The Perfect Betrayal (UK)
Out 14 March 2019
'I thought she was our friend. I thought she was trying to help us.'
After the sudden death of her husband, Tess is drowning in grief. All she has left is her son, Jamie, and she'll do anything to protect him - but she's struggling to cope.
When grief counsellor Shelley knocks on their door, everything changes. Shelley is beautiful, confident and takes control when Tess can't bear to face the outside world.
But when questions arise over her husband's death and strange things start to happen, Tess begins to suspect that Shelley may have an ulterior motive. Tess knows she must do everything she can to keep Jamie safe - but who can she trust?
'A captivating, suspenseful thriller that draws you in - with a twist that will take your breath away.' TM Logan, bestselling author of Lies
'A heart-rending evocation of grief that packs a devious punch. It left me reeling.' Lesley Kara, bestselling author of The Rumour
'As satisfyingly intriguing and page-turning as you could possibly want.' Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake
'A sense of impending doom and foreboding gripped me from the first page . . . The ending is stunning and powerful.' Mary Torjussen, author of Gone Without a Trace
‘This book floored me!’
‘I’m still holding my breath.’
‘The ending just hit me right between the eyes.’
‘This wasn’t just good, it was amazing . . . jaw dropping.'
‘I was still reading it at 2.30 am!’
‘Wow - that’s the first word that comes to mind.’
‘This is my number 1 book read this year.’
‘Buy this for yourself, you won’t be able to put it down!’
The Perfect Son (US)
Out August 2019
A shocking debut novel of psychological suspense about a recently-widowed mother, her young son, and the lengths she’ll go to keep him safe…
When Tess Clarke wakes up in hospital the day after her son Jamie’s eighth birthday, she’s sure of three things: she’s been stabbed, her son is missing, and her brother-in-law and her grief counselor are involved. But no one is listening to her.
After her husband, Mark, died suddenly in a terrible accident a few months earlier, the only thing keeping Tess together is Jamie. As they struggle to make sense of their new reality, they find joy in brief moments of normalcy like walking to school or and watching TV together. Life is hard without Mark, but Tess has Jamie, and that’s what matters.
But lying in her hospital bed, Tess’s world falls apart. To save her son, she must piece together what happened between Mark’s death and Jamie’s birthday, but can she uncover the truth before it’s too late?