Lucy Dawson - Author

About the Author

Lucy Dawson was a children's magazine editor before she had her first bestselling book, His Other Lover, published in 2008. Since then she has published three other novels and her work has been translated into numerous languages. She lives in Exeter with her husband and children..

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White Lies

White Lies

Author: Lucy Dawson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2018

A darkly gripping domestic drama about secrets and lies, from the bestselling author of The Daughter. Perfect for fans of Apple Tree Yard, Louise Jensen and The Couple Next Door.When you have everything, you have everything to lose. Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur well, she's only human.But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far. Jonathan is obsessive, and to get what he wants he will tear Alex's world apart - threatening not only her career but her marriage and family too. Soon Alex finds she's capable of doing almost anything to keep hold of her perfect life, as it begins to spin dangerously out of her controlWhat everyone is saying about Lucy Dawson:I read this in a series of gulps, unable to stop turning the pages Stunning. Cass Green I flew through it. It's a hold your breath, race to the end, one-sitting read. Delicious twists! Jo Spain 'A tense, emotional read with brilliant twists. I absolutely loved it.' Susi Holliday'Gripped me and didn't let go until the wickedly twisted ending.' Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You'Omg this book was soooo good. I couldn't put it down It was such a shocking twist at the end. All the revelations that came to light at the end were fantastic. This book had everything. Great characters, content and a shocking ending. What more do you want from a book?' 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer'Full of suspense and had me biting my nails down to my knuckles!!... This was a fantastic book, which I would highly recommend if you love a good thriller! You will certainly not be disappointed with this one!' 5 stars, Stardust Book Reviews 'Tense, twisty and all too close to home: Lucy Dawson is brilliant at spinning our worst nightmares from everyday scenarios.' Erin Kelly author of He Said/She Said'This book is INTENSE. Be prepared for one heck of a thrilling ride!' Goodreads reviewer'Holy twist and turns!! There will be moments of awe, surprise, shock, a few shakes of the head, and tons of questions, but this story caters to the readers who love a good psychological thriller that will have you questioning every single character in the book.' Goodreads reviewer'Oh MY, OHH MYY! WOOW, this was soo INTENSE!!... Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. The first few chapters just tore at my heartstrings! This riveting story will definitely have you reading until the small hours Let's just say, this book is the reason I love this genre!' Goodreads reviewer'I didn't want to stop!... It was a surprising ending, not what I was expecting at all.' Goodreads reviewer'I loved it!! I read it in around a day as I found the really hard to put down. A fabulous read that I can highly recommend' Goodreads reviewer'The first chapters are a heart-wrenching, one tissue won't be enough, tearjerker The ending is a never-saw-it-coming surprise.' Goodreads reviewer'From the first page, I was drawn to the story and I couldn't wait to finish it

Daughter

Daughter

Author: Lucy Dawson Format: eBook Release Date: 24/01/2018

'Gripped me and didnt let go until the wickedly twisted ending. Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You. A heartbreaking and unputdownable psychological thriller perfect for fans of B A Paris, K.L. Slater and The Girl on the Train.You lost your daughter. You will never forgive yourself. Now someone's determined to make you pay Seventeen years ago, something happened to Jesss daughter Beth. The memory of it still makes her blood run cold. Jess has tried everything to make peace with that day, and the part she played in what happened. It was only a brief moment of desire but shell pay for it with a lifetime of guilt.To distance herself from the mistakes of the past, Jess has moved away and started over with her family. But when terrifying things begin happening in her new home, Jess knows that her past has finally caught up with her. Somebody feels Jess hasnt paid enough, and is determined to make her suffer for the secrets shes kept all these years.What everyone's saying about The Daughter:Omg this book was soooo good. I couldn't put it down It was such a shocking twist at the end. All the revelations that came to light at the end were fantastic. This book had everything. Great characters, content and a shocking ending. What more do you want from a book? 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer Full of suspense and had me biting my nails down to my knuckles!!... This was a fantastic book, which I would highly recommend if you love a good thriller! You will certainly not be disappointed with this one! 5 stars, Stardust Book Reviews Tense, twisty and all too close to home: Lucy Dawson is brilliant at spinning our worst nightmares from everyday scenarios. Erin Kelly author of He Said/She Said I flew through it. It's a hold your breath, race to the end, one-sitting read. Delicious twists! Jo Spain, author of The Confession This book is INTENSE. Be prepared for one heck of a thrilling ride! Goodreads reviewerHoly twist and turns!! There will be moments of awe, surprise, shock, a few shakes of the head, and tons of questions, but this story caters to the readers who love a good psychological thriller that will have you questioning every single character in the book. Goodreads reviewerOh MY, OHH MYY! WOOW, this was soo INTENSE!!... Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. The first few chapters just tore at my heartstrings! This riveting story will definitely have you reading until the small hours Let's just say, this book is the reason I love this genre! Goodreads reviewerI didnt want to stop!... It was a surprising ending, not what I was expecting at all. Goodreads reviewerI loved it!! I read it in around a day as I found the really hard to put down. A fabulous read that I can highly recommend Goodreads reviewerThe first chapters are a heart-wrenching, one tissue won't be enough, tearjerker The ending is a never-saw-it-coming surprise. Goodreads reviewerFrom the first page, I was drawn to the story and I couldnt wait to finish it

Everything You Told Me

Everything You Told Me

Author: Lucy Dawson Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2017

Impossible to put down psychological suspense, perfect for fans of Louise Jensen, Tammy Cohen and Claire Douglas. You went to bed at home, just like every other night. You woke up in the back of a taxi, 300 miles away. You have no memory of the last ten hours. You have a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing. You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling...

Dogs Rough and Smooth

Dogs Rough and Smooth

Author: Lucy Dawson, Susan Orlean Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2016

Foreword by Susan Orlean A charming facsimile edition of celebrated British illustrator Lucy Dawson's 1937 classic collection of highly detailed and loveable drawings of dogs, complete with a cloth spine and ribbon marker-the companion volume to the acclaimed Dogs As I See Them. Lucy Dawson, also known as Mac, was a preeminent British illustrator in the 1930s and 1940s revered for her paintings and etchings of dogs, from sporting and non-sporting breeds to hounds and herders. Though she worked in numerous mediums-pencil, pen, ink, and oil-her pastels set her work apart. Noted for her commercial dog postcards and her delightful Tailwagger series, she also created a Puppies series of 40 cigarette cards during World War II-produced in a limited quantity due to wartime restrictions on paper-which have become a rare collector's item today. One of her most famous works is her portrait of Dookie, the British Royal Family's favorite Corgie, which was later reproduced as a Royal Family Christmas card. Dawson also published several books, including the beloved Dogs As I See Them, and its follow-up, Dogs Rough and Smooth. Now, Dogs Rough and Smooth is available in a lovely facsimile edition for a new generation discovering her superb craftsmanship. Printed on an uncoated stock that simulates the look and feel of a sketchbook, this delightful volume is filled with her beautiful, endearing drawings of a range of breeds. The illustrations are accompanied by notes in Dawson's own handwriting as well as a short anecdotal text that provides amusing insight into the personalities of her canine models and the experience of drawing each. A stunning reproduction of this classic work filled with full-color and black-and-white complete drawings and sketches, Dogs Rough and Smooth features a foreword by acclaimed writer Susan Orlean, and is packaged in a three-piece case with a beautiful cloth spine and long ribbon bookmark. Dogs Rough and Smooth is sure to be a collector's item treasured by dog lovers of all ages and art connoisseurs for years to come.

What My Best Friend Did

What My Best Friend Did

Author: Lucy Dawson Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2016

Alice's life has become a bit boring lately. Her friends are busy getting married and having babies, but she's not ready for those changes in her own life - not even sure she still loves her boyfriend. Then she meets Gretchen. A brand new, fun and unencumbered friend. Gretchen knows how to have a good time and she also has a totally gorgeous brother. Before she knows it, Alice has been swept up into her new best friend's world. But Gretchen has a dark secret. Will Alice learn the truth before she throws her old life away?

His Other Lover

His Other Lover

Author: Lucy Dawson Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2016

Mia has her life in order. She is a grown up and enjoys a grown up's relationship with Pete. Not passionate or spontaneous, but solid. She knows he is 'the one'. But then she sees a text message on Pete's phone that throws her world into a spin. It is more than friendly, signed off with a kiss, and Mia has never heard of the sender, Liz.With her carefully mapped out life sliding out of control Mia will discover a side to herself she never knew existed, as she formulates a plan to win her happy ending. Because all's fair in love and war - isn't it?

You Sent Me a Letter A fast paced, gripping psychological thriller

You Sent Me a Letter A fast paced, gripping psychological thriller

Author: Lucy Dawson Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

At 2 a.m. on the morning of her fortieth birthday, Sophie wakes to find an intruder in her bedroom. The stranger hands Sophie a letter and issues an threat: open the letter at her party that evening, in front of family and friends, at exactly 8 p.m., or those she loves will be in grave danger. What can the letter possibly contain? This will be no ordinary party; Sophie is not the only person keeping a secret about the evening ahead. When the clock strikes eight, the course of several people's lives will be altered for ever.

Dogs As I See Them

Dogs As I See Them

Author: Lucy Dawson, Ann Patchett Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2015

A BELOVED CLASSIC FOR DOG LOVERS OF ALL AGES With a new foreword by Ann Patchett In the 1930s, Lucy Dawson's friendly, sympathetic portraits of dogs were so popular with readers of American and British magazines that she agreed to gather them together in a book, Dogs As I See Them. Now available once again after being out of print for decades, and a complete replication the original 1936 edition, Dogs As I See Them includes all of Dawson's irresistible graphite and pastel drawings and handwritten notes. Along with her illustrations are her own amusing stories about the conduct of each of her subjects as they posed for her. Her charming reminiscences interpret the character and mood of each dog, and make us friends at once with each and every one in this gallery of endearing portraits. Dogs As I See Them is a remarkable collection dog lovers of all generations will take to their hearts.

Little Sister

Little Sister

Author: Lucy Dawson Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2012

In the dead of night, Kate receives a phone call. Police have recovered her sister Anya's clothes and personal belongings at the poolside of a remote hideaway in Mexico - a place she had no idea Anya would be. Anya was last seen getting into a vehicle with a local diving instructor but now he's missing too. Their relationship has been complicated ever since a devastating tragedy blew their family apart, but Kate cannot believe Anya would willingly travel somewhere so isolated with a man she barely knows . . . would she? In a race against time, Kate must fight to find her little sister before it's too late. Haunting, emotional and laced with psychological suspense, Little Sister will stay with you long after you have turned the last page.

The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

Author: Lucy Dawson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/10/2010

Would you risk your future for a night with your past? Molly Greene loves being married. Exciting adventures lie ahead for her and husband Dan that will change their lives for ever, but Molly's not sure they're making the right choices. While teetering on the brink of the biggest decision she's ever faced, she sends an impulsive message to the very last person she ought to contact, someone who should have stayed forgotten, and is now coming looking for her. When he finds her, there is no turning back. One night is all it takes to threaten everything she holds dear - for good.

Erzfreundinnen

Erzfreundinnen

Author: Lucy Dawson Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2010

Und wie gut kennst du deine beste Freundin?Die unscheinbare Alice findet ihr geregeltes Leben furchtbar langweilig. Nur gut, dass sie Gretchen hat: Die glamourse TV-Moderatorin nimmt Alice mit zu den aufregendsten Partys der Stadt und zeigt ihr, wie man richtig Spa haben kann. Eine so gute Freundin ist selten! Auerdem gibt es da noch Gretchens umwerfenden Bruder Bailey, fr den Alice sogar ihren Verlobten vergessen wrde. Aber wenn es um Mnner geht, hrt die Freundschaft schnell auf. Und Alice fragt sich, ob ihre neue Freundin vielleicht von Anfang an mit falschen Karten gespielt hat ...

His Other Lover

His Other Lover

Author: Lucy Dawson Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2008

Mia thinks of herself as a grown up. Her twenty-two-year-old sister, Clare, is once again in the death throes of an affair that was always doomed to failure. Mia now understands that relationships need work; that in an adult partnership, passion and spontaneity give way to something different but more lasting. With Pete she knows that her search for 'The One' can stop. Until, tripping over Pete's phone on the way to the loo one night, she reads a text message that sends her blood cold. Everything in it - its tone, the kisses at the end, Pete's evasions about the sender 'Liz' - is wrong, and suddenly the blinkers are off. It's time to get back in the game, and with everything to play for, Mia is about to discover a capacity for deceit she never knew she had. After all, when Happy Ever After is at stake, any weapon at your disposal is fair game - isn't it?

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