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Laura Elliot - Author

About the Author

Laura Elliot is the pseudonym of children's writer and journalist June Considine. She is already a bestseller in her native Ireland.

Featured books by Laura Elliot

Other books by Laura Elliot

Wife Before Me

Wife Before Me

Author: Laura Elliot Format: eBook Release Date: 24/08/2018

One evening as the sun is setting, Amelia Madison's car slides into the sea off Mason's Pier. Her body is never found. Two years later, Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving for his wife. Together they can help each other. Now Elena is living with Nicholas. But Elena doesn't really know him. She doesn't know what he is capable of. And she doesn't know what really happened to Amelia. Until the day she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone. Elena must find the person who wrote these letters if she is to save herself. A totally breathtaking page-turner about the darker side of love and what really goes on behind closed doors. This book will have you gripped from the very first page until the dramatic final twist. Read what everyone is saying about Laura Elliot: ';I was gripped from the first few pages and found myself hooked on a rollercoaster ride up to the last few pages I read it in pretty much one sitting, I just needed to know how the book was going to end' Donna's Book Blog ';I was astounded at how the book ended! Not many books make me say wow at the end, but this one has me repeating it. It is an ending that you won't see coming in a million years.' Kelly's Book Corner ';Guilty was such a great book. It was filled with so many twists and turnsIt was well written and definitely made you wanting more with every page turn.' Oh My Lit ';The Betrayal certainly makes for a tense read that had me at times literally on the edge of my seat.' By The Letter Book Reviews ';The story is beautifully descriptiveone of those truly unforgettable stories which you just want to tell everyone to read for themselves.' Jaffa Reads Too ';I was desperate to find out what was going to happen next, terrified of what was to come. A psychological thriller with many twists and turnsa definite page turner that once started was very difficult to put down.' Cal's Blog ';A mesmerizing psychological thrillerand will leave you completely fulfilled with a flawless ending. Guilty is the first novel I have read by Laura Elliot and it will NOT be my last. I found Guilty to be impossible to put down, the characters are intoxicating, and the story compulsively addictive.' Books and Smiles ';Guilty is one gripping psychological thriller with a well-constructed plot and realistic and believable charactersIncredibly thought-provoking, it'll make you question everything.' Novel Deelights ';A gripping tale of adultery and illusion

The Wife Before Me A Twisty, Gripping Psychological Thriller

The Wife Before Me A Twisty, Gripping Psychological Thriller

Author: Laura Elliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2018

Guilty A gripping psychological thriller that will have you hooked

Guilty A gripping psychological thriller that will have you hooked

Author: Laura Elliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

'I was gripped from the first few pages and found myself hooked on a rollercoaster ride up to the last few pages ... I read it in pretty much one sitting, I just needed to know how the book was going to end' Donna's Book Blog It begins with a phone call. It ends with a missing child. On a warm summer's morning, thirteen-year-old school girl Constance Lawson is reported missing. A few days later, Constance's uncle, Karl Lawson, suddenly finds himself swept up in a media frenzy created by journalist Amanda Bowe implying that he is the prime suspect. Six years later . . . Karl's life is in ruins. His marriage is over, his family destroyed. But the woman who took everything away from him is thriving. With a successful career, husband and a gorgeous baby boy, Amanda's world is complete. Until the day she receives a phone call and in a heartbeat, she is plunged into every mother's worst nightmare. An utterly compelling psychological thriller that will keep you guessing to the very last page. Perfect for fans of Close to Home and Claire Douglas. Read what everyone is saying about Guilty: 'Guilty was such a great book. It was filled with so many twists and turns...It was well written and definitely made you wanting more with every page turn.' Oh My Lit 'Guilty is one gripping psychological thriller with a well-constructed plot and realistic and believable characters...Incredibly thought-provoking, it'll make you question everything.' Novel Deelights 'A mesmerizing psychological thriller...and will leave you completely fulfilled with a flawless ending.Guilty is the first novel I have read by Laura Elliot and it will NOT be my last. I found Guilty to be impossible to put down, the characters are intoxicating, and the story compulsively addictive.' Books and Smiles 'A great thriller that is full of suspense and tension.' Goodreads Reviewer 'This book is a raw, edge-of-the-seat page-turner. The story is told in four parts, all of which lead into each other beautifully.' Goodreads Reviewer 'Dealing with passion, adultery, deception and tragedy, and how the past has a way of creeping up on you...a really intriguing page-turner with a surprising twist.' Evening Echo 'Entertaining and highly thought-provoking.' Closer Magazine

Guilty

Guilty

Author: Laura Elliot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2017

I was gripped from the first few pages and found myself hooked on a rollercoaster ride up to the last few pages I read it in pretty much one sitting, I just needed to know how the book was going to end Donnas Book BlogIt begins with a phone call. It ends with a missing child.On a warm summers morning, thirteen-year-old school girl Constance Lawson is reported missing. A few days later, Constances uncle, Karl Lawson, suddenly finds himself swept up in a media frenzy created by journalist Amanda Bowe implying that he is the prime suspect. Six years later Karls life is in ruins. His marriage is over, his family destroyed. But the woman who took everything away from him is thriving. With a successful career, husband and a gorgeous baby boy, Amandas world is complete. Until the day she receives a phone call and in a heartbeat, she is plunged into every mothers worst nightmare. An utterly compelling psychological thriller that will keep you guessing to the very last page. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl and Sarah A. Denzils Silent Child.Read what everyone is saying about Guilty:Guilty was such a great book. It was filled with so many twists and turnsIt was well written and definitely made you wanting more with every page turn. Oh My Lit Guilty is one gripping psychological thriller with a well-constructed plot and realistic and believable charactersIncredibly thought-provoking, it'll make you question everything. Novel Deelights A mesmerizing psychological thrillerand will leave you completely fulfilled with a flawless ending. Guilty is the first novel I have read by Laura Elliot and it will NOT be my last. I found Guilty to be impossible to put down, the characters are intoxicating, and the story compulsively addictive. Books and SmilesA great thriller that is full of suspense and tension. Goodreads Reviewer This book is a raw, edge-of-the-seat page-turner. The story is told in four parts, all of which lead into each other beautifully. Goodreads Reviewer This tense psychological thriller grips you tight from the prologue and adds layers of tension with each page you turnLaura Elliot has skillfully crafted an excellent novel. Her writing style keeps you flipping pages at a frantic pace.' Goodreads reviewer This is a very well written psychological thriller. Strong Reviews

Sleep Sister

Sleep Sister

Author: Laura Elliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2016

Sleep Sister

Sleep Sister

Author: Laura Elliot Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2016

Wow. What a book a roller coaster ride of emotions ... Goodreads ReviewerTwo childhoods destroyed. One story they will never tell. Until now.Beth ran away from her family when she was a teenager. She left behind a terrible evil that took her innocence. She also left behind her sister, Sara.When Beth returns home, she is shocked to discover her terrible secret is not just hers aloneshe shares it with Sara. Under the shadow of a remote headland, the sisters make an oath they promise never to break.Evas birth is a mystery that remains unsolved. Years later with her marriage in ruins, and her future uncertain, she realizes that to move forward with her life, she must first understand her past. But while Eva is drawing closer to the truth about her roots, Beth and Saras lives are falling apart, crushed under the weight of the secret they carry. They must confront the past and face the darkness once more. But this time, their story will be heard. From the bestselling author of The Betrayal, Stolen Child and Fragile Lies, comes a breathtakingly tense and emotional story of the fierce bond between sisters, and a family destroyed by a disturbing secret.Breathtakingly emotional I really felt for Beth, Sara and Eva and feel privileged to have read the book. Donnas Book Blog'An absorbing, compelling family saga...very well-written, captivating and at times very emotive Once I started it, I couldn't stop.' Relax and Read Book ReviewsA hard hitting story there is a sense of justice and resolution. For the Love of BooksA good tale around a dark subject. Books from the Comfort of my SofaNote: Previously published as When the Bough Breaks. This is a new extended version. Read what everyone is saying about Laura Elliot:My emotions were in overdriveabsolutely gripping one of my best reads of the year so far. Literary Lightbox Entertaining and highly thought-provoking. Closer Magazine This page-turner is gripping, all the more because it presents the dilemmas of betrayal with brutal honesty. Irish Independent The Betrayal certainly makes for a tense read that had me at times literally on the edge of my seat. By The Letter Book Reviews This well-crafted and compelling story traces the deceits which begin unnoticed but end in the destruction of friendships and lives. The Irish Times A gripping, multi-stranded novel An unusual combination of fine writing, strong plotting and a huge cast of well-formed characters.' Irish Examiner 'A page-turnerhas all the ingredients of a bestseller.' RTE The story is beautifully descriptiveone of those truly unforgettable stories which you just want to tell everyone to read for themselves. Jaffa Reads Too I was astounded at how the book ended! Not many books make me say wow at the end, but this one has me repeating it

Betrayal

Betrayal

Author: Laura Elliot Format: eBook Release Date: 14/08/2015

I was astounded at how the book ended! Not many books make me say wow at the end, but this one has me repeating it. It is an ending that you won't see coming in a million years.' Kelly's Book CornerA perfect divorce. A new flame. And a deadly obsession.Nadine and Jake Saunders were married as teens. Tied to one another by a night of passion that resulted in a pregnancy neither could turn away from. Now, years later, their children have all flown the nest and the pact they made as teenagers to give one another the freedom to pursue their own dreams has resurfaced. But freedom comes at a price While Nadine and Jake begin to untangle their lives from one another, Jake embarks on a passionate affair with a beautiful woman, Karin Moylan. What he doesnt know is the dark history Karin shares with Nadine. As lust spirals into dangerous obsession, Jake must break free from Karin. But he must also ask himself how well he ever really knew Nadine. What secret is she hiding? The truth, when it is revealed, could destroy them all. If you devoured Girl on the Train, The Husbands Secret and Gone Girl then make sure THIS is the book you pick up next.The Betrayal certainly makes for a tense read that had me at times literally on the edge of my seat. By The Letter Book Reviews The story is beautifully descriptiveone of those truly unforgettable stories which you just want to tell everyone to read for themselves. Jaffa Reads TooI was desperate to find out what was going to happen next, terrified of what was to come. A psychological thriller with many twists and turnsa definite page turner that once started was very difficult to put down. Cals BlogI was astounded at how the book ended! Not many books make me say wow at the end, but this one has me repeating it. It is an ending that you won't see coming in a million years. The Betrayal is utterly compelling and gripping. It will get into your head and you will become immersed in the story from the very first page. Kellys Book CornerLaura Elliot builds up the tension and sense of intrigue right from the first few pagesI just couldnt put it down once I started! Portobello Book BlogRead what everyone is saying about Laura Elliot's books:A gripping tale of adultery and illusion. Evening Herald My emotions were in overdriveabsolutely gripping one of my best reads of the year so far. Literary Lightbox Entertaining and highly thought-provoking. Closer Magazine A psychological thriller that will draw you in and wont let you go until the end. A Novel Mama Dealing with passion, adultery, deception and tragedy, and how the past has a way of creeping up on youa really intriguing page-turner with a surprising twist

Fragile Lies

Fragile Lies

Author: Laura Elliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2015

Fragile Lies

Fragile Lies

Author: Laura Elliot Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2015

His name is Michael Carmody. He is a writer and a father.His son is lying in a coma, fighting for his life.Her name is Lorraine Cheevers. She is an artist and mother.An illicit affair has destroyed her marriage.Michael is desperate to find the couple who left his son for dead, a victim of a hit and run. Lorraine is desperate to start a new life for her and her daughter.Michael and Lorraine are about to cross paths damaged souls, drawn to one another.They dont know that their lives are already connected.They dont know the web of lies surrounding them.They are each searching for the truth. But when they find it, it could destroy them both.Fragile Lies is a gripping tale of love and betrayal, which will entice fans of Liane Moriarty, Lucie Whitehouse and Jane Shemilts Daughter. Note: previously published as Deceptions.Read what everyone is saying about Fragile LiesFragile Lies has a little bit of everything, love, tragedy, infidelity, lies and secretsThe characters are quite complex and I think this added a real edge to the book; they felt very well thought out and I loved how the author weaved their separate stories together. Excellent plot, interesting characters and plenty of intrigue. Dot ScribblesThe reader is immersed into a story that tells of decades of love, betrayal, deceit and frailty with a dark undertone, all of which makes for a truly riveting readI can promise that it is a book that will not disappointI for one was hooked into it and savoured the delicious twists and ending with relish and satisfaction. 5/5 Book Addicted HousewifeA wonderful story incredibly well told, full of secrets, love and illusion, lies and revenge, which will keep you gripped well into the early hours Being Anne ReadingDealing with passion, adultery, deception and tragedy, and how the past has a way of creeping up on youa really intriguing page-turner with a surprising twist. Evening EchoThis page-turner is gripping, all the more because it presents the dilemmas of betrayal with brutal honesty. Irish IndependentThis well-crafted and compelling story traces the deceits which begin unnoticed but end in the destruction of friendships and lives. The Irish TimesA gripping tale of adultery and illusion. Evening HeraldGripping, heart-wrenching saga. Books Ireland

Stolen Child

Stolen Child

Author: Laura Elliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

If you loved DAUGHTER by Jane Shemilt you will love this It's every mother's worst nightmare Carla Kelly wakes to find her two-day-old baby daughter's cot empty. Isobel has been taken. Susanne Dowling has kept a terrible secret following her fifth agonising miscarriage. When at last she welcomes her new baby daughter into her life she realises they will both be safe as long as Susanne keeps her daughter close, and confesses her lie to no one. Ever. Carla, a top model, launches a fierce national campaign to find her baby - but the trail is cold. She receives threats and recriminations from strangers - she flaunted her pregnancy in the media, she cashed in on it, she deserves everything she gets - and, pressured by well-meaning loved ones to move on, she begins to fall apart. But one letter Carla receives stands out from the rest, offering support from a surprising quarter. It sparks a chain of events that opens wounds and exposes shocking secrets from Carla's past that suggest what happened to her daughter was revenge a long time planned . And it will bring Carla unknowingly close to the stolen daughter she has sworn she will do anything to get back ...

Wiedersehen in Havenswalk

Wiedersehen in Havenswalk

Author: Laura Elliot Format: eBook Release Date: 11/03/2011

Die kleine Cathy schreibt jeden Tag einen Brief an Mama und Papa im Himmel, in dem sie ihnen von ihren taglichen Sorgen und Noten berichtet. Doch der Verlust ihrer Eltern wird Cathy immer belasten. Allein mit ihren drei Schwestern verlebt sie ihre Kindheit in Dublin. In ihrer Verzweiflung und Trauer begeht sie schlielich einen verhngnisvollen Fehler. Sie flieht und bricht den Kontakt zu ihren Schwestern ab ... Fnfzehn Jahre spter wagt sie den schwierigen Schritt und ldt ihre Schwestern zu ihrer Hochzeit nach Neuseeland ein, wo sie eine neue Heimat gefunden hat. Wird es ein Fest der Vershnung?

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