They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer . . . Wrong. Louisa's new best friend has it all - the house, the status, the money - but she's also hiding a dark secret. And, as Louisa is drawn deeper into her friend's life, events take a chilling turn . . .
A smart, chilling look at women’s lives in the tradition of Single White Female, What My Best Friend Did by Lucy Dawson is an intricate story, taut and thrilling, that will keep readers guessing. The author of The Other Lover, Dawson explores what happens when female friendship takes a turn for the worse, in this masterwork of edgy suspense in the popular vein of Sophie Hannah, Elizabeth Brundage, and Pam Lewis.
Should you trust your best friend with your life? Harry, Lucas and Guy were best friends when they were kids. But then they made a terrible mistake and their friendship shattered, forcing them to cut all ties. Years later, a man's head is discovered in the woods, skinned and with the tongue cut out. The police call on Harry, a psychologist, to help with the case, and when it turns out the victim is his childhood friend Guy, old skeletons begin to surface. Then one of Harry's clients goes missing. Forced into a desperate hunt to save the boy, Harry finds himself closing in in on a shocking secret, a secret someone will do anything to keep safe...
The Daily Mail bookclub favourite read of 2015 'It's essential you get your hands on this thriller' Closer 'A work of near genius' Daily Mail - the best psychological thriller for fans of GIRL ON THE TRAIN and I LET YOU GO 'Chillingly brilliant thriller' Red Magazine 'Taut, tense, addictive' Good Housekeeping Best friends tell you everything; about their kitchen renovation; about their little girlâe(tm)s schooling. How one of them is leaving the other for a younger model. Best friends donâe(tm)t tell lies. They donâe(tm)t take up residence on your couch for weeks. They donâe(tm)t call lawyers. They donâe(tm)t make you choose sides. Best friends donâe(tm)t keep secrets about their past. They don't put you in danger. Best friends donâe(tm)t always stay best friends. 'Chillingly real psychological drama. I loved it' LISA JEWELL 'A shocking twist' PAULA DALY 'A gripping thriller of betrayal and revenge' Essentials magazine Book of the Month
A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist
Author: Sarah Alderson
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
As addictive as THE SILENT PATIENT, as gripping as THE GIRL BEFORE. One wrong click can ruin your life... Lizzie hasn't thought about her colleague Becca in years - not since the accident. Then Becca's ex-boyfriend turns up on Tinder, and Lizzie's curiosity is sparked. It looks like Becca hasn't changed. She's still all over social media: #perfectlife, #perfectjob, #blessed. Lizzie can't resist a dig. But she sends her mean comment to Becca by mistake... She's about to find out you can't always believe what you see online. And that with friends like Becca, you don't need enemies... A gripping read with a twist you won't see coming - the perfect thriller for the digital age. Readers love FRIENDS LIKE THESE 'FABULOUS. Best psychological thriller I've read.' 'Absolutely loved every second of it and didn't want it to end.' 'Can't wait for her next book. Just blown away.' 'This was the best book I have read all year. Absolutely amazing. It kept me up ALL night because I just couldn't put it down.' 'More than a 5 star, completely original, scary, tense, thrilling, and chilling. Loved, loved, loved, loved.'
An edge-of-your-seat thriller with a chilling twist
Author: Darcey Bell
Pubpsher: Pan Macmillan
Now a major film starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively as a pair of mismatched best friends, each with something to hide . . . 'Packed with betrayal, secrets and plenty of twists and turns' - Telegraph What happened to Emily? When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son from school she agrees happily. Their children are classmates and best friends. And five-year-olds love being together – just like she and Emily. As a widow and stay-at-home blogger mum living in suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a glamorous and successful PR executive. The trouble is that Emily doesn't come back. No matter what the police say, Stephanie knows that she would never leave her son. Terrified, she reaches out to her fellow mummy bloggers. And she also reaches out to Emily's husband – just to offer her support. What Stephanie hasn't shared are the secrets buried in a murky past. For fans of Gone Girl and Big Little Lies, A Simple Favour by Darcey Bell ratchets up the tension in a taut, unsettling, and completely absorbing thriller that holds you in its grip until the final page.
All she wanted was the life they had… It is the day of Erin’s fortieth birthday party. Pink and silver balloons drift through her garden, the platters of food are empty and the recycling is overflowing with empty wine bottles. As Erin mingles with groups of family and friends, surrounded by love and laughter, she feels like the luckiest woman alive. She has no idea what fate has in store… Then a little red envelope lands on the doormat and everything changes. Inside is a birthday card from somebody she never dreamed would get in touch. Its message is a chilling reminder of the dark past that Erin has worked so hard to bury, a past that could put her precious family in terrible danger… A gripping, spine-chilling read brimming with secrets and lies. If you loved The Girl on the Train or The Woman in the Window, then this dark, twisting psychological thriller from bestselling author Jess Ryder is guaranteed to have you gripped. What readers are saying about The Girl You Gave Away: ‘Very well written. The storyline was so enticing that there is no surprise and the author sucks you in. I read this book in about two days. I cannot wait to read another story by this author.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another gripping read from a talented author who has become, for me, a firm favourite. Ms Ryder deftly crafts a story that will keep you reading into the night, desperate to see how it all plays out… I am always thrilled to read the newest offering from a favourite author, and this one does not disappoint.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What a great book. Would definitely recommend to it others I know. Great work will look out for this author again.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Yet another superb psychological thriller from Jess Ryder… The Girl You Gave Away is an excellent psychological thriller and something Jess Ryder seems to excel in. A real page-turner of a book and a certain 5 star read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was disappointed when the book ended. I was not ready to say goodbye yet… I was captured by the writing style and the heartbreaking story that kept me up till 2 am.’ B for Book Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Full of twists that make the reader glued to the pages, absorbing narrators, and entertaining and mysterious characters… another phenomenal thriller.’ Alina’s Reading Corner, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow!! This is a gripping book that had me reading until the wee hours. From the first chapter I was pulled into the story and didn’t want to put it down… There is everything possible in this book, mystery, love, heartbreak, twists, blind alleys… The book is one of the best psychological suspense stories I have read. You don’t want to miss out on reading this book… 5 stars all the way.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Was gripped from the first chapter, kept me guessing, plenty of twists, did not see the ending coming. Definitely worth reading.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book had me hooked that I was up until the wee hours of the morning to find out how it all ended… As it ramped up with certain twists, it just kept on coming and I did not want to stop reading… I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a great thriller novel!… It did NOT disappoint!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘WOW. I finished this book last night and have not stopped thinking about it since.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A lot of powerful drama and superb suspense definitely lead to a 5 star rating!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘If you're after a page-turner, The Girl You Gave Away is exactly that. A terrific hook grips you from the start, and the story maintains its grip throughout the well-paced narrative… I read this in one sitting.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐