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Heidi Perks - Author

About the Author

Heidi Perks is a full-time writer and mum of two. Beneath the Surface is her debut novel and is inspired by the writing of Liane Moriarty and Rosamund Lupton, amongst others. She is a graduate of the Curtis Brown Creative Novel Writing course and studied marketing at Bournemouth University. She has since returned to the town to set up home by the sea with her husband and their two young children. Heidi's passion for the beach and the sea always makes its way into her writing, and her happiest times are spent on the sand and in the waves with her family.

 

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Come Back For Me Your next obsession from the author of Richard & Judy bestseller NOW YOU SEE HER

Come Back For Me Your next obsession from the author of Richard & Judy bestseller NOW YOU SEE HER

Author: Heidi Perks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

The breathtaking new thriller from the author of the Richard and Judy bestseller NOW YOU SEE HER ____________________________ A DEADLY DISCOVERY. AN ISLAND WRAPPED IN SECRETS. A tiny community is stunned when long-buried body is found. For Stella Harvey the news is doubly shocking. The body has been uncovered in the garden of her childhood home - the home her family fled without explanation twenty-five years ago. Desperate to unearth the truth, Stella returns to the isolated island. But the community she left isn't as welcoming as she remembers - and people will go to any length to protect their secrets. One thing rings true... You can't bury the truth forever. ____________________________ Early readers love Heidi's latest five-star thriller: 'This is a read not to be missed!!!' 'Family secrets, mystery and intrigue. This is the perfect book that won't disappoint' 'A surprising plot and lots of twists with interesting characters. I loved the writing style and the setting of the story' 'Come Back For Me is easily the best thriller I've read in a long time' 'Lots of twists and turns, guaranteed page-turner that keeps you guessing until the end' 'Come Back For Me was a really engaging and addictive read, about family secrets, a tight-knit community and family ties' 'Fascinating family drama with more than a hint of psychological thriller' 'A fantastic thriller that grabbed me from the start' 'Full of twists and turns, this book will have you riveted to every surprise event' 'I literally finished this book in a few hours - I couldn't tell myself to put it down.' 'Perks has a real knack for throwing red herrings at the readers - I had a long list of suspects and theories, but she still managed to pull it out of the bag and surprise me' 'If you're looking for a thriller with plenty of mystery and intrigue, you've got the perfect book here'

Come Back For Me Your next obsession from the author of Richard & Judy bestseller NOW YOU SEE HER

Come Back For Me Your next obsession from the author of Richard & Judy bestseller NOW YOU SEE HER

Author: Heidi Perks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

YOUR NEXT SUMMER READING OBSESSION The breathtaking new thriller from the author of the Richard and Judy bestseller NOW YOU SEE HER ____________________________ A DEADLY DISCOVERY. AN ISLAND WRAPPED IN SECRETS. A tiny community is stunned when long-buried body is found. For Stella Harvey the news is doubly shocking. The body has been uncovered in the garden of her childhood home - the home her family fled without explanation twenty-five years ago. Desperate to unearth the truth, Stella returns to the isolated island. But the community she left isn't as welcoming as she remembers - and people will go to any length to protect their secrets. One thing rings true... You can't bury the truth forever. ____________________________ 'A highly addictive and thrilling read.' HEAT 'Subtly, elegantly told, and with enough twists to satisfy any detective fan, it is razor sharp and impossible to put down.' DAILY MAIL ____________________________ Early readers love Heidi's latest five-star thriller: 'This is a read not to be missed!!!' 'Family secrets, mystery and intrigue. This is the perfect book that won't disappoint' 'A surprising plot and lots of twists with interesting characters. I loved the writing style and the setting of the story' 'Come Back For Me is easily the best thriller I've read in a long time' 'Lots of twists and turns, guaranteed page-turner that keeps you guessing until the end' 'Come Back For Me was a really engaging and addictive read, about family secrets, a tight-knit community and family ties' 'Fascinating family drama with more than a hint of psychological thriller' 'A fantastic thriller that grabbed me from the start' 'Full of twists and turns, this book will have you riveted to every surprise event' 'I literally finished this book in a few hours - I couldn't tell myself to put it down.' 'Perks has a real knack for throwing red herrings at the readers - I had a long list of suspects and theories, but she still managed to pull it out of the bag and surprise me' 'If you're looking for a thriller with plenty of mystery and intrigue, you've got the perfect book here' 'The twists and turns held me rapt throughout, and when it was all revealed it left me a bit gobsmacked. And very shocked!' 'This book had me gripped from the start, will be looking at more from this author.' 'What really sets Heidi Perks' stories apart is that the stories are thought provoking. The characters and situations will stay with you long after you have finished the last page.' 'The combination of a strong story, realistic characters and brilliant writing gives you one of the best books I've read in the last year' 'An absolute cracker of a read.' 'This is a must have for your holiday reading pile.' 'Another gem from Heidi Perks!' 'Keeps you reading late into the night!'

Come Back For Me Your next obsession from the author of Richard & Judy bestseller NOW YOU SEE HER

Come Back For Me Your next obsession from the author of Richard & Judy bestseller NOW YOU SEE HER

Author: Heidi Perks Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

YOUR NEXT SUMMER READING OBSESSION The breathtaking new thriller from the author of the Richard and Judy bestseller NOW YOU SEE HER ____________________________ A DEADLY DISCOVERY. AN ISLAND WRAPPED IN SECRETS. A tiny community is stunned when long-buried body is found. For Stella Harvey the news is doubly shocking. The body has been uncovered in the garden of her childhood home - the home her family fled without explanation twenty-five years ago. Desperate to unearth the truth, Stella returns to the isolated island. But the community she left isn't as welcoming as she remembers - and people will go to any length to protect their secrets. One thing rings true... You can't bury the truth forever. ____________________________ 'A highly addictive and thrilling read.' HEAT 'Subtly, elegantly told, and with enough twists to satisfy any detective fan, it is razor sharp and impossible to put down.' DAILY MAIL ____________________________ Early readers love Heidi's latest five-star thriller: 'This is a read not to be missed!!!' 'Family secrets, mystery and intrigue. This is the perfect book that won't disappoint' 'A surprising plot and lots of twists with interesting characters. I loved the writing style and the setting of the story' 'Come Back For Me is easily the best thriller I've read in a long time' 'Lots of twists and turns, guaranteed page-turner that keeps you guessing until the end' 'Come Back For Me was a really engaging and addictive read, about family secrets, a tight-knit community and family ties' 'Fascinating family drama with more than a hint of psychological thriller' 'A fantastic thriller that grabbed me from the start' 'Full of twists and turns, this book will have you riveted to every surprise event' 'I literally finished this book in a few hours - I couldn't tell myself to put it down.' 'Perks has a real knack for throwing red herrings at the readers - I had a long list of suspects and theories, but she still managed to pull it out of the bag and surprise me' 'If you're looking for a thriller with plenty of mystery and intrigue, you've got the perfect book here' 'The twists and turns held me rapt throughout, and when it was all revealed it left me a bit gobsmacked. And very shocked!' 'This book had me gripped from the start, will be looking at more from this author.' 'What really sets Heidi Perks' stories apart is that the stories are thought provoking. The characters and situations will stay with you long after you have finished the last page.' 'The combination of a strong story, realistic characters and brilliant writing gives you one of the best books I've read in the last year' 'An absolute cracker of a read.' 'This is a must have for your holiday reading pile.' 'Another gem from Heidi Perks!' 'Keeps you reading late into the night!'

Now You See Her

Now You See Her

Author: Heidi Perks Format: eBook Release Date: 26/07/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Now You See Her by Heidi Perks.She was your responsibility. And now she's missing.'A gripping tale of friendship and deceit, where nothing is what it seems' - Laura Marshall, bestselling author of FRIEND REQUEST____________________________Charlotte is looking after her best friend's daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second.Now, Charlotte must do the unthinkable: tell her best friend Harriet that her only child is missing. The child she was meant to be watching.Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again.Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface.Someone is hiding the truth about what really happened to Alice.Unputdownable psychological suspense from an exciting new talent, perfect for fans of Shari Lapena's THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR and Claire Mackintosh's I LET YOU GO.

Now You See Her The compulsive thriller you need to read

Now You See Her The compulsive thriller you need to read

Author: Heidi Perks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

THE SUNDAY TIMES-BESTSELLING RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB FAVOURITE She was your responsibility. And now she's missing. `A gripping tale of friendship and deceit, where nothing is what it seems' - Laura Marshall, bestselling author of FRIEND REQUEST ____________________________ Charlotte is looking after her best friend's daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second. Now, Charlotte must do the unthinkable: tell her best friend Harriet that her only child is missing. The child she was meant to be watching. Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again. Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface. Someone is hiding the truth about what really happened to Alice. Unputdownable psychological suspense from an exciting new talent, perfect for fans of Shari Lapena's THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR and Claire Mackintosh's I LET YOU GO. ____________________________ What everyone's saying about 'the best book of the summer': 'I flew through this book in three days, with my heart in my mouth. Seriously page turning' - Lisa Jewell, author of Then She Was Gone `Totally hooked from the first page. Such an accomplished thriller!' Amy Lloyd, author of The Innocent Wife 'I read this book in one tension-filled evening and couldn't go to bed until I knew how it ended.' - Jenny Blackhurst, author of The Foster Child and How I Lost You `Loved the female friendships and the constant twists and turns - a definite must-read for summer!' - Hollie Overton, author of Baby Doll and The Walls `This book was beyond amazing and I read it in the one sitting... I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!' - real 5-star reader review 'Absolutely brilliant. Couldn't put this book down. Right from the very start you are gripped' - real 5-star reader review 'A chilling tale of friendships, deceit, manipulation and secrets that had me hooked in from the very first page.' - real 5-star reader review `I instantly needed to know what happened [...] the wait was agonising but absolutely worth it' - real 5-star reader review `It's just one of those books you can't wait to get back to.' - real 5-star reader review 'such a gripping story that I read the rest of the book in one sitting. I just had to know what was going to happen' - real 5-star reader review 'An intense, chilling read that kept me gripped throughout' - real 5-star reader review 'Heidi Perks writes with an instinctive knowledge of how to keep the reader enthralled' - real 5-star reader review 'This is a taut thriller that reads like a TV drama in-the-making. It'll make you wary of those around you, past and present.' - real 5-star reader review 'Brilliant book to have for summer reading' - real 5-star reader review

Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

Author: Heidi Perks Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2016

I donEt know where you are...I donEt know what IEve done...Teenager Abigail Ryder is devastated when she gets home from school to find her family gone.Nothing makes sense. Things are missing from the house and her stepsistersE room is completely empty. But the police think sheEs trouble, and when grandmother Eleanor tells her to forget them all and move on, thereEs no choice other than face the future - alone.Fourteen years on, Abi and Adam are a happy couple on the verge of parenthood. But when the past comes back to haunt Abi, the only way forward is to go back and uncover the truth - and reveal the dreadful secrets a mother has been hiding all these years.