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A sad, dark tale of teenage suicides/murder(?) that Birmingham-based DI Lorraine Fisher accidently becomes involved with while visiting her sister in a village in Warwickshire. It starts with a tragedy and then doesn’t seem to let up. Involved and labyrinthine it needs your concentration to decipher it. Covering cyber building, self-harming and vulnerability, it is spot on when portraying teenage angst.

If you like Samantha Hayes you might also like to read books by P. J. Tracy, Mo Hayder and Karen Rose.

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Synopsis

Before You Die by Samantha Hayes

This is the gripping new psychological suspense novel from the author of Until You're Mine. Oh God, please don't let me die. It has taken nearly two years for the Warwickshire village of Radcote to put a spate of teenage suicides behind it. Then a young man is killed in a freak motorbike accident, and a suicide note is found among his belongings. A second homeless boy takes his own life, this time on the railway tracks. Is history about to repeat itself? DI Lorraine Fisher has just arrived for a relaxing summer break with her sister. Soon she finds herself caught up in the resulting police enquiry. And when her nephew disappears she knows she must act quickly. Are the recent deaths suicide - or murder? And is the nightmare beginning again?

Reviews

'Last year's excellent Until You're Mine was a surprise word-of-mouth bestseller, and Samantha Hayes chilling follow-up looks set to be another runaway success... You'll be hooked to this one well into the early hours of the morning!' Essentials

'This new novel from the author of Until You're Mine is packed with twists that will leave you gripped until the end! Closer A corking read, featuring a cop you'll warm to.' Weekly Sport

About the Author

Samantha Hayes grew up in the West Midlands, left school at sixteen, avoided university and took jobs ranging from being a private detective to barmaid to fruit picker and factory worker. She lived on a kibbutz, and spent time in Australia and the USA, before finally becoming a crime-writer. Her writing career began when she won a short story competition in 2003. Her novels are family-based psychological thrillers, with the emphasis being on 'real life fiction'. She focuses on current issues, and when she writes, she sets out to maker her reader ask, 'What if this happened to me or my family?' With three children of her own, Samantha is well-versed to talk about how the aftershocks of crime impact upon families and communities.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th January 2015

Author

Samantha Hayes

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www.samhayes.co.uk/

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099584834

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