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Louise Millar was brought up in Scotland. She began her journalism career in mainly music and film magazines, working as a sub-editor for Kerrang!, Smash Hits, the NME and Empire. She later moved into features, working as a commissioning editor on women's magazines. She has written for Marie Claire, Red, Psychologies, Stella (Telegraph magazine), the Independent, the Observer, Glamour, Stylist and Eve. She lives in London with her husband and daughters.
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Hannah Riley and her musician husband, Will, hope that a move to the Suffolk countryside will promise a fresh start. Hannah, a human rights worker, is desperate for a child and she hopes that this new life will realise her dream. Yet when the snow comes, Will is working in London and Hannah is cut off in their remote village. Life in Tornley turns out to be far from idyllic, who are the threatening figures who lurk near their property at night? And why is her neighbour so keen to see them leave? Plus Will's behaviour is severely testing the bonds of trust. Hannah has spent her professional life doing the right thing for other people. But as she starts to unbury a terrible crime, she realises she can no longer do that without putting everything she's ever wanted at risk. But if she does nothing, the next victim could be her ...
May 2012 Debut of the Month. This gripping contemporary thriller will have you turning the pages, and re-evaluating people you call friends. How do you know whether it’s dangerous to leave your children alone with them? For a debut it’s very confidently written and using multiple voices, of the main characters, lets the reader see multiple, increasingly disturbing perspectives. A great one for reading groups, but not for single mothers...
Simple and colourful scenes for young English learners. Spot the word and illustration in the busy scenes then answer the questions on each page. Each English word is clearly illustrated, plus there is a full list of words at the back of the book. A perfect first introduction to English words.
Simple and colourful scenes for young French learners. Spot the word and illustration in the busy scenes then answer the questions on each page. Each French word is clearly illustrated and has a clear pronunciation guide, plus there is a full list of words at the back of the book. A perfect first introduction to French words.
Simple and colourful scenes for young Spanish learners. Spot the word and illustration in the busy scenes then answer the questions on each page. Each Spanish word is clearly illustrated and has a clear pronunciation guide, plus there is a full list of words at the back of the book. A perfect first introduction to Spanish words.
Grace Scott returns from honeymoon with her new husband, Mac, to find a man lying dead in their new Edinburgh flat. They don't know who he is or where he's come from. The mystery of his identity remains unsolved. Then, three months later, Grace finds a note tucked inside one of the wedding gifts which sends her on a journey to discover what really happened in her flat. A journey that becomes more dangerous the closer she comes to the truth . . . What she discovers will change her life. Set in Edinburgh and travelling to Amsterdam, Paris and Copenhagen, CITY OF STRANGERS is a gripping story of deception, lies and corruption.
One cold March morning, a removal van arrives at Tornley Hall in Suffolk. Will and Hannah Riley have been waiting a long time to adopt, and Hannah is obsessed that this new `dream' family home in Tornley, will improve their chances with social services. She has given up her career at a human rights organisation, and persuaded a reluctant Will to give up their flat in London. Yet as Will starts to commute back to work, heavy snow arrives. Hannah finds herself cut off from the world in this tiny, isolated hamlet. As she paints over the cracks in the abandoned old house, trying to ignore its reflection of the recent change in her once-happy marriage to Will, the house starts to reveal unexpected secrets to her. Rooms are locked. Intruders break in. There are strange noises and shadows at night. When Hannah witnesses an assault on a vulnerable woman in a neighbouring field, she starts to realise that everything in Tornley is also not what it seems. She has to make a choice. Tell the police, and risk her social worker becoming suspicious about the safety of Hannah and Will's new home; or cover up the crime, to get what she wants. Hannah makes her choice. Then just as their social worker is due to visit to approve their new home, a shocking turn of events takes place that rips Hannah's world apart. Before she knows it, she is alone, frightened, and trapped in a place where no one ever goes . . .
Kate will ihren Sohn und sich obsessiv vor allen Risiken schutzen. Ist das paranoid oder berechtigt? Der raffinierte Psychothriller fur Frauen.Kate Parker fuhlt sich, als ob ein Fluch auf ihrem Leben liegt. Denn ihr ist schon viel Schlimmes passiert. Jetzt tut sie alles, um ihren Sohn Jack und sich vor Gefahren schutzen - aber die Leute sagen, sie sei uberangstlich und paranoid. Da lernt sie einen Oxford-Professor kennen, der ihr Hilfe verspricht. Aber seine Methoden sind ungewohnlich. Wenn sie wieder Lebensfreude empfinden will, muss sie lernen, Risiken einzugehen.Kate versucht es. Als ein Nachbar immer mehr Interesse an ihr und ihrem Alltag zeigt, bleibt Kate cool und ignoriert sein aufdringliches Verhalten. Aber was, wenn in diesem Fall die Gefahr tatsachlich nah ist?Psychologisch brillant baut Louise Millar Spannung auf zwischen Kates Angsten und dem Risiko, das sie nie hatte eingehen durfen.
Kate Parker has had so much bad luck in her life, she's convinced she's cursed. But when she tries to do her best to keep herself and her son safe, people tell her she's being anxious and obsessive. Just when her life starts to spin completely out of control, an Oxford professor she meets offers to help. But his methods are not conventional. If she wants to live her life again, he will expect her to take risks. When a mysterious neighbour starts to take more than a passing interest in her, Kate tries to stay rational and ignore it. Maybe this, however, is the one time Kate should be worried.
Das Leben deines Kindes - wem vertraust du es an? Der Psychothriller, der unsere tiefste Angst beruhrtCallie tut, was wir alle tun: sie lasst ihre kleine Tochter Rae ofter bei ihrer Freundin Suzy. Die hat selbst drei Kinder, das verbindet. Aber nun muss Callie wieder ganztags arbeiten. Wie soll sie das mit Rae schaffen? Gut, dass Debs, ihre neue Nachbarin, als Betreuerin im Kindergarten arbeitet und helfen kann - auch wenn sie etwas nervos und merkwurdig wirkt. Als Rae beim Heimbringen auf die Strae stolpert, will Callie erst nur an ein Missgeschick glauben. Denn ein Unfall ware bei der zarten, herzkranken Rae fatal. Aber als sich die gefahrlichen Vorfalle haufen, wachst in Callie unaufhaltsam das Grauen: was, wenn sie der falschen Person vertraut?