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What to expect

A gripping new thriller with a killer twist!

Two bodies. Thirty years. And a secret that connects them both…
A woman’s body is found brutally murdered in the woods, and next to it, a shallow grave hiding a terrified young girl.
When Mia and Rich move to an eco-village in Spain, they’re looking for a new start. Val Verde is everything they wished for – at least to begin with. But when someone is murdered in an olive grove, Mia realises the village isn’t the safe haven she was hoping for…
There’s a killer in the village – and they’ll stop at nothing until they get revenge…

Critics Review

  • ‘It had a beautifully evoked sense of place; the pace was relentless and the ending left so many intriguing questions!’ Jane Shemilt

    “A thrilling read set against an idyllic Spanish backdrop. Cleverly written with some excellent twists – I raced through this.” Catherine Cooper


    ‘Assured and engrossing’ The Sunday Times

    ‘Fantastic – I read this in one sitting’ Kate Mosse

    ‘It’s exactly what you look for in a thriller: well-drawn characters, a believable plot and an ending that makes you think long after you have finished reading’ Belfast Telegraph

    ‘Great fun’ The Times

    ‘Both a tightly-plotted, entertaining work of suspense and an unflinching study of the trauma of witnessing violence’ LOUISE CANDLISH

    “Meticulously plotted with an ending I really didn’t see coming.” SARAH VAUGHAN, author of ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL

    ‘An ‘of-the-moment’ mystery which keeps you wondering until the final page.’ JANE CORRY, author of I MADE A MISTAKE

    ‘Fast-paced and unpredictable’ JANE SHEMILT

    ‘I loved this dark twisty tale’ JACKIE KABLER

    ‘It starts with a chilling act of murder and continues with twist after twist’ CLAIRE MCGOWAN

    ‘Superbly executed’ JANE CASEY

    ‘A powerful thriller disentangling what lies behind a bloody opening murder scene at one of London’s most famous beauty spots’ TANITH CAREY

    ‘A twisty, dark, urban thriller.’ CASS GREEN

    ‘So perfectly pitched it gave me vertigo.’ KATE WEINBERG, author of THE TRUANTS

    ‘Five Strangers opens with a vicious death, then blindsides you on a twisted journey of possession and danger. I read it in one day.’ RACHAEL BLOK

    ‘Compelling and darkly addictive’ GAVANNDRA HODGE

    ‘An original, twisty and atmospheric thriller, packed with secrets and toxic relationships’ROZ WATKINS, author of THE DEVIL’S DICE

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