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***Don’t miss the utterly gripping new thriller from Egan Hughes – LEAVE THE LIGHTS ON is out now***

‘This one really pulled me in’ JANE CORRY

‘Tense, thrilling and full of twists and turns’ ANGELA MARSONS

‘A summer must-read’ WOMAN’S WEEKLY

‘A masterclass in storytelling’ THE COURIER

‘Addictive, I was gripped from the opening chapter’ JO SPAIN

‘Plunges the reader in and leaves them gasping for air’ RACHEL EDWARDS

‘Utterly addictive’ CRIME MONTHLY

‘Gripping’ HELLO


You love him. You trust him.

Mia thinks she has escaped her controlling ex-husband, Rob. She’s found herself a new home, a new boyfriend and a new life.

But when the police arrive to tell her that Rob has been found dead on his boat, things quickly fall apart. Mia is terrified she’ll be suspected, however the police are keeping all options open. They know Mia had reason to hate her ex-husband, but she’s not the only one. Plenty of people wanted Rob Creavy dead, not least his new wife, Rachel.

What they don’t know is that Mia has a secret, one she’s desperate to protect.

But someone else knows. Someone with very dark secrets of their own . . .

A claustrophobic, twisty psychological thriller about love, trauma and revenge – perfect for fans of, THE HOLIDAY, SOMETHING IN THE WATER and THE WOMAN IN CABIN TEN.


‘One of my favourite thrillers of the year’ *****

‘Clear your schedule. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop’ *****

‘All the twists and turns kept me guessing until the very last page’ *****

‘The ending is incredibly hard to predict’ *****

‘Wow, is all I can say for this book’ *****

‘An incredible novel that drew me in and didn’t let me go’

‘What a thrilling read’ *****

‘Dark, twisted and utterly unpredictable. A must-read!’ *****

Critics Review

  • An intelligent thriller that takes you in unexpected directions – just like the characters. This one really pulled me in. I couldn’t get away!

  • A tense, modern, female-led take on the whodunnit, Hughes brilliantly reveals her characters’ flaws and motivations, while building a claustrophobic atmosphere that plunges the reader in and leaves them gasping for air

  • Tense, thrilling and full of twists and turns. An impeccable debut

  • Addictive, I was gripped from the opening chapter. A brilliant debut

    Jo Spain, author of THE CONFESSION
  • This tense thriller leaves you gasping for air . . .a summer must-read

    Woman's Weekly
  • A gripping debut


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