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HAVE YOU EVER TOLD A LIE YOU COULDN’T TAKE BACK? THIS IS THE DEBUT THRILLER THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY

NAOMI ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A MOTHER.

But three years ago, her husband left, taking their child with him.

Now, her daughter has come to stay, and Naomi knows it’s her one chance to re-build her family.

But the night ends in a terrible accident.

And Naomi has no memory of what happened.

Panicking, desperate, Naomi finds herself telling a lie:

‘My daughter is missing.’

NOW SHE CAN NEVER TAKE IT BACK.

‘I’ll be recommending it to everyone I know’ SARAH PEARSE, author of The Sanatorium
‘A stand out psychological thriller with heart’ ASHLEY AUDRAIN, author of The Push
‘A genuinely shocking twist’ 5***** READER REVIEW
‘Superb. Utterly gripping’ WILL DEAN, author of The Last Thing to Burn
‘Truly the stuff of nightmares. Couldn’t put it down’ CATHERINE COOPER, of The Chalet
‘A tense and claustrophobic rollercoaster’ NINA MANNING
‘Had me turning pages into the early hours. Truly superb’ KATIE LOWE

READERS ARE HOOKED BY WHEN THEY FIND HER . . .

‘This book was one I was excited to read and it didn’t disappoint . . . the story was excellent’ 5***** READER REVIEW
‘As clever and compelling as it is gripping’ 5***** READER REVIEW
‘Nail-biting suspense throughout’ 5***** READER REVIEW

© Lia Middleton 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Critics Review

  • When They Find Her opens with an unthinkable wallop to the heart, and takes off racing from there through a perfectly crafted, tightly written, deeply emotional story that taps into the most uncomfortable fears of motherhood and marriage. A stand-out psychological thriller with heart.

    Ashley Audrain, Sunday Times bestselling author of
  • Superb debut thriller – assured, elegant and utterly gripping. EXCELLENT

    Will Dean, author of The Last Thing to Burn
  • Brilliantly written … I felt every single emotion and was immediately swept up into the story. I’ll be recommending it to everyone I know

    Sarah Pearse, author of The Sanatorium
  • Uncomfortable and compelling – a story which is truly the stuff of nightmares. Couldn’t put it down

    Catherine Cooper, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalet
  • The barrister background of this writer makes the police and court procedural parts of this story particularly powerful . . . Middleton has a lawyer’s keen eye for telling detail but the real strength of the story comes from the convincing depiction of a mother’s love . . . a promising debut from a new voice

    Daily Mail
  • A twisty tale of parental love and a lie with terrible consequences. Dark, intense and so compelling that I read it in a single sitting

    Allie Reynolds, author of Shiver

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