Tracy Buchanan is a web journalist and producer who lives in Milton Keynes with her husband, their little girl and their one-eyed Jack Russell. Tracy travelled extensively while working as a travel magazine editor, sating the wanderlust she developed while listening to her Sri Lankan grandparents' childhood stories - the same wanderlust that now inspires her writing.
August 2016 Book of the Month. A tension filled, dramatically striking tale, where there is far more to discover than you may at first think. Anna finds herself in the worst possible position when she takes a life in order to save her baby daughter. Events soon spiral out of control as a serial murderer from the past appears to be back in circulation. The clever unnerving prologue made me pause, and I read it again, just to confirm my initial feelings. Tracy Buchanan’s writing ensured I immediately connected with Anna as a shocking incident occurred, then a tight knot of unease grew inside me as events unfolded. An unknown and frankly chilling voice interjects every now and then, sewing discord, creating disquiet and uncertainty. With several blades thrusting for dominance, it’s easy to get lost in the moment before realising with a jolt that a voice from the past is threatening the future. ‘No Turning Back’ throws feelings and thoughts up in the air, before allowing them to settle for the end, and is a thought-provoking read. ~ Liz Robinson
A beautifully descriptive and cleverly intriguing read with a monumental secret lying buried at it’s heart. As Willow realises her memories of her childhood may be distorted, she begins a quest to piece the history of her family together. The storyline weaves between 2016 and the past in the most captivating way. Tracy Buchanan gradually raises an enigmatic veil to expose secrets, revealing that further surprises lie in wait, ready to ambush your attention. There are moments that are described so eloquently they are seared like a lightening strike onto your imagination, enabling a connection to the essence that binds this story together. The ache and intensity of feelings from the different time frames breathes life through and over the pages, which almost turn themselves. ‘My Sister’s Secret’ is not only fascinating, it is also unpredictable, deeply emotional, and a truly captivating read. ~ Liz Robinson
How far would you go for the one you love the most? When Louise Fenton flies to Thailand to find her mother, Nora, after the Boxing Day tsunami, she fears the worst when the only trace she can find is her mother's distinctive bag. In the bag is a beautifully crafted atlas owned by travel journalist Claire Shreve, with her notes and mementos slipped in-between the pages. The journal tells the story of Claire's struggle to find her place in the world following a life-altering revelation, and a tumultuous love affair. Louise treks across Thailand's scarred landscape, exploring Claire's atlas to try to make sense of the connection between this woman and the mother she is so desperate to find. As devastated people are beginning to put their lives back together, Louise uncovers the secrets that nearly destroyed Claire and the man she loved - the same secrets her mother has been guarding all these years ...THE ATLAS OF US will take you on a moving and enthralling journey across the globe, and into the most intimate spaces in a relationship. And it will find its way into your heart.
How far would you go to find the truth? 2009 Since Amber lost her child ten years ago, her sole focus has been keeping her small business afloat. Her life seems to be on hold until the morning she finds a girl on the beach outside her gift shop. A girl who has no shoes, no name, and no idea where she came from. 1989 As a wildlife documentary maker, Gwyneth's work has taken her all over the world. When she has a terrible accident in the remote Scottish Highlands, she is saved by the McClusky family and taken into their home. But there is more to this family than meets the eye, and something from their past threatens to tear them apart. Both Amber and Gwyneth are at the beginning of a journey that will unearth long-held family secrets, and has the power to change each of their lives forever... A gripping, emotional page turner with a breath-taking twist, perfect for fans of Susan Lewis, Kerry Fisher and Amanda Prowse. 'Tracy Buchanan writes moving, gripping, heartbreakingly real family drama.' Susan Lewis, Sunday Times bestselling author of ONE MINUTE LATER 'An ambitious and deeply poignant story that will take you into another world.' Heat 'Beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting ... Really worth a read.' Hello! 'My first book by Tracy Buchanan, it won't be my last... Draws you in and leaves you eager to keep reading on' Reader review 'Fantastic little page-turner ... An emotional roller coaster' Reader review 'Intriguing, gripping and I couldn't read fast enough... As well as thoroughly enjoying the relatable characters I enjoyed the description of the different settings in Scotland and Iceland. They were magical, descriptions of frozen waterfalls, icy lakes - I actually felt the biting cold as though I was actually there.' Radio Tamworth Book Club
From the #1 bestselling author of My Sister's Secret and No Turning Back For the first time in your life, she is going to tell you the truth... Then: A trip to the beach tore Becky's world apart. It was the day her mother Selma met the mysterious man she went on to fall in love with, and leave her husband and child for. Now: It's been a decade since they last spoke, but Selma has just weeks to live. And she has something important to tell Becky - a secret she been hiding for many years. She had another daughter. With the loss of her mother, Becky aches to find her sister. She knows she cannot move forward in her life without answers, but who can she really trust? An emotionally powerful novel full of twists and family secrets. Perfect for fans of Josephine Cox and Susan Lewis. What others are saying about The Lost Sister: Wow! What an amazing read! tons of twists and turns and full of suspense... can't wait for more from this amazing author! Reader review A very thrilling fast paced read. I totally enjoyed it Reader review Wow... could have quite happily finished it in one sitting!! Reader review I really loved this book... Her best yet Candys Book Case Tracy Buchanan writes beautifully. Reader review Beautiful but haunting Reader review This book is such a page turner and packed full of emotion Reader review There are so many twists and turns... a heart-rending and thought-provoking book!!! Book In One Hand Coffee In Another I literally couldn't put this book down... I yelled out at least three times in this amazing book. The Lost Sister is one that will be with me for a long time to come. Reader review 'Refreshing and intriguing ...I loved it!' Tracy Rees, Richard and Judy bestselling author of The Hourglass 'Tracy Buchanan writes moving, gripping, heartbreakingly real family drama.' Susan Lewis, author of One Minute Later 'Twisty, emotional and far too hard to put down.' Katie Marsh, author of My Everything
A girl has gone missing. You've never met her, but you're to blame. From the #1 bestselling author of My Sister's Secret... Food writer Estelle Forster has the perfect life. And with her first book on the way, it's about to get even better. When Estelle hears about Poppy O'Farrell's disappearance, she assumes the girl has simply run away. But Estelle's world crumbles when she's sent a photo of Poppy, along with a terrifying note: I'm watching you. I know everything about you. Estelle has no idea who's threatening her, or how she's connected to the missing teen, but she thinks the answers lie in the coastal town she once called home, and the past she hoped was long behind her. Estelle knows she must do everything to find Poppy. But how far will she go to hide the truth - that her perfect life was the perfect lie? Her Last Breath is an addictive, page-turning read that fans of Lisa Jewell and Claire Douglas will love...
A girl has gone missing. You've never met her, but you're to blame.FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY SISTER'S SECRET AND NO TURNING BACKFood writer Estelle Forster has the perfect life. And with her first book on the way, it's about to get even better.When Estelle hears about Poppy O'Farrell's disappearance, she assumes the girl has simply run away. But Estelle's world crumbles when she's sent a photo of Poppy, along with a terrifying note: I'm watching you. I know everything about you.Estelle has no idea who's threatening her, or how she's connected to the missing teen, but she thinks the answers lie in the coastal town she once called home, and the past she hoped was long behind her.Estelle knows she must do everything to find Poppy. But how far will she go to hide the truth - that herperfect life was the perfect lie?Her Last Breath is an addictive, page-turning read that fans of Liane Moriarty and Claire Douglas will love.
You'd kill to protect your child - wouldn't you?FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF My Sister's SecretWhen radio presenter Anna Graves and her baby are attacked on the beach by a crazed teenager, Anna reacts instinctively to protect her daughter.But her life falls apart when the schoolboy dies from his injuries. The police believe Anna's story, until the autopsy results reveal something more sinister.A frenzied media attack sends Anna into a spiral of self-doubt. Her precarious mental state is further threatened when she receives a chilling message from someone claiming to be the 'Ophelia Killer', responsible for a series of murders twenty years ago.Is Anna as innocent as she claims? And is murder forgivable, if committed to save your child's life...?
Everything you've built your life on is a lieWillow's memories of her parents are sun-drenched and full of smiles, love and laughter. But a mysterious invitation to a photographic exhibition exposes a secret that's been buried since a tragic accident years ago.Willow is forced to question everything she knew about Charity, her late mother, and Hope, the aunt she's lived with since she was a child.How was the enigmatic photographer connected to Willow's parents? Why will Hope not break her silence?Willow cannot move forward in her life without answers. But who can she really trust? Because no one has been telling the truth for a very long time.
How far would you go for the one you love the most?A stormy love affair. A secret. A discovery that changes everything ...Louise Fenton flies to a devastated Thailand to search for her mother, missing following the Boxing Day tsunami. The only trace she can find is her mother's distinctive bag. Inside it is a beautifully crafted atlas belonging to a writer named Claire Shreve. But what is the connection between Claire and Louise's missing mum, and can the atlas help Louise find her?As Louise explores the notes and mementoes slipped between the pages of the atlas she learns the story of a life-changing revelation, a tragedy and a passionate love affair. And she uncovers a secret that nearly destroyed Claire and the man she loved - the same secret her mother has been guarding all these years ...