The Stepmother

Author: Claire Seeber
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 9781786810496
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Genre: Fiction

The perfect wife. A fairytale family. Don’t believe your eyes… Jeanie and Matthew are a happily married couple who both have teenage children from previous relationships. No one said it would be easy to raise a blended family under one roof but Jeanie and Matthew are strong. They will make it work. And whilst Jeanie’s step-daughter Scarlett rejects her, Jeanie will just have to try harder to win her over. But Jeanie has a past. A terrible secret she thought she’d buried a long time ago. And now, it’s coming to the surface, threatening to destroy her new marriage. Someone is playing a terrifying game on Jeanie and she must put a stop to it once and for all. After all, a fairytale needs a happy ending…doesn’t it. A compelling, dark and twisty psychological thriller that will grip fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Teacher. Readers are raving about The Stepmother: ‘It was so good I have been hiding in the toilet at work reading this on my phone as I needed to find out what happened!!…Dark and super twisty. A real page turner and I loved it.’ Consumer Reviewer ‘Loved it !!! My god the journey I went on while reading this…From beginning to end I was so hooked on this… Beyond 5 stars.’ (5 stars) Itsy Bitsy Book Bits ‘I don't believe many will be able to put this brilliant novel aside…really hooks you in on every level.’ (5 stars) Booklover Catlady ‘Tension and paranoia rides high in this gripping novel…Don’t start this late at night unless you plan on losing sleep…’ Jenny Blackhurst, author of The Foster Child ‘It's certainly a fast paced and taut thriller…which I guarantee once you start reading it you will find impossible to put down.’ (5 stars) The Book Review Café ‘An all-absorbing, chilling, psychological thriller. My husband could not prise my Kindle out of my hands the weekend I read this!’ (5 stars) Bloomin’ Brilliant Books ‘Incredible twists and turns that I didn't see coming…a great read that is full of tension that really hooks you in.’ The Coffee and Kindle ‘This one grabs you and doesn't let go... I read it in 3 hours because I simply had to find out what was happening!’ (5 stars) The Suspense is Thrilling Me ‘A clever, intense and fast-paced psychological thriller that left me on the edge of my seat until the very last page!’ Ginger Cat Blog ‘This is a terrifyingly twisted psychological thriller…a compelling read leading to a sleepless night for the reader.’ (5 stars) Strong Book Reviews ‘The Stepmother had me turning pages in a frenzy. I was desperate to find out where it was going! A cracking read.’ Cass Green – author of The Woman Next Door ‘ A dark, twisting thriller that shows all too well how you can never escape the sins of your past.’ Simon Kernick ‘An action packed fast paced psychological thriller with lots of characters with dark secrets.’ TBC on FB

The Gift

Author: Louise Jensen
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 9781786810960
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre: Fiction

The perfect daughter is dead. And a secret is eating her family alive... Jenna is given another shot at life when she receives a donor heart from a girl called Callie. Eternally grateful to Callie and her family, Jenna gets closer to them, but she soon discovers that Callie’s perfect family is hiding some very dark secrets … Callie’s parents are grieving, yet Jenna knows they’re only telling her half the story. Where is Callie’s sister Sophie? She’s been ‘abroad’ since her sister’s death but something about her absence doesn’t add up. And when Jenna meets Callie’s boyfriend Nathan, she makes a shocking discovery. Jenna knows that Callie didn’t die in an accident. But how did she die? Jenna is determined to discover the truth but it could cost her everything; her loved ones, her sanity, even her life … A compelling, gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist from the author of the Number One bestseller The Sister. What everyone is saying about Louise Jensen: ‘I was gripped to The Sister from the first page until the very end. I thought I had it all worked out until I was proven sooo wrong.’ Robert Bryndza ‘I could not put this book down. I neglected all the house work and put off cooking dinner until I was finished … I loved every page.’ Renee Reads ‘My eyes were racing down the pages … had me guessing right up to the very end and I had tears in my eyes as I relived Charlie's last moments … exceptional … It's an addictive page-turner that begs time and again for just one more chapter until the whole book has been devoured and thoroughly enjoyed.’ The Book Magnet ‘Wow! What an amazing debut novel! Full of intense twists! Fantastic book to start off summer reading! Highly recommend.’ Loud and Proud Book Junkie ‘I loved this book, it grabbed me right from the beginning … it got under my skin, I felt intimately close to Grace and was rooting for her all the way … compelling and scary and unputdownable.’ Beady Jans Books ‘I genuinely struggled to put this book down … I can't recommend this book enough, it's made it to my favourites ... I can't wait for more books to come from Louise Jensen … A well-deserved five stars from me.’ Emporio Epidemic ‘I couldn't put my Kindle down until I had answers!! … I wasn't sure which characters to trust and which to not trust …!’ Steph and Chris’ Book Review ‘As the skillfully woven web of lies and deceit starts to untangle the author throws in a massive twist that I certainly didn't see coming … a definite must read for all psychological thriller fans and it's one of those books that deserves to be talked about.’ The Haphazardous Hippo ‘One of those books that you can't stop thinking about even when you're not reading it!! ... the tension never seems to drop for one second! … an absolute treat, albeit a scary one, to read!! Highly recommended!!’ Books and Me! ‘Just as I thought the story was wrapping up BANG! I was hit again with another twist. Brilliant! It is chilling and sinister and yet heart-breaking and tragic, and I felt really emotional on finishing it … I can’t wait to read more by Louise.’ Bloomin Brilliant Books ‘OMG I love this ... one corker of a psychological thriller which which ticked all the boxes for me giving it an easy 5 stars’ Chelle’s Book Reviews ‘Hooked from the first page till the end ... A gripping tale for fans of I Let You Go and The Girl on the Train. A must read.’ Berlitz Chile ‘I was left gaping … You cannot help but speed read through this novel. You have to know what happens and with each page a new idea or theory springs to mind. Nothing compares to the way it turns out.’ Aloha Reviews ‘I was hooked on the story from the word go ... I took special care in making sure my doors and windows were tightly locked before going to bed, I’ll tell you that for nothing!’ Hollie in Wanderlust

Losing Brave

Author: Bailee Madison
Publisher: Blink
ISBN: 9780310760689
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

From award-winning actress Bailee Madison and Reader’s Choice Award Finalist Stefne Miller, comes Losing Brave. More than a year has passed since seventeen-year-old Payton Brave’s twin sister went missing; and Payton, in her desperate attempt to hold on to what’s left of Dylan’s memory, is starting to crack. Lost in the mystery and turmoil of her sister’s disappearance, Payton must overcome the aftermath of being the one left behind. She’s unable to remember even the smallest piece of what happened the day Dylan vanished. When sudden and reckless outbursts throw her from the graces of popularity to the outskirts of high school society, her new status attracts a crowd of friends she never anticipated—including a troubling romance with her sister’s boyfriend, Cole. New clues unearth about the circumstances of her disappearance when another missing girl’s body is recovered from a nearby lake, the victim’s features eerily similar to Dylan’s. The more Payton pries open the clenches of her blocked memories, yielding to her need to know what happened, the further down the path of danger she goes. The darkness around her sister’s disappearance grows and the truth becomes more and more unbearable. And what she finds might just cost her her life.

Sometimes I Lie

Author: Alice Feeney
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 9781250144836
Release Date: 2018-03-13
Genre: Fiction

My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie. Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?