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Claire Douglas - Author

About the Author

Claire Douglas has worked as a journalist for fifteen years writing features for women's magazines and national newspapers, but she's dreamed of being a novelist since the age of seven. She finally got her wish after winning the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award, with her first novel, The Sisters. She lives in Bath with her husband and two children.

Featured books by Claire Douglas

Do Not Disturb Be careful who you let inside . . .

Do Not Disturb Be careful who you let inside . . .

Author: Claire Douglas Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Could your dream home be your worst nightmare? After what happened in London, Kirsty needs a fresh start with her family. And running a guesthouse in the Welsh mountains sounds idyllic. But then their first guest arrives. Selena is the last person Kirsty wants to see. It's seventeen years since she tore everything apart. Why has she chosen now to walk back into Kirsty's life? Is Selena running from something too? Or is there an even darker reason for her visit? Because Kirsty knows that once you invite trouble into your home, it can be murder getting rid of it . . . ________________ 'A chilling reminder that sometimes home is where the hurt is' Cara Hunter 'This kept me up last night. Scary. Twisty. All too believable' Jane Corry 'Absorbing and chilling' Karen Perry 'Will have you tearing through the pages' Paula Daly 'I raced through it' Gillian McAllister 'Kept me guessing up to the thrilling finale' Emma Curtis

eBooks of the Month
Local Girl Missing

Local Girl Missing

Author: Claire Douglas Format: Ebook Release Date: 04/07/2017

From the bestselling author of The Sisters comes this twisty, haunting thriller about two best friends, corrosive jealousy, and dark secretsperfect for fans of The Widow and Luckiest Girl Alive.Someone knows where she isThe old Victorian pier was a thing of beauty until it was allowed to decay. It was where the youth of Oldcliffe-on-Sea would go to hang out. Its also where twenty-one-year-old Sophie Collier disappeared eighteen years ago.Francesca Howe, known as Frankie, was Sophies best friend, and even now she is haunted by the mystery of what happened to her. When Frankie gets a call from Sophies brother, Daniel, informing her that human remains have been found washed up nearby, she immediately wonders if it could be Sophie, and returns to her old hometown to try and find closure. Now an editor at a local newspaper, Daniel believes that Sophie was terrified of someone and that her death was the result of foul play rather than death by misadventure, as the police claim.Daniel arranges a holiday rental for Frankie that overlooks the pier where Sophie disappeared. In the middle of winter and out of season, Frankie feels isolated and unnerved, especially when she is out on the pier late one night and catches a glimpse of a woman who looks like Sophie. Is the pier really haunted, as they joked all those years ago? Could she really be seeing her friends ghost? And what actually happened to her best friend all those years ago?Harrowing, electrifying, and thoroughly compelling, Local Girl Missing showcases once again bestselling author Claire Douglas extraordinary storytelling talent.

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Other books by Claire Douglas

The Couple at No 9

The Couple at No 9

Author: Claire Douglas Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2021

PRE-ORDER THE NEW HEART-POUNDING NOVEL FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, CLAIRE DOUGLAS It was the house of their dreams. Until the bodies were found . . . BODIES FOUND UNDER PATIO When pregnant Saffron Cutler moves into 9 Skelton Place with boyfriend Tom and sets about renovations the last thing she expects is builders uncovering a body - two bodies, in fact. POLICE INVESTIGATE Forensics indicate the bodies have been buried at least thirty years. Nothing Saffy need worry herself over. Until the police launch a murder investigation and ask to speak to the cottage's former owner - her grandmother, Rose. OWNER QUESTIONED Rose is in a care home and Alzheimer's means her memory is increasingly confused. She can't help the police but it is clear she remembers something. A KILLER AT LARGE? As Rose's fragmented memories resurface, and the police dig ever deeper, Saffy fears she and the cottage are being watched. What happened thirty years ago? Why did no one miss the victims? What part did her grandmother play? And is Saffy now in danger? 'This book has everything I love: murder, a taut and fiendishly clever plot and nail-biting tension' EMMA CURTIS 'Combines a tight, gripping, plot and truly shocking twist, with beautiful writing and emotion. A thriller with a heart' NUALA ELLWOOD Praise for Claire Douglas 'Few people do psychological thrillers as claustrophobic and as creepy as Claire Douglas' Tim Weaver, bestselling author of No One Home 'Thrillingly tense and twisty' B. A. Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors 'Stunning . . . with a killer twist' Closer 'Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train' Marie Claire 'Twisty, exciting yet so very real' Gillian McAllister, bestselling author of Anything You Do Say

Just Like the Other Girls

Just Like the Other Girls

Author: Claire Douglas Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2020

TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND READ THE NAIL-BITING NEW THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AUTHOR OF DO NOT DISTURB, CLAIRE DOUGLAS She thought she was safe. So did the others . . . *CARER/COMPANION WANTED FOR ELDERLY LADY* *YOUNG FEMALE PREFERRED * COMPETITIVE SALARY* *ROOM AND BOARD INCLUDED* Una Richardson is devastated after the death of her mother. Hoping for a fresh start, she responds to an advertisement and steps into the rich, comforting world of elderly Mrs Elspeth McKenzie. But Elspeth's home is not as safe as it seems. Kathryn, her cold and bitter daughter, resents Una's presence. More disturbing is the evidence suggesting two girls lived here before. What happened to the girls? Why will the McKenzies not talk about them? As the walls close in around her, Una fears she'll end up just like the other girls . . . 'A thriller that will leave you in a spin' Sun 'A chilling novel. Very hard to put down' Gilly MacMillan 'A wickedly clever page-turner of a psychothriller' Emma Curtis 'If you like thrillers with plenty of killer twists and turns, then Just Like The Other Girls should definitely be high on your reading list' My Weekly Praise for Claire Douglas: 'Few people do psychological thrillers as claustrophobic and as creepy as Claire Douglas' TIM WEAVER, bestselling author of No One Home 'Tense, claustrophobic and gripping' Paula Daly 'Absorbing and chilling' Karen Perry 'Thrillingly tense and twisty' B A Paris 'Kept me up last night - scary, twisty, all too believable' Jane Corry

Then She Vanishes

Then She Vanishes

Author: Claire Douglas Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/08/2019

THE ONLY THING THAT WILL SHOCK YOU MORE THAN THE FIRST CHAPTER . . . IS THE LAST. . . Jess and Heather were once best friends - until the night Heather's sister Flora vanished. The night that lies tore their friendship apart. But years later, when a brutal double murder shakes their childhood town, Jess returns home. Because the suspect is Heather. What happened to the girl you used to know? Then She Vanishes is the twisty, compulsive new thriller from the bestselling author of Local Girl Missing, Last Seen Alive and Do Not Disturb ___________ 'It has twist upon twist upon twist, and even then the final twist took me by surprise. So good!' 5* Reader Review 'A riveting, edge-of-your-seat excitement fest - the plotting was so sinfully clever that I was kept endlessly guessing' 5* Reader Review Praise for Claire Douglas: 'Kept me up last night - scary, twisty, all too believable' Jane Corry 'A page-turning slow burn' Cara Hunter 'Thrillingly tense and twisty' B A Paris 'Tense, claustrophobic and gripping' Paula Daly

Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb

Author: Claire Douglas Format: Ebook Release Date: 09/08/2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Do Not Disturb by Claire Douglas, read by Hannah Daniel. COULD YOUR DREAM HOME BE YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE? After what happened in London, Kirsty needs a fresh start with her family. And running a guesthouse in the Welsh mountains sounds idyllic. But then their first guest arrives. Selena is the last person Kirsty wants to see. Its seventeen years since she tore everything apart. Why has she chosen now to walk back into Kirstys life? Is Selena running from something too? Or is there an even darker reason for her visit? Because Kirsty knows that once you invite trouble into your home, it can be murder getting rid of it . . . This kept me up last night. Scary. Twisty. All too believable. Exactly what you need for a bestselling chiller-thriller Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husbands Wife Secrets lurk behind every corner in this dark, gothic thriller. Absorbing and chilling Karen Perry, bestselling author of Girl Unknown A page-turning slow burn that builds into a chilling reminder that sometimes home is where the hurt is Cara Hunter, bestselling author of Close to Home

Last Seen Alive

Last Seen Alive

Author: Claire Douglas Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/07/2017

'IF YOU LOVED CLARE MACKINTOSH . . . YOU WILL LOVE CLAIRE DOUGLAS' Woman & Home 'Thrillingly tense and twisty, a great read' B A Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors ___________ She can run Libby Hall needs to escape from everything for a while. which is why the house swap is a godsend. The chance for Libby and her husband Jamie to exchange their tiny Bath flat for a beautiful haven on the wild Cornish coast. But she can't hide But before they can begin to heal their fragile marriage, Libby makes some disturbing discoveries about the house. And soon the peace and isolation begin to feel threatening. How alone are they? Why does she feel watched? Because someone knows her secret What is Jamie hiding? Is Libby being paranoid? And why does the house bring back such terrible memories? Memories of the night she last saw her best friend alive . . . and what she did. ___________ 'Stunning. Packed with a killer twist' Closer 'It's impossible to guess the shocking ending' Saga 'I love stories when you're not quite sure who is telling the truth! Kept me guessing' Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband's Wife 'Fast-paced and chock-full of twists' Paula Daly bestselling author of The Mistake I Made 'Thrilling. I could hardly catch my breath between twists!' Jenny Blackhurst, bestselling author of The Foster Child

Local Girl Missing

Local Girl Missing

Author: Claire Douglas Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/08/2016

A twisty, multiple layered thriller where the past and present clash in a maze of suspense. Best friends Francesca and Sophie tell their tales with nearly 20 years separating them. In 1997 Sophie disappeared, she was 21 with plenty to live for, in 2016 Francesca returns to the seaside town when she learns a body has been found. Claire Douglas gives the the two women a conversational, realistic voice, and as more and more layers are revealed, my feelings and thoughts about Francesca and Sophie bounced inside my mind and altered. With corkscrews of secrets and hidden thoughts being slowly released, it made me ponder just how clean and true our memories actually are. With an ending drenched in drama, ’Local Girl Missing’ is a suspense filled read. ~ Liz Robinson

eBooks of the Month
The Sisters

The Sisters

Author: Claire Douglas Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/08/2015

'Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train' Marie Claire From the author of Sunday Times bestseller, Local Girl Missing One lied. One died. When one sister dies, the other must go to desperate lengths to survive After a tragic accident, still haunted by her twin sister's death, Abi is making a fresh start in Bath. But when she meets siblings Bea and Ben, she is quickly drawn into their privileged and unsettling circle. When one sister lies, she must protect her secret at all costs As Abi tries to keep up with the demands of her fickle friends, strange things start to happen - precious letters go missing and threatening messages are left in her room. Is this the work of the beautiful and capricious Bea? Or is Abi willing to go to any lengths to get attention? When the truth outs, will either sister survive?

Sisters: A gripping psychological suspense

Sisters: A gripping psychological suspense

Author: Claire Douglas Format: Ebook Release Date: 13/08/2015

'Perfect for fans of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN' Marie ClaireFrom the author of Sunday Times bestseller, LOCAL GIRL MISSING.One lied. One died.When one sister dies, the other must go to desperate lengths to surviveAfter a tragic accident, still haunted by her twin sister's death, Abi is making a fresh start in Bath. But when she meets siblings Bea and Ben, she is quickly drawn into their privileged and unsettling circle.When one sister lies, she must protect her secret at all costsAs Abi tries to keep up with the demands of her fickle friends, strange things start to happen - precious letters go missing and threatening messages are left in her room. Is this the work of the beautiful and capricious Bea? Or is Abi willing to go to any lengths to get attention?When the truth outs, will either sister survive?

The Woman in the Mirror

The Woman in the Mirror

Author: Claire Douglas Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2000

The Woman in the Mirror by Claire Douglas

Visions

Visions

Author: Claire Douglas Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/12/1997

For C. G. Jung, the beautiful and gifted 28-year-old Christiana Morgan was an inspirational and confirming force whose path in self-analysis paralleled his own quest for self-knowledge. By teaching Morgan the trance-like technique of active imagination, Jung launched her on a pilgrimage of archetypal encounters in a quest for psychological integration--encounters she recorded in the words and brilliant paintings that formed the basis of the seminar Jung would give to his circle in Zurich. Here the careful transcriptions of the seminar notes are combined with color reproductions of the visions paintings, offering an unprecedented view of Jung as a teacher and as a man. He speaks candidly and brilliantly in a dialogue with members of the seminar about the Morgan visions, even as he struggles with the feminine principle in his subject and in his own psyche. The theories of his years of intellectual research--the anima and animus, the process of individuation, the mythopoetic archetypes of the collective unconscious--all spring to life in the fiery imagery of the vision quest. Morgan paints an imaginal landscape where the feminine self crosses into the unconsciousness of night and death. In her visioning she links earth and sky, body and spirit, the infernal and the sublime. Recounting her journey, Jung employs his full range of scholarship and professional experience as he unravels the skein of archetypal parallels from western myth and eastern yoga.

Translate this Darkness

Translate this Darkness

Author: Claire Douglas Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/11/1997

Christiana Morgan was an erotic muse who influenced twentieth-century psychology and inspired its male creators, including C. G. Jung, who saw in her the quintessential anima woman. Here Claire Douglas offers the first biography of this remarkable woman, exploring how Morgan yearned to express her genius yet sublimated it to spark not only Jung but also her own lover Henry A. Murray, a psychologist who with her help invented the thematic apperception test (TAT). Douglas recounts Morgan's own contributions to the study of emotions and feelings at the Harvard Psychological Clinic and vividly describes the analyst's turbulent life: her girlhood in a prominent Boston family; her difficult marriage; her intellectual awakening in postwar New York; her impassioned analysis with Jung, including her visions of a woman's heroic quest, many of which furthered his work on archetypes; her love affairs and experiences with sexual experimentation; her alcoholism; and, finally, her tragic death.

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