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Sarah Alderson - Author

About the Author

Having spent most of her life in SE London, apart from uni in Bristol and a year in Italy, Sarah Alderson quit her job in the not for profit sector in 2009 and took off on a round-the-world trip with her husband and daughter, on a mission to find a new place to call home. After several months in India, Singapore, Australia and the US, they settled in Bali, where Sarah now spends her days writing by the pool. Hunting Lila is her first novel and she is currently working on the sequel. A new book, Fated, publishes in January.

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In Her Eyes an unputdownable, twisty psychological thriller

In Her Eyes an unputdownable, twisty psychological thriller

Author: Sarah Alderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

FROM THE AUTHOR OF FRIENDS LIKE THESE, THIS WILL KEEP YOU UP ALL NIGHT. You're at home with your family. You think you're safe. You're wrong... Ava's life is the kind other people envy: loving husband; great kids; beautiful house. Until the night a violent home invasion turns the dream into a nightmare, and leaves her beautiful daughter fighting to survive. And then things get worse. Ava realises that the attack wasn't random. Someone is targeting her family. Why? Who could hate them enough to kill? Ava must find out what really happened that night, to save those she loves from even greater danger. But when everyone around you has been lying, how do you decide who to trust? And Ava has secrets of her own... For fans of The Silent Patient, The Wife Between Us and Perfect Child, In Her Eyes is a dark and twisty thriller. You're about to find out that home is where the hate is. WHAT THE READERS ARE SAYING 'Exciting and full of family drama, I definitely recommend!' 5* 'Rarely gives you room to breathe . . . This is highly recommended and I enjoyed every minute and sleepless night of this novel' 5* 'Wow! What a book! Pulled me right in from the beginning and did not let go. There were so many twists and turns in this book I was left speechless at times' 5* 'With every chapter I suspected somebody different and was completely blown away by the ending. Certainly one of the best thrillers of 2019' 5* 'WOW' 5* 'If you want to be kept hanging by a thread on the edge of your seat... this is the book for you' 5* 'Amazing! I cannot get over how hooked this had me!' 5*

Friends Like These A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist

Friends Like These A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist

Author: Sarah Alderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

As addictive as THE SILENT PATIENT, as gripping as THE GIRL BEFORE. One wrong click can ruin your life... Lizzie hasn't thought about her colleague Becca in years - not since the accident. Then Becca's ex-boyfriend turns up on Tinder, and Lizzie's curiosity is sparked. It looks like Becca hasn't changed. She's still all over social media: #perfectlife, #perfectjob, #blessed. Lizzie can't resist a dig. But she sends her mean comment to Becca by mistake... She's about to find out you can't always believe what you see online. And that with friends like Becca, you don't need enemies... A gripping read with a twist you won't see coming - the perfect thriller for the digital age. Readers love FRIENDS LIKE THESE 'FABULOUS. Best psychological thriller I've read.' 'Absolutely loved every second of it and didn't want it to end.' 'Can't wait for her next book. Just blown away.' 'This was the best book I have read all year. Absolutely amazing. It kept me up ALL night because I just couldn't put it down.' 'More than a 5 star, completely original, scary, tense, thrilling, and chilling. Loved, loved, loved, loved.'

Friends Like These A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist

Friends Like These A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist

Author: Sarah Alderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2018

As addictive as THE SILENT PATIENT, as gripping as THE GIRL BEFORE. Lizzie hasn't thought much about Becca since the accident. She remembers the blood though. She can see how you wouldn't be the same again after something like that. No one was surprised when Becca didn't come back to work. And Lizzie's different these days too. She used to be the one in the shadows, stalking Becca's perfect life online, but a lot has changed since then. So when Becca's ex shows up on Tinder, Lizzie swipes right. Why not? Doesn't she deserve a chance at happiness as well? Becca will have moved on. There's no way she'd even remember Lizzie, no way she could know anything about her life - is there? She's about to find out that with a friend like Becca, she doesn't need enemies... 'This cleverly plotted, well written book kept me engaged to the last page.' Rachel Abbott 'Captivating' SJI Holliday 'Absolutely loved this' Claire McGowan See what readers are saying about FRIENDS LIKE THESE 'a rollercoaster ride of plot twists and turns that will leave you breathless.' NetGalley Reviewer 'a cleverly written and well plotted thriller' Goodreads Reviewer 'I struggled to put this book down and read it at every opportunity.' NetGalley Reviewer 'this is a readable thriller packed with characters many of us will undoubtedly relate to.' Amazon Reviewer 'an incredibly modern and accessible psychological thriller.' NetGalley Reviewer

Can We Live Here Finding a Home in Paradise

Can We Live Here Finding a Home in Paradise

Author: Sarah Alderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

'Last week, I was sitting in seven layers (two of them thermal) next to a fire, with a blanket wrapped around me. Now, I am sleeping in knickers and a vest under a fan. Let the mosquitos bites me. They can have me...Can we live here?...If I don't become roadkill in the next few days, I'll let you know my thoughts.'In 2009, Sarah and John Alderson quit their full-time jobs in London and headed off, with Alula, their three-year-old daughter, on a global adventure to find a new home. For eight months, they travelled through Australia, the US and Asia - navigating India with a toddler in a tutu, battling black magic curses in Indonesia and encountering bears in North America - asking themselves one defining question: Can We Live Here?'

Conspiracy Girl

Conspiracy Girl

Author: Sarah Alderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

Everybody knows about the Cooper Killings. There was only one survivor - fifteen year-old Nic Preston. Now eighteen, Nic is trying hard to rebuild her life. But then one night her high-security apartment is broken into. It seems the killers are back to finish the job. Finn Carter - hacker, rule breaker, player - is the last person Nic ever wants to see again. He's the reason her mother's murderers walked free. But as the people hunting her close in, Nic has to accept that her best chance of staying alive is by staying close to Finn. And the closer they get to the truth, and to each other, the greater the danger becomes. 'Gripping, sexy thriller' The Bookseller 'High on emotion, action, romance and danger, Conspiracy Girlgrips like a vice... and steals your heart!' Lancashire Evening Post 'A YA Queen' Wondrous Reads

Out of Control

Out of Control

Author: Sarah Alderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2014

Liva has moved to New York to start a new life. But when gunmen storm into the house in the middle of the night and kill everyone apart from her, that new life seems to swiftly become a living nightmare. Soon Liva is on the run, and bad boy Jay seems to be the only person she can trust. Only Jay and Liva don't know who they're running from. All they know is that whoever it is, they want Liva dead . . . or worse . . . www.sarahalderson.com @sarahalderson

Lila Collection

Lila Collection

Author: Sarah Alderson Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2014

17-year-old Lila has two secrets she's prepared to take to the grave. The first is that she can move things just by looking at them. The second is that she's been in love with her brother's best friend, Alex, since forever. After a mugging exposes her unique ability, Lila decides to run to the only people she can trust - her brother and Alex. They live in Southern California where they work for a secret organisation called The Unit, and Lila discovers that the two of them are hunting down the men who murdered her mother five years before. And that they've found them. In a world where nothing and no one is quite as they seem, Lila quickly realises that she is not alone - there are others out there just like her - people with special powers - and her mother's killer is one of them This ebook exclusive contains both Hunting Lila and Losing Lila books as well as an additional steamy scene between Lila and Alex. WARNING: Contains adult content.

Lila Shortcuts

Lila Shortcuts

Author: Sarah Alderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2013

Five compelling new short stories based in the world of HUNTING LILA. Told from the perspectives of Alex, Jack, Demos, Amber and Suki - fans of this thrilling series now have a chance to delve into the minds of other characters, and see what they really think!

The Sound

The Sound

Author: Sarah Alderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

When aspiring music journalist Ren Kingston takes a job nannying for a wealthy family on the exclusive island of Nantucket, playground for Boston's elite, she's hoping for a low-key summer reading books and blogging about bands. Boys are firmly offthe agenda. What she doesn'tcount on is falling in with a bunch of party-loving private school kids who are hiding some dark secrets; falling (possibly) in love with the local bad boy; and falling out with a dangerous serial killer...

Tormenting Lila

Tormenting Lila

Author: Sarah Alderson Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2013

When Lila and Alex sneak off for a romantic weekend away, Lila's hoping she'll finally have a chance to work on Alex's resolve. But just as things start heating up news reaches them of a serial killer at loose on the island and it isn't long before their intimate weekend away is interrupted. A mind reader, a projector, a protective older brother and a serial killer. Which one is going to find Lila first?--- Set 8 weeks after the end of Losing Lila, this story will delight fans of Hunting Lila while introducing them to the characters and stunning location from Sarah's next book The Sound(published August 1st, 2013).

Fated

Fated

Author: Sarah Alderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2012

What happens when you discover you aren't who you thought you were? When the person you love is the person who must betray you. If fate is already determined - can you fight it? Lucas Gray is half Shadow Warrior, half human, and a member of the Brotherhood - a group of assassins tasked with killing the last purebred Hunter on Earth before she can fulfil a dangerous prophecy. The Hunter's name is Evie Tremain. Evie Tremain is seventeen-years-old, a waitress and has just discovered she is the last in a long line of demon slayers - and an unwilling participant in a war between Hunters and unhumans that has raged for the last thousand years.

Hunting Lila

Hunting Lila

Author: Sarah Alderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

17-year-old Lila has two secrets she's prepared to take to the grave. The first is that she can move things just by looking at them. The second is that she's been in love with her brother's best friend, Alex, since forever. After a mugging exposes her unique ability, Lila decides to run to the only people she can trust - her brother and Alex. They live in Southern California where they work for a secret organisation called The Unit, and Lila discovers that the two of them are hunting down the men who murdered her mother five years before. And that they've found them. In a world where nothing and no one is quite as they seem, Lila quickly realises that she is not alone - there are others out there just like her - people with special powers -and her mother's killer is one of them...