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Don't You Cry

by Cass Green

Books of the Month Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Crime / Mystery Family Drama Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Don't You Cry

A dynamic, powerfully expressive novel that feels so real, you could be conjuring it to life as you read. Angel saves the life of English teacher Nina, later that night Angel turns from saviour to adversary when she and her blood soaked brother turn up at Nina’s door. Each chapter is headed by one of the main characters, they feel vividly real, almost touchable, and their pain and anguish sliced into my thoughts. Cass Green created an unexpected atmosphere as energetic whip-fast chapters gently, almost quietly revealed background information, which allowed my mind to process the action while sifting, analysing, questioning. Good and bad may be seen as opposites, yet there are times when lines and edges blur, creating a stimulating storyline that just crackles with tension. Don’t You Cry surprised me (which I always love) and left me feeling very satisfied indeed. Just make sure the edge of your seat is comfortable, as you’ll be spending a fair bit of time on it!

Liz Robinson

Don't You Cry Synopsis

One stolen baby. Two desperate strangers. One night of terror. The USA Today and Sunday Times top ten bestselling author returns with a dark and twisty psychological thriller.

She saved your life.

When Nina almost dies during a disastrous blind date, her life is saved by a waitress called Angel. But later that evening, Nina is surprised by a knock on the door. It's Angel - and she's pointing a gun at her.

Now she'll make you pay.

Minutes later, Angel's younger brother Lucas turns up, covered in blood shielding a stolen newborn baby in his arms. Nina is about to endure the longest night of her life - a night that will be filled with terror and lead her to take risks she would never have believed herself capable of...

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Don't You Cry Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

What an exciting book. Nina, Angel and Lucas meet in strange circumstances and the night they spend together is even odder. You will not be able to put this down until the end. Full review

Nicki Southwell

A gripping novel that unravels as the characters grow. A real page turner! Full review

Cat Hogwood

Absolute page-turner. A brilliantly crafted thriller, that kept you guessing right to the end. Full review

Amanda O'Dwyer

After a disastrous blind date, Nina becomes involved in a hostage situation involving two damaged young people and a kidnapped baby. A pacy and engrossing thriller. Full review

Bernadette Scott

This book is a real page turner. Tense, fast paced and immersive, Cass Green takes you on a journey that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Full review

Nikki Telling

An absolutely gripping psychological thriller full of twists and turns that will have you guessing up to the last few pages. Full review

Adrienne Kinsella

Don't You Cry by Cass Green is a brilliantly twisty psychological thriller of the domestic noir genre and I for one, ADORED it! Full review

Miriam Smith

Don't You Cry Press Reviews

'A genuine page-turner. I flew through it. You won't be able to put it down' Christi Daugherty

`I powered through the fantastic Don't You Cry - it's twisty, original, and impossible to put down!' Roz Watkins

'Incredibly tense and utterly gripping with a strong, original premise - this is Cass Green's best yet and I implore everyone to read it' SJI Holliday

`A heart-racing, twisty thriller jam-packed with emotion and suspense - I loved it.' Mel Sherratt

'A compulsive, addictive read, cast with unnerving characters and a premise that packs a real emotional punch' Lucy Clarke

`I found it impossible to put Don't You Cry down. It's claustrophobic and tense, and, as the layers are masterfully peeled back, there is a sense of real menace. Truly gripping' Alex Lake, bestselling author of After Anna

`If you want a page-turner with a cast of compelling characters, this is the book for you. I couldn't put it down' Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill

Praise for Cass Green:

`A gripping page-turner with a twisted ending. Brilliant!' Psychologies

`Dark, gripping and totally compelling. A genuine page-turner' Alex Lake, bestselling author of After Anna

`A beguiling thriller, beautifully written and suffused with a delicately rising sense of menace which builds to a nerve-shredding climax. Once again Cass Green has written a book which you'll happily be held captive by' Eva Dolan

`The Girl on the Train meets Notes on a Scandal. I read it one sitting, totally gripped.' Erin Kelly

`The Woman Next Door had me gripped from first page to last - completely under the spell of prim yet twisted narrator Hester, a pensioner with an exhilaratingly pitch-black heart of darkness beneath her twinset and pearls'

Ruth Ware, author of In A Dark Dark Wood

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780008287214
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008287214
Publication date: 6th September 2018
Author: Cass Green
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,

About Cass Green

Cass Green is a bestselling author of psychological thrillers and an award-winning writer of fiction for young people under the name Caroline Green. Her first novel for adults, The Woman Next Door, was a No.1 ebook bestseller, while the follow-up, In a Cottage in a Wood, was a USA Today bestseller and a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. She is the writer in residence at East Barnet School and teaches courses in Writing for Children at City University and Crime Fiction at City Lit. She lives in London with her family.

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