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Less You Know by Rowena Holloway


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The Dream Job


Kiersten Modglin - 2020
    No one in her new life can know who she was. No one from her old life can know where she is now. Drowning in debt, Lark is desperate to land a job. When she finds herself at an interview for a mysterious company offering her an exorbitant salary, she jumps at the chance. But things aren’t quite what they seem...She soon learns of the company’s peculiar hiring process. Locked in a luxury cabin with five strangers who go only by their code names, Lark begins to question exactly what it is she signed up for.The company, riddled with secrets and led by a cryptic boss known only as Mr. X, has strange rules and even stranger challenges for their candidates. After each day’s competition, the candidates gather around the dinner table to eat, drink, and spill their darkest secrets. When Lark sees something she shouldn’t, she begins to ask questions, but soon gets a warning to stop. It’s obvious she’s in danger, but why? What does the company want? How much can she trust the others in the house? Trapped in the remote cabin with no technology allowed, Lark realizes she must take drastic measures to find out the truth. The job of her dreams may cost her life…

Don’t You Cry


Cass Green - 2018
    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 PAYMinutes later, Angel’s younger brother Lucas turns up, covered in blood and 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…

See Me Not


Janelle Harris - 2016
    I love him. But, a secret is eating us alive. It's not the one I keep from him. It's not the one he couldn't keep from me. And, someone knows everything. A stranger. A stalker. An online nightmare. I've got mail. A gripping psychological thriller from the author of international bestselling NO KISS GOODBYE What everyone is saying about See Me Not... ''I was desperate for answers and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Will certainly be reading more books by this author.'' - By The Letter Book Reviews ''A tense and gripping page turner which left me breathless in places.'' Tracy Fenton (founder) The Book Club ''Oh my, what an intense ending that was!'' - Saph1re's Synopsis

The Dream House


Jess Ryder - 2019
    It’s everything she’s ever wanted …When I first set eyes on Westhill House with its breath-taking views of the sea I knew Jack and I could make this our forever home.It may be falling apart with an overgrown garden, but with some tender loving care, we can repair this beautiful building and perhaps our relationship too …But the more time I spend renovating our new house, the more time Jack is spending at work.At least Lori is here to keep me company.She has her own troubles yet she always listens to mine.She’s helping to restore the house, uncovering its secrets one by one.Like the children’s drawings under the wallpaper in the back bedroom.The hidden papers underneath the floorboards in the turret room.And the fact that Westhill House is a place women used to go to feel safe …Lori seems to know a lot about Westhill House.The question is, why?A gripping, spine-chilling read brimming with secrets and lies. If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us or The Woman in the Window then this dark, twisting psychological thriller from Amazon chart bestseller Jess Ryder is guaranteed to have you gripped. Previously titled THE GUEST.

The Uninvited


J.A. Baker - 2018
    Baker A fragile woman. An unwelcome intruder. A house full of secrets Faye and her husband Hugh have had a traumatic year. Wanting to start again, the couple decides to buy a large rundown property, Cross House in a village in North Yorkshire, hoping to leave the past behind them.However, the tranquillity is soon ruined when Faye begins to awake, every night, to the sound of somebody creeping around the bedroom. She tries to explain it to Hugh, frightened for the safety of their children Aiden and Poppy, but Hugh dismisses her claims, thinking she is heading for another breakdown.But when Faye discovers some diaries that contain secrets about the family that lived in the house before them, she starts to wonder if the intruder might be closer to home than she first thought.Obsessed with finding answers, Faye is determined to learn about the Wentworth family, a fractured family with a tragic past.And when she discovers that Hilary Wentworth fell to her death down the stairs in Cross House, Faye realises she is in mortal danger…J.A. Baker is the best-selling author of The Other Mother, Undercurrent, Her Dark Retreat and Finding Eva. The Uninvited is a brooding and suspenseful thriller which will appeal to fans of authors like Rachel Abbott, Mark Edwards and Shalini Boland.

Lie for Me


Mick Bose - 2018
    Loving husband and perfect daughter. But she gets an email from an unknown person who has photos of little Molly. More messages arrive, and the threat against Molly rises to a critical point. Who is sending them? And why are they after Molly? Someone tracks every move Emma makes. They will not let go. When Emma

Tell Me No Secrets


Joy Fielding - 1993
    That is, until the victim disappears before giving evidence.Fearing for the woman's safety, and positive that this is Rick's plan to stop her from testifying, Jess is determined to prove that Rick had something to do with her disappearance.But now somebody wants to make Jess disappear too . . .

The First Wife


Jill Childs - 2020
    ‘What happened to you, Lucy? Can you tell me?’ When Sophie’s life falls apart, she accepts an invitation from a childhood friend, Caroline, to visit her family’s beautiful beach house, situated at the mouth of an isolated cove, miles from the nearest town. The silence is broken only by the rhythmic crash of the waves against the jagged black rocks below. But when Sophie arrives, she finds her friend much changed. Caroline – who used to be so warm and confident – is secretive and on-edge, spending long, unexplained hours away from her family. And then there’s Caroline’s little daughter Lucy – who stopped speaking soon after they moved in. Caroline assures Sophie that it’s only a phase, but Sophie thinks Lucy looks a little uncared for, a little afraid… Then one night Sophie is woken by a scream and runs to find Lucy, out of bed and at the attic window, staring in terror at the view below. When Sophie goes to look, her blood runs cold… What secrets hide behind closed doors in this isolated house by the sea? A compelling domestic drama from the USA Today bestselling author of Gracie’s Secret. Perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and The Couple Next Door.

The Quiet Girl


S.F. Kosa - 2020
    Quiet girls won't stay silent forever.When Alex arrives in Provincetown to patch things up with his new wife, he finds an empty wine glass in the sink, her wedding ring on the desk, and a string of questions in her wake. The police believe that Alex's wife simply left, his marriage crumbling before it truly began. But what Alex finds in their empty cottage points him toward a different reality:His wife has always carried a secret. And now she's disappeared.In his hunt for the truth, Alex comes across Layla, a young woman with information to share, who may hold the key to everything his wife has kept hidden. A girl without a clear recollection of her own past. A strange, quiet girl whose memories may break them all.To find his wife, Alex must face what Layla has forgotten. And the consequences are anything but quiet.

Your Closest Friend


Karen Perry - 2018
    Now she won’t let you go. The unputdownable thriller you won’t be able to resist.Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.Cara shouldn't have survived the attack. But at the last moment, a stranger snatched her to safety. In the hours that followed she told this Good Samaritan secrets she'd never told a soul.Not even her husband . . . In the aftermath, Cara is home, healed and safe. Which is when the anonymous threats begin. Someone knows things about her they shouldn't. Cara's Good Samaritan offers to help her - to save her all over again. That night Cara made a friend for life. But what if she isn't a friend at all?

A House Without Windows


Stevie Turner - 2014
    Amidst her grief she often thinks back to happier times with her fiancée Liam; theirs was the greatest romance of all. She lies awake at night, looks up at the light bulb that is never switched off, and prays that he is still out there somewhere searching for her..........

One of Us is Lying


Shalini Boland - 2020
    So why does someone want to destroy her?Tia is walking home with her children, along the lakeside of their quiet, safe town, when she realises something is wrong with her five-year-old daughter, Rosie. She seems troubled, not at all her usual happy self.But when Tia finally coaxes Rosie to open up, she wishes she hadn’t. Because her sweet daughter asks a question Tia never thought she’d hear.‘Mummy, why did you kill someone?’Tia knows how rumours spread around her small town. She just can’t understand who would have shared such a horrible story. Or why.It can’t have anything to do with what happened. Only her two best friends really remember that…Tia thought she could trust Fiona and Kelly with her life. They’ve been through so much together. But when she’s sent photos of herself that could tear her whole world apart, she starts to wonder. Someone is determined to punish her. But who? And will her friends stand by her, or will the past destroy all of their lives?From the million-copy-bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this absolutely addictive psychological thriller is guaranteed to make you gasp. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Big Little Lies this book is for you.

Until I Find You


Rea Frey - 2020
    55 steps to go up. 40 more to the crib. Since Rebecca Gray was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease, everything in her life consists of numbers. Each day her world grows a little darker and each step becomes a little more dangerous. Following days of feeling like someone’s watching her, Bec awakes at home to the cries of her son in his nursery. When it’s clear he’s not going to settle, Bec goes to check on him.She reaches in. Picks him up.But he’s not her son.And no one believes her. One woman’s desperate search for her son . . . In a world where seeing is believing, Bec must rely on her own conviction and a mother’s instinct to uncover the truth about what happened to her baby and bring him home for good. ""Completely captivating, utterly compelling?a must read!"" - Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, authors of The Two Lila Bennetts "

The Killer You Know


A.M. Taylor - 2019
    Son of the mayor, star of the high school basketball team – his death struck right at the heart of this tight-knit community. For Olivia Hall, Tyler's death heralded the start of her own personal nightmare – her twin brother, Ethan, was arrested for Tyler's murder. Ten years later, Ethan is still in jail. Olivia is convinced he is innocent, and now, a true crime podcast has taken up his case. As the podcast digs deeper, secrets, lies and shocking revelations are all uncovered. For the first time, Olivia dares to hope that Ethan may be set free. But if he didn't kill Tyler, who did? And how far will they go to keep their secrets safe?

I Dare You


Sam Carrington - 2019
    A SHOCKING CRIME. A COMMUNITY FULL OF SECRETS. Mapledon, 1989Two little girls were out playing a game of dares. Only one returned home.The ten-year-old told police what she saw: village loner Bill ‘Creepy’ Cawley dragged her friend into his truck and disappeared.No body was found, but her testimony sent Cawley to prison for murder. An open and shut case, the right man behind bars.The village could sleep safe once again.Now…Anna thought she had left Mapledon and her nightmares behind but a distraught phone call brings her back to face her past.30 years ago, someone lied. 30 years ago, the man convicted wasn’t the only guilty party.Now he’s out of prison and looking for revenge. The question is, who will he start with?