A quirky, warm and exciting story about family, friendship and time-travel – from legendary author Jean Ure.
When twelve-year-old Lily is walking to school one day, a very unusual girl appears out of nowhere! It is 1953 and this stranger is dressed in a green sparkly dress, purple tights with orange swirls and has bright yellow hair sticking up like a dandelion. As quickly as she appears, she disappears again into thin air!
Lily rushes to tell her best friends Tara and Geraldine about this strange encounter, and they begin an investigation to solve the mystery. Could it be that the girl is from the future? And what does she want with Lily?
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'I couldn't bear it to end' LOUISE CANDLISH
'A gripping page-turner' LAURA MARSHALL
'Chilling . . . Fast-paced and twisting' SARAH VAUGHAN
'Deliciously twisted' JP DELANEY
You think she wants to help.
Lily Appleby will do anything to protect the people she loves. She's made ruthless choices to make sure their secrets stay buried, and she's not going to stop now.
When her party-animal daughter, Rachel, spins out of control, Lily hires a renowned therapist and healer to help her. Amber is the skilled and intuitive confidante that Rachel desperately needs. But as Rachel falls increasingly under Amber's spell, she begins to turn against her parents, and Lily grows suspicious.
Does Amber really have Rachel's best interests at heart or is there something darker going on? Only one thing is clear: Rachel is being lied to. Never quite knowing who to believe, her search for the truth will reveal her picture-perfect family as anything but flawless.
Loosely based on a true story, this is perfect for fans of Sabine Durrant, Teresa Driscoll and Kate Riordan - a gripping read to be devoured in one sitting, bursting with tension, layered characters and relationships which are never as simple as they first seem . . .
Praise for TELL ME YOUR LIES
'A parable for our times: accomplished, eloquent and quite terrifying' DAILY MAIL
'Chilling in its depiction of manipulation and the impact of childhood trauma; fast-paced and twisting' SARAH VAUGHAN
'A brilliantly constructed tale of rivalry, manipulation and revenge' LOUISE CANDLISH
'Subtle, sly and suspenseful' JP DELANEY
'What a deliciously dark domestic horror this is, as it picks away at the damage family members do to each other in the name of love . . . Such a clever, nuanced story of revenge, self-destruction, and everyday cruelty' RUSS THOMAS
'Superbly dark and glittering with menace, Tell Me Your Lies is not only an absolute gift of a thriller, but a sharp, unflinching take on the long-term consequences of buried trauma and shame' CAZ FREAR
'I absolutely loved it. Raced through to the end, totally invested in all the characters, and fascinated by Amber' AMANDA REYNOLDS
'Expertly paced and beautifully written - but above all a damn juicy read' CELIA WALDEN
‘A spooky rollercoaster of a book. Lots of twists and turns – I loved it’ Simon McCleave ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
No one expected them to go there. The question is: will any of them leave?
Six friends travel to a remote island north of the Scottish Highlands for an old school reunion. They’ve rented The Lighthouse – a stunning, now abandoned building that was once notorious for deaths at sea.
On the first evening, someone goes missing. The group search all through the night to no avail. But when the five remaining friends return to the lighthouse early the next morning, they are shocked to find James inside. He’s looks terrified – but won’t say a word about where he’s been.
The party vow to put the strange night behind them and enjoy the rest of their stay, but when more unexplained things begin to occur, tensions escalate. It’s clear James knows something, but nothing will persuade him to give up the secrets of the island. Is he protecting his friends from a terrible truth, or leading them into more danger?
A chilling, gripping and powerfully atmospheric suspense novel with a gothic edge, perfect for fans of The Hunting Party and The Sanatorium.
Readers have been ensnared by The Lighthouse…
‘Such a strong sense of place…vivid and atmospheric’ CAROLINE CORCORAN
‘So creepy it kept me awake!’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Claustrophobic and eerie – it kept me guessing!’ NELL PATTISON
‘Wonderfully atmospheric, slow creeping menace, with a chilling edge. Perfect for this time of year’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Creepy, tense and so, so atmospheric’ ANDREA MARA
‘Twisty, creepy, impossible to put down – your head will spin’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A claustrophobic atmosphere, mounting suspense and twists and turns that will keep you hooked’ VICKI BRADLEY
‘So many what ifs, twists and turns and nail-biting suspense’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Doesn’t let you go until the unexpected conclusion – a 5 star read’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I am *freaking* out!! I love it!’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Holy. Hell. I haven’t finished a thriller this fast since Gone Girl’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A true page-turner of a thriller!’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Seven friends. One killer. You can run, but you can’t hide…
It’s Boxing Day and your friendship group has planned a hike.
You know tensions are running high.
You’ve heard the rumours flying around.
But this trip is a chance for you to reconnect.
As you head into the reserve, everyone is quiet.
It almost feels like you’ve imagined the rift.
But as the sun sets, you hear a gun shot.
One of your group is dead.
And someone you know killed them…
Readers are completely gripped by HIDE!
‘Tense, twisty and full of toxic secrets – a chilly fight for survival guaranteed to give you shivers’ T.M. LOGAN, author of Trust Me and The Holiday
‘There’s a touch of Agatha Christie to Hide…her humour is crisp and even and the plotting as keen as an axe in the skull’ THE TIMES
‘Gripping’ Bella magazine
‘Claustrophobic and intense’ Fabulous magazine
‘A fun, wild, suspense book that I couldn't get enough of’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘An outstanding thriller – impossible for me to put down!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I am still thinking about it – the last sentence was a jaw-dropper!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘You’ll definitely be left with your jaw on the floor and your head spinning’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow, what a story! The ending just blew me away’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘TEN STARS!… Utterly fabulous… One of the best books I have ever read… You won't be able to put it down.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
You thought she was safe. You were wrong…
Alex knows her daughter would never wander off in a strange place. So when her three-year-old vanishes from an idyllic beach wedding, Alex immediately believes the worst.
The hunt for Lottie quickly becomes a world-wide search, but it’s not long before suspicion falls on her mother. Why wasn’t she watching Lottie?
Alex knows she’s not perfect, but she loves her child. And with all eyes on her, Alex fears they’ll never uncover the truth unless she takes matters into her own hands.
Who took Lottie Martini? And will she ever come home?
A totally addictive thriller, with a twist you just won’t see coming. Fans of Lisa Jewell, Louise Candlish and T.M. Logan will be totally gripped from the very first page.
Readers are gripped by Stolen:
‘Wait just one minute while I catch my breath and pick my heart up off the floor. Wow! This book grabbed onto me and would not let go… Five stars’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Made my jaw drop!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Omg, wow… just wow, this book is absolutely bloody brilliant…. Worth all the stars and more’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Crikey, reading this book has taken up my days and nights for 3 days! I couldn't stop reading it… I loved it!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Absolutely unputdownable’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Boy was I gripped… I stayed up all night reading… So many twists and turns’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Twist, twist, twist – I loved it… Brilliant!’ Jackie Kabler, author of The Perfect Couple
‘Gripped me from the very first page… The twists and turns will have you at the edge of your seat!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow… The twists really blew me away!!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I went through so many emotions reading this… Hits you right in the gut… Such a powerful and emotional read. Grab the tissues’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
You only get one life - but what if it isn't the one you were meant to live?
'When it finally arrived I was shocked to see it; to read the words Mum wrote about these women fighting for rights I know I take for granted. Mum was here. And while she was, something happened that changed the entire course of my life.
Perhaps, if I can summon the courage, the next eight weeks will help me finally figure out what that was . . .'
When Jessica, a young British woman, discovers a shocking secret about her birth she travels to Switzerland in search of answers. She knows her mother spent time in the country writing an article on the Swiss women's rights movement, but what she doesn't know is what happened to her while she was there. Can Jess summon the courage to face the truth about her family, or will her search only hurt herself and those around her even more?
Set across a stunning Swiss backdrop, The Other Daughter follows one woman in her search for the truth about her birth, and another desperately trying to succeed in a man's world. Perfect for fans of Tracy Rees, Elizabeth Noble and Kathryn Hughes.
'Brutal and brilliant, this novel will leave you breathless' Adele Parks
'Sent shivers down my spine ... a darkly disturbing thriller about the daughter-in-law from hell, with an epic twist that turns the whole thing on its head...' Piers Morgan
'This dark, twisted tale makes for an inspired read' The Sun
She's everything he dreamed of. Isn't she?
Ben can't believe his luck when Bella walks into his life, just when he needs her most. Sexy, impulsive and intelligent, Bella is everything he ever wanted. And Bella wants him. All to herself.
In fact, Bella decides that everything is better when it is just the two of them, making it harder for Ben's friends and family to stay in touch. And then a sudden tragedy triggers a chain of events which throws Ben headlong into a nightmare.
Secrets, lies, vengeance and betrayal are at the heart of this utterly twisted story about a family that is destroyed when SHE becomes part of it...
Praise for SHE:
'Brutal and brilliant, this novel will leave you breathless' Adele Parks
'As the father of three sons, SHE sent shivers down my spine. It's a darkly disturbing thriller about the daughter-in-law from hell, with an epic twist that turns the whole thing on its head...' Piers Morgan
'SHE is a dark and delicious guessing game, designed to be read with the same relish as it is told. I gobbled up the story of the villainous Bella and her destruction of her husband Ben's world in less than a day. Addictive stuff' Louise Candlish
'A fabulously engrossing read that draws you in... then hits you straight between the eyes with a clever twist you just don't see coming.' Jane Moore
'Utterly brilliant. Gripping, disturbing in the best possible way with a twist you just WON'T see coming.' Kate Garraway
'This dark, twisted tale makes for an inspired read' The Sun
'Addictive' Crime Monthly
'An artful exploration of abuse in all its subtle manifestations' Magic Radio
'A brilliant read with a twist you won't see coming' Closer
'A gripping tale, we couldn't turn the pages fast enough' Bella
'The brilliance of this book lies in how it reveals each perspective... a real page-turner' Woman
The new thrilling drama from Sunday Times, million-copy, no. 1 bestselling author, B A Paris'
It's Livia's 40th birthday and she's having the party of a lifetime to make up for the wedding she never had. Everyone she loves will be there except her daughter Marnie, who's studying abroad. But although Livia loves Marnie, she's secretly glad she won't be at the party. She needs to tell Adam something about their daughter but she's waiting until the party is over so they can have this last happy time together.
Adam wants everything to be perfect for Livia so he's secretly arranged for Marnie to come home and surprise her on her birthday. During the day, he hears some terrible news. He needs to tell Livia, because how can the party go on? But she's so happy, so excited - and the guests are about to arrive.
The Dilemma - how far would you go to give someone you love a last few hours of happiness?
One day that will change a family forever, The Dilemma is the breath-taking, heart-breaking new novel from the million-copy-selling, Sunday Times bestseller, B A Paris
Praise for The Dilemma:
'A beautifully written story of love and loss which will stay with me' Louise Jensen
'What a book... utterly unputdownable!' Sam King
'Emotional, gripping ... a truly compulsive read' KL Slater
'A brilliant title to debate in your book club' Prima
'Master of plot twists and emotional thrillers, B A Paris strikes again ... a riveting read' OK
'A dark family drama ... builds a palpable wall of tension that leaves you desperate to find out what happens next' The Sunday Mirror
'If you loved B A Paris's Behind Closed Doors, then you'll love this ... [B A Paris] is not afraid to push emotions to the extreme' Woman
'A departure from B A Paris's previous psycho-thrillers, this emotional story is gripping' The Daily Mail
'Compelling and full of suspense' Hello!
Cat is in love. Always the sensible one, she can't believe that she's actually dating, not to mention dating a star. But the fandom can't know. They would eat her alive. And first at the buffet would definitely be her best friend, Evie. Amy uses Heartstream, a social media app that allows others to feel your emotions. She broadcasted every moment of her mother's degenerative illness, and her grief following her death. It's the realest, rawest reality TV imaginable. But on the day of Amy's mother's funeral, Amy finds a strange woman in her kitchen. She's rigged herself and the house with explosives - and she's been waiting to talk to Amy for a long time. Who is she? A crazed fan? What does she want? Amy and Cat are about to discover how far true obsession can go.
Cat is in love. Always the sensible one, she can't believe that she's actually dating, not to mention dating a star. But the fandom can't know. They would eat her alive. And first at the buffet would definitely be her best friend, Evie. Amy uses Heartstream, a social media app that allows others to feel your emotions. She broadcasted every moment of her mother's degenerative illness, and her grief following her death. It's the realest, rawest reality TV imaginable. But on the day of Amy's mother's funeral, Amy finds a strange woman in her kitchen. She's rigged herself and the house with explosives - and she's been waiting to talk to Amy for a long time. Amy and Cat are about to discover how far true obsession can go.
"Tense, twisty, breathlessly compulsive and brilliantly unpredictable." KATHERINE WOODFINE
A timeless story of love and sacrifice. If you liked THE MISSING SISTER, you'll love THE FORGOTTEN VILLAGE.
'I was so absorbed that I read it in a single day' KATE RIORDAN, author of The Girl in the Photograph
'A gripping tale of secrets and love... I loved it' LIZ FENWICK, author of The Cornish House
1943: The world is at war, and the villagers of Tyneham are being asked to make one more sacrifice: to give their homes over to the British army. But on the eve of their departure, a terrible act will cause three of them to disappear forever.
2018: Melissa had hoped a break on the coast of Dorset would rekindle her stagnant relationship, but despite the idyllic scenery, it's pushing her and Liam to the brink. When Melissa discovers a strange photograph of a woman who once lived in the forgotten local village of Tyneham, she becomes determined to find out more about her story. But Tyneham hides a terrible secret, and Melissa's search for the truth will change her life in ways she never imagined possible.
'A coastal village abandoned in wartime, a haunting expression in an old photograph, and a charismatic TV historian: from these raw ingredients Lorna Cook creates an intriguing mystery that will keep you wanting to read more'
'Compelling, rich in detail and vividly told, The Forgotten Village explores love and its darker side against the backdrop of a fascinating and little known slice of WW2 history. Perfect for readers of Rachel Hore and Kate Morton'
Lave: A single planet, orbiting a dying star. For centuries, spacefarers have visited, docked at the space station and left, with no thought for the people on the planet below. Bad luck at cards means bad luck all round for Pietro Devander, who journeys half way across human controlled space to this ancient planet, whose name is barely remembered.
What he finds is resistance. What it becomes, is revolution.
From the producers of Escape Velocity comes the audio drama adaptation of Allen Stroud's incredible novel.