Sean et Natty forment un couple soudé et uni depuis la fac. Ils mènent une vie parfaitement ordonnée entre leurs deux filles Alice et Felicity et l'hôtel qu'ils sont parvenus à acquérir à force de travail. Natty est donc une femme débordée mais relativement comblée... Jusqu'à ce coup de téléphone l'informant que Felicity, en séjour scolaire en France, vient d'être hospitalisée d'urgence. Natty se précipite donc à son chevet, confiant son foyer aux bons soins d'Eve sa meilleure amie justement de passage dans la région.
Mais, à son retour, quelques jours plus tard, c'est le choc : Sean déclare qu'il est tombé amoureux d'Eve et qu'il veut divorcer. Le pire semble atteint et pourtant, pour Natty, le cauchemar ne fait que commencer...
Ses trois enfants, son mari et son travail au refuge pour animaux ne laissent guère de temps à Lisa Kallisto. Ou juste assez pour culpabiliser et envier la vie parfaite de sa voisine et amie Kathy.
Un soir, alors que la fille de Kathy doit justement venir dormir chez eux, l'adolescente disparaît sans que Lisa, trop débordée, ne réalise son absence et prévienne sa mère. C'est le début du cauchemar. Et si Lucinda ne revenait pas ? Et si elle avait été enlevée, comme cette autre jeune fille retrouvée errant, à moitié nue et complètement traumatisée, dans les rues de la ville ?
Lisa en est persuadée : tout cela est sa faute.
Et elle doit maintenant la réparer.
Your friend's child is missing. A husband, three children and a full-time job, so many plates to keep spinning. No wonder you forgot you were supposed to be looking after your friend's daughter. But no one has seen her since yesterday. And she's not the first to go missing from your small town. So who's hiding something?
The UK's answer to Liane Moriarty. Amazing.' Claire McGowan Innocent?
When Carrie was accused of brutally murdering her husband's lover, she denied it. She denied it when they arrested her, when they put her in front of a jury, and when they sent her to prison.
Now she's three years into a fifteen-year sentence, away from the daughter she loves and the life she had built. And she is still denying that she is to blame.
Tess Gilroy has devoted her life to righting wrongs. Through her job for Innocence UK, a charity which takes on alleged miscarriages of justice, she works tirelessly to uncover the truth.
But when she is asked to take Carrie's case, Tess realises that if she is to help this woman, she must risk uncovering the secrets she has struggled a lifetime to hide . . .
We've all done things we're not proud of.
Kept me guessing right until the end. I devoured it.' Claire Douglas, author of LOCAL GIRL MISSING 'A terrific page turner' Guardian ********* A doting mother or a pushy parent?
Karen Bloom expects perfection. Her son, Ewan, has been something of a disappointment and she won't be making the same mistake again with her beloved, talented child, Bronte.
Bronte's every waking hour will be spent at music lessons and dance classes, doing extra schoolwork and whatever it takes to excel.
But as Karen pushes Bronte to the brink, the rest of the family crumbles. Karen's husband, Noel, is losing himself in work, and his teenage daughter from his first marriage, Verity, is becoming ever more volatile. The family is dangerously near breaking point.
Karen would know when to stop . . . wouldn't she?
********* 'Another fantastic twisty-turny novel by one of my favourite authors. I am always enthralled by her books and this is her best yet' Jill Mansell 'The UK's answer to Liane Moriarty. Amazing' Claire McGowan 'Sheer perfection. The Trophy Child is gripping, darkly funny and bound to induce spasms of guilt in even the least pushy parent. I can't remember the last time I was so enthralled. I want to stand on a mountain top and tell everyone to read this brilliant novel' Mark Edwards
If you slept with a stranger for money, who'd really end up paying?
'A page-turning thriller with heart' Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer We all think we know who we are.
What we're capable of.
Roz is a single mother, a physiotherapist, a sister, a friend. She's also desperate.
Her business has gone under, she's crippled by debt and she's just had to explain to her son why someone's taken all their furniture away.
But now a stranger has made her an offer. For one night with her, he'll pay enough to bring her back from the edge.
Roz has a choice to make.
'A big-hearted, empathetic novel about ordinary lives and the tremors that can rock them' Guardian
An electrifying plot that keeps you guessing to the last' Fiona Barton 'Yet another gripping, heartbreaking read from a brilliant writer' Jill Mansell 'Thrilling, compelling, clever and hugely entertaining. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough' C L Taylor ********* Haven't we all wanted to pretend everything is fine?
Jane doesn't like confrontation. Given the choice, she'd prefer to focus on what's going well, the good things in life.
But when her husband, Leon, is brutally attacked in the driveway of their home, in front of their two young children, Jane has to face reality. As he lies in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, and the secrets that have been kept from her, if she's to find out who hurt her husband - and why.
Maybe it's time to face up to it all. Who knows what you might find . . .
********* PRAISE FOR PAULA DALY:
'The UK's answer to Liane Moriarty. Amazing.' Claire McGowan 'Thoroughly enjoyable - a big-hearted, empathetic novel about ordinary lives and the tremors that can rock them.' Guardian 'Kept me guessing right until the end. I devoured it.' Claire Douglas 'Deliciously dark and addictive. I defy anyone starts it not to race through the pages until they reach the final, brilliant twist.' Colette McBeth 'She writes with a singular voice and a fierce passion that roars off the page.' Daily Mail