesome awesome book by her.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Set aside everything that you have to do… This book will grip you from the very first pages and hold you tightly in its grasp right until the very last page and then it will have you staring into space and wondering what book you could possibly read next because no book would be able to top the one you have just finished. I loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Unputdownable.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

The Warning

A nail biting, gripping psychological thriller

The Warning


Taken to the Grave

A completely unputdownable mystery thriller

Taken to the Grave

“My head is spinning. I couldn’t figure out who was out for revenge!! My eBook froze as I quickly tried to turn the pages!! Could not put it down!!... Don’t want to give anything away but don’t miss this book!!!” Goodreads Reviewer In a town full of secrets, the truth won’t stay buried… When a girl’s body is discovered in a park in the sleepy Massachusetts town of Oakhurst, local detective Jo is shocked to the core. Because the girl is the second innocent victim to turn up dead in three days. And just like the first, a tarot card has been left by the body. The meaning of the card: betrayal. After uncovering a series of threatening messages targeting the girl, a student at the university, and the first victim, her teacher, Jo thinks she’s locked the killer in her crosshairs. The primary suspect is a volatile ex-military student with an axe to grind for failing grades, and the frightened town is out for his blood. But the next day, a much-loved member of the community is found dead in her home, a tarot card in her mail. There’s no clear motive to link her death to the others, and the message on the card this time is even stranger: domestic bliss. With a fourth body and card appearing the following day, Jo knows she’s running out of time to crack the code and bring the killer to justice. And the pressure only gets worse with heart-breaking news about Jo’s father forcing her to choose between helping her family heal or the victims’ families get justice. Can Jo find the twisted murderer sending the town into a panic before another life is lost? Or this time, will the dangerous killer find her first? A completely addictive detective thriller that will keep you guessing into the early hours of the morning. If you love Kendra Elliot, Melinda Leigh and Lisa Regan you’ll love Taken to the Grave. Read what everyone is saying about Taken to the Grave: “One brilliant read and exceeded all my expectations… A very thrilling plot… I love Jo’s character… one of my all-time favourite female leads… I love Michelle’s style… able to draw you in right from the get go and excels in keeping you enthralled and on the edge of your seat till the final page… It’s like a pressure cooker that keeps building up as you wait for the explosion!... What a ride it is! Taken to the Grave has is all… Chock full of mystery, suspense with twist and turns at every corner as well as family drama, characters that are real and believable, a reveal that will knock your socks off which, best of all, is told through amazing writing. Michelle has fast become one of my favourite authors… It is a really brilliant read and one which I highly recommend.” Once Upon A Time Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A gripping and intense thriller… Fast-paced and will keep you up well into the evening as you search through all of the clues right along with Jo Fournier to find a killer. Another five-star read from the talented writer and storyteller, M.M. Chouinard.” Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “O.M.G. what a great lead character. Jo is smart, savvy, dedicated and flawed. As a detective she knows not to take evidence at face value - she follows her gut instincts to solve seemingly unconnected events and murders. I DID NOT FIGURE OUT THE TRUE BAD GUY UNTIL THE END!” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I read and loved the first novel by this author… This book exceeded my high expectations… Amazing… Gripping and suspensful. An all-round great thriller. Five stars from me. Jo Fournier is one of the greatest characters ever written.” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I jumped at the chance to read it… just brilliant… I loved it… Had me gripped from the very first few pages. I highly recommend this book.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A fantastically well thought out whodunnit scenario… If you haven’t already added this to your series lists, DO IT NOW…. Highly recommend it, it’s full of twists and turns, red herrings, you will be left guessing, everything you want in a book.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A fast-paced police procedural… Had me turning the pages at a swift pace.” Shalini’s Books and Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fast-paced and entertaining.” The Book Nurse ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book had me gripped throughout as I was intrigued by the killer’s choice of victims and needed to know who the killer was. This is a great read.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Our Little Lies

An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a brilliant twist

Our Little Lies


Someone Else's Baby

A gripping, twisty psychological thriller

Someone Else's Baby

She gave away her children. Now she wants them back. Charlotte Morgan knows how it feels to desperately want a baby. As a child, seeing her mum devastated by losing her longed-for babies, Charlotte wished another woman could give her mother what she so craved. Now Charlotte’s a mum herself, and knowing how much love her daughter, Alice, brings into her life, she vows to help others achieve their dreams of becoming a parent. When she meets Malcolm and Brenda on a surrogacy website, it seems that she has found the perfect couple. In their late forties, they’ve spent their life building a successful business and travelling the world, but there’s just one thing missing – a child of their own. When Charlotte falls pregnant with twins, the couple are overjoyed. And while Charlotte’s heart breaks as she hands them over, her reward is knowing that the two tiny babies are going to bring love and joy into this couple’s life. But are Malcolm and Brenda all they seem? As secrets become unravelled, Charlotte is forced to face that she has handed her babies over to virtual strangers. And when Malcolm and Brenda disappear without a trace, Charlotte is plunged into a frantic search for the babies she carried – before it’s too late... A gripping psychological thriller with a heart stopping ending – readers of The Girl on the Train, Rachel Abbott and C.L Taylor will not want to put this down... Praise for Someone Else’s Baby: 'Tense, heart stopping and completely gripping - Ruby Speechley is one to watch.' Angela Clarke, author of On My Life ‘Ruby Speechley weaves a page-turning tale about a compelling subject. Be prepared to sit up into the night to finish it!’ Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat 'The storyline is moving and compelling - it kept me turning the pages late into the night. A pacy yet emotional psychological thriller with an unexpected and deeply satisfying ending.' Susan Elliot-Wright, author of The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood 'A gripping debut on a fascinating subject - compulsive, emotional and thought-provoking.' Roz Watkins, author of Dead Man's Daughter 'What a fantastic debut thriller, loved every page, very well written and I couldn't put it down' (5 stars) Netgalley reviewer 'It grips you from the beginning and it's so hard to put down...please please read this debut novel it's amazing...fantastic and highly recommended' (5 stars) Netgalley reviewer 'I loved this enthralling psychological thriller...A great debut read and I look forward to reading more from this author' (5 stars) Netgalley reviewer