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Tammy Cohen - Author

About the Author

Tammy Cohen (who previously wrote under her formal name Tamar Cohen)  has a growing backlist of acclaimed novels of domestic noir including:The Mistress's Revenge, The War of the Wives, and Someone Else's Wedding. Her break-out psychological suspense thriller was The Broken, followed by Dying for Christmas, First One Missing and When She Was Bad.

She lives in North London with her partner and three (nearly) grown children, plus one  badly behaved dog.

Author photo © Johnny Ring

Featured books by Tammy Cohen

Dying for Christmas Tis the Season to be Dead

Dying for Christmas Tis the Season to be Dead

Author: Tammy Cohen Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2014

I am missing. Held captive by a blue-eyed stranger. To mark the twelve days of Christmas, he gives me a gift every day, each more horrible than the last. The twelfth day is getting closer. After that, there'll be no more Christmas cheer for me. No mince pies, no carols. No way out...But I have a secret. No-one has guessed it. Will you?

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Other books by Tammy Cohen

Stop At Nothing the mesmerising and suspenseful page-turner

Stop At Nothing the mesmerising and suspenseful page-turner

Author: Tammy Cohen Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/12/2019

'Chillingly believable and absolutely addictive. I read it in three days flat.' Incredible.' LISA JEWELL Tess has always tried to be a good mother. Of course, there are things she wishes she'd done differently, but doesn't everyone feel that way? Then Emma, her youngest, is attacked on her way home from a party, plunging them into a living nightmare which only gets worse when the man responsible is set free. So when Tess sees the attacker in the street near their home, she is forced to take matters into her own hands. But blinded by her need to protect her daughter at any cost, might she end up putting her family in even greater danger? There's nothing she wouldn't do to make it right . . . but what if she makes it all worse? An unputdownable thriller, perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Heidi Perks and C L Taylor. ******** WHAT AUTHORS ARE SAYING: 'I read this straight through, only stopping to sleep. I absolutely loved it.' JANE FALLON 'An engrossing read.' LESLEY KARA, bestselling author of The Rumour 'A realistic and modern thriller, with a totally relatable premise and a heroine you can't help but root for.' GILLIAN MACALLISTER 'A chilling and completely gripping tale of obsession, shame and mother love.' JANE CASEY

Clean Break

Clean Break

Author: Tammy Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Dying for Christmas A Novel

Dying for Christmas A Novel

Author: Tammy Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2017

They All Fall Down

They All Fall Down

Author: Tammy Cohen Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2017

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of They All Fall Down by Tammy Cohen, read by Elizabeth Bower. 'A fast-paced, twist-fuelled read' Good Housekeeping'I devoured this book in one sitting; it's gripping throughout with a brilliant twist in the tip of its tail.' ERIN KELLY, bestselling author of He Said She Said'Tammy Cohen can twist a story better than any crime writer I know' JANE CASEY'Brilliant, twisty, clever - another gripping thriller from Tammy Cohen. I absolutely loved it' LISA JEWELL'An ingeniously dark premise...proves Tammy Cohen to be a master at the literary sleight of hand...I loved it.' SARAH PINBOROUGH, author of Behind Her Eyes ****************************The psychological thriller of the year from You Magazine bookclub favourite, TAMMY COHEN. Filled with the incredible twists of A COUPLE NEXT DOOR and the psychological suspense of HE SAID SHE SAID.Hannah had a normal life - a loving husband, a good job. Until she did something shocking.Now she's in a psychiatric clinic. It should be a safe place. But patients keep dying.The doctors say it's suicide. Hannah knows they're lying. Can she make anyone believe her before the killer strikes again?***********************************'Set mainly in a mental institution, They All Fall Down is a superb story in which staff and patients alike are suspects with secrets. Tammy Cohen has brought her trademark wit and emotional intelligence to this gripping tale. Beautifully written, her fragile and vulnerable characters are fascinating, fully-formed, and entirely believable. Drop everything and reach for this book' LIZ NUGENT, bestselling author of Lying in Wait'Once again Tammy Cohen proves she is the master of the unexpected in THEY ALL FALL DOWN. It's a brilliant one-sitting read of a book where the surprises keep coming until the very last page. If you don't read it, you're missing out' COLETTE MCBETH'A gripping, complex, twisty read...This book will demand your attention and will not let go' EMMA KAVANAGH

They All Fall Down

They All Fall Down

Author: Tammy Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

`I devoured this book in one sitting; it's gripping throughout with a brilliant twist in the tip of its tail.' ERIN KELLY, bestselling author of The Poison Tree She knows there's a killer on the loose. But no-one believes her. Will she be next? Hannah had a normal life - a loving husband, a good job. Until she did something shocking. Now she's in a psychiatric clinic. It should be a safe place. But patients keep dying. The doctors say it's suicide. Hannah knows they're lying. Can she make anyone believe her before the killer strikes again?

When She Was Bad

When She Was Bad

Author: Tammy Cohen Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 16/06/2016

You see the people you work with every day; but what can't you see? Amira, Sarah, Paula, Ewan and Charlie have worked together for years - they know how each other likes their coffee, whose love life is a mess, whose children keep them up at night. But their comfortable routine life is suddenly shattered when an aggressive new boss walks in...Now, there's something chilling in the air. Who secretly hates everyone? Who is tortured by their past? Who is capable of murder?

First One Missing

First One Missing

Author: Tammy Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

________ 'A taut, psychologically gripping, gut-wrenching thriller from one of my favourite writers.' - LISA JEWELL 'Astonishingly good' C L TAYLOR 'We guarantee you'll be gripped' Closer ________ There are three things no-one can prepare you for when your daughter goes missing: - You are haunted by her memory day and night - Even close friends can't understand what you are going through. - Only in a group with mothers of other lost children can you find real comfort. But as the parents gather to offer each other support in the wake of another disappearance, a crack appears in the group that threatens to rock their lives all over again. Welcome to the club no one wants to join. ________ 'FIRST ONE MISSING gripped me from the beginning and didn't let go. It'll keep you guessing until the last chapter' JANE FALLON) 'Head and shoulders above the rest. Gripping' DAILY MAIL

Dying for Christmas Tis the Season to be Dead

Dying for Christmas Tis the Season to be Dead

Author: Tammy Cohen Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2014

I am missing. Held captive by a blue-eyed stranger. To mark the twelve days of Christmas, he gives me a gift every day, each more horrible than the last. The twelfth day is getting closer. After that, there'll be no more Christmas cheer for me. No mince pies, no carols. No way out...But I have a secret. No-one has guessed it. Will you?

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Killer Couples True Stories of Partners in Crime

Killer Couples True Stories of Partners in Crime

Author: Tammy Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2012

Love and lust are among the most powerful of emotions, but when a joint thirst for violence is thrown into the mix, it creates the ultimate lethal cocktail. Killer Couples explores the deadly dynamic that exists within the relationships of men and women whose romantic obsession leads them to commit acts of bloody devastation. Looking at case histories from around the world - some well known, others whose shocking truth is revealed for the first time - it asks what kind of love proves itself by brutality against innocents, what warped ties of loyalty bind a lover to a mate who murders, and how the balance of power between a couple can become so twisted that other people become irrelevant and, worse, disposable. The seemingly normal can all too frequently hide a macabre depravity for terror, torture and death. If they hadn't met, these people might have continued through their lives in unremarkable obsurity. In all their horrific detail, discover how their flaws and fantasies fused to create a monster that fed on the sadistic extermination of their victims. The couples in this book could be your neighbours, even your friends. They're ordinary people with an extraordinary secret - murder.

How I Made My First Million

How I Made My First Million

Author: Tammy Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2010

Who doesn't want to be a millionaire? Well, if you have ever wanted to join the growing ranks of British millionaires, then this is the book for you. Here, sixteen self-made multi-millionaires come clean about how they became filthy rich. There's Andrew Reynolds, who grew up in a small caravan, yet went on to make GBP30million working from home. And Dominic McVey, who made a fortune importing scooters when he was just 14 adn now, ten years on, is head of a thriving cosmetics distribution company. There is no such thing as a 'typical millionaire'. Some are middle-ages, others are barely out of school; some come from nothing, others reinvent themselves after changing careers. In fact, all they have in common is ambition, motivation and the ability to think big.

Friends Again & True Stories of Love, Reconciliation and Murder

Friends Again & True Stories of Love, Reconciliation and Murder

Author: Tammy Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2009

From the moment that the first social networking sites started putting old school friends in contact with one another, the nation has been gripped by a frenzy of nostalgia as long-forgotten classmates and old flames were brought together once more by the click of a mouse. Friends Again - is packed with incredible stories, including: * The father reunited with his children after twenty-five years of searching. * The childhood sweethearts who finally tied the knot after being apart for more than a quarter of a century. * The wife who discovered her husband was a bigamist by reading about his 'wedding' on his web profile, The past is a Pandora's box of heightened emotions and seductive nostalgia. Once you open it up, it's very easy to get sucked inside. The consequences can be life changing.

How I Made My First Million Sixteen True Stories of How British Tycoons Made Their Fortunes

How I Made My First Million Sixteen True Stories of How British Tycoons Made Their Fortunes

Author: Tammy Cohen Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/03/2009

Well, by reading this book for a start. In How I Made My First Million, sixteen self-made multimillionaires come clean about how they got filthy rich. There's Andrew Reynolds who grew up in a one-bedroom caravan, yet went on to make GBP30 million working from home. Or Dominic McVey who made a fortune importing scooters when he was just 14 and now, aged 23, is head of a thriving cosmetics distribution company. What the people in this book prove is that there's no such thing as a typical millionaire. Some are middle aged, others are barely out of school. Some come from nothing with everything to prove, others reinvent themselves after otherwise indifferent careers. In fact, the only thing they have in common is ambition, motivation and the ability to think big. By reading their insightful and inspirational accounts, you'll learn how they came by their initial ideas, why they succeeded where so many others have failed and, most importantly, why anyone can do it if they just put their minds to it. Witty, moving and packed with invaluable insider tips, How I Made My First Million is essential reading for anyone who has ever had a dream, or dared to think outside the box.

Up the Creek without a Paddle

Up the Creek without a Paddle

Author: Tammy Cohen Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2008

For nearly six years, everyone around them, including the couple's own sons, were duped into thinking John had died in a canoeing accident at sea, leaving Anne a grieving widow, when in fact he was hiding out in the house next door. But when, in an uncharacteristically bold move, Anne sold up and moved halfway across the world to Panama, the Darwins' carefully woven tapestry of lies began to unravel, revealing a trail of deception and heartache. So just what makes an ordinary man believe he's better off dead than alive? How does it feel to be a ghost in your own life? What kind of parents watch their sons weep, knowing they can end their grief with just a word? In this fascinating book, Tammy Cohen tells the remarkable true story of the man who came back from the dead, the wife who concealed his existence from the world and the web of deceit that finally ensnared them both.

Killer Couples

Killer Couples

Author: Tammy Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2008

Love and lust are among the most powerful of emotions, but when a joint thirst for violence is thrown into the mix, it creates the ultimate lethal cocktail. Killer Couples explores the deadly dynamic that exists within the relationship of men and women whose romantic obsession leads them to commit acts of bloody devastation. Looking at case histories from around the world - some well known, others whose shocking truth is revealed for the first time - it asks what kind of love proves itself by brutality against innocents, what warped ties of loyalty bind a lover to a mate who murders, and how the balance of power between a couple can become so twisted that other people become irrelevant and, worse, disposable.The seemingly normal can all too frequently hide a macabre depravity for terror, torture and death. If they hadn't met, these people might have continued through their lives in unremarkable obscurity. In all their horrific detail, discover how their flaws and fantasies fused to create a monster that fed on the sadistic extermination of their victims.The couples in this book could be your neighbours, even your friends. They're ordinary people with an extraordinary secret - murder.