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Psychotherapist Lulu is sure she’s the luckiest woman alive. She has a wonderful job and is married to the love of her life, Nick - who also happens to be ridiculously handsome and fabulously wealthy.
But now a shadow has fallen on her perfect life.
She can see that Nick is struggling with demons from his past. When he was sixteen his entire family disappeared without a trace and Nick has always insisted that his stepmother – whom he hated – was to blame, that she did something terrible to his beloved father and baby sister. And that trauma has left him feeling that anyone he loves is in danger, might vanish in a heartbeat.
So now he is obsessed with Lulu’s safety. He needs to know where she is 24/7, insists she carries a can of pepper spray, is constantly watching for any potential threats.
Lulu can see that this extreme anxiety is wearing Nick down. And as a therapist, she knows the only way to heal a trauma is to confront it. So she persuades him to return to the country house from which his family vanished.
But soon after they arrive in this sleepy rural community, another person disappears.
As Lulu is forced to question everything she knows about Nick and his missing family, dark secrets emerge from the past. The certainties of her old life fade away and are replaced by a horror she could never have imagined in her wildest nightmares.
The Stepson – the stunning psychological thriller perfect for fans of Teresa Driscoll, K L Slater, Daniel Hurst.
What readers are saying about The Stepson:
“I just loved this book! I couldn’t put it down and couldn’t wait to find out what was happening. The pace was fast, tense and gripping and I was on the edge of my seat with suspense.” –Booksprout Reviewer
“I thought this was great. …it's got a great pace and keeps you hooked… I just couldn't put it down!” –Goodreads Reviewer
“Wow!! Where do I begin? What an absolutely gripping, intense psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat!” –Booksprout Reviewer
“Oh Wow!! What a read. The sort of thriller that makes you desperate just to keep on reading even though you can hardly keep your eyes open it is so late at night.” -Charlie Bee’s Books
“Super good mystery! All the right ingredients for a superb read… The ending was absolutely perfect.” –Netgalley Reviewer
“The plot had me hooked… It is easy to make guesses about how the plot will unravel but the twists and turns mean surprise developments occur. The Stepson is an entertaining psychological thriller with strong narration…” -Loopy Lou Laura Reviews
They dreamed of a peaceful life in the country. Now they’re fighting to survive.
The Hendriksen family, Bram, Kirsty and their two kids, have left the rat race of the big city and moved into a gorgeous, custom-built house in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. They are living the dream, loving the peaceful slow-paced life.
But then a dead crow appears on their washing line, their vegetables are weedkilled and someone shoots at Bertie, the family's gentle guide dog
The police say it’s nothing to worry about, it’s just bored local teenagers hanging out in the woods. But Bram is sure that more sinister forces are at work, that these events may be connected to a terrible secret in Kirsty’s past.
As the campaign against them escalates, the family is pulled down into a relentless spiral of terror and violence until the home they always dreamed of becomes a nightmare from which they may never escape.
No Place Like Home – the stunning psychological thriller from the author of The Child Who Never Was.
What readers are saying about No Place Like Home:
“With a slow, mounting sense of tension and plenty of unexpected twists this is a suspenseful read …compelling and unexpected.” –Netgalley
"I found it rather difficult to put the book down for any significant length of time. The characters intrigued me and I had to find out how the story panned out for them." -Ginger Book Geek
“The conclusion is not one I could have seen coming and I love a book that can catch me unawares! Jane Renshaw has managed to weave a very clever and captivating book that really engaged me right to the end.” -Goodreads
"Wow! She’s done it again... I have been unable to put this book down and it has provided twist after twist. The tension is ramped up and the ending is explosive and unexpected." -Ceris Little Blog
"This book was thoroughly enjoyable and near impossible to put down. ...it’s definitely a book I would recommend to all fans of psychological thrillers!" -Prdg Reads
“An absolutely brilliant and terrifying read. This story was like a crazy twisty roller coaster.” -Netgalley
"From the beginning to the shocking climax I absolutely could not have predicted how this book was going to end... Thrilling, well written and clever." -Charlie Bees Books
Her child has been taken. But no-one believes her.
Sarah’s beautiful baby son Oliver has gone missing. And she will do anything – anything – to get him back.
But there’s a problem. Everyone around Sarah, even her beloved identical twin, Evie, tells her she never had a son, that he’s a figment of her imagination, that she’s not well, she needs help.
And on one level, they’re right, Sarah does need support. She has suffered massive trauma in the past and now she’s severely agoraphobic, very rarely leaves the house, avoids all contact with people.
But fragile though she is, Sarah knows deep in her heart that Oliver is real, that the love she feels for him is true.
And that can only mean one thing – someone has been planning this. And now they’ve taken her baby.
The stunning psychological thriller with an ending you won’t see coming. Perfect for fans of K.L Slater, Mark Edwards, Alex Michaelides.
What readers are saying about The Child Who Never Was:
“Total wow, an amazing book to read… The ending of this book was totally not expected… a must read, thumbs up to this author.” -Netgalley Review
“A clever devious plot, quite disturbing. The pace is fast and it kept me engrossed.” -Goodreads Review
“This had great suspense and lots of secrets!” -Netgalley Review
"It was one big rollercoaster ride... Definitely a book I recommend to read, absolutely loved it." -sylv
"I found myself holding my breath, gasping in frustration, swiping each page … I just had to know where this was going." -Jan’s Book Buzz
"To say that reading ‘The Child Who Never was’ became addictive, seems a huge understatement." -Ginger Book Geek
"Jane Renshaw’s The Child Who Never Was delivers on all its promises. It is a provocative and stunning psychological thriller with a twist that blew away my mind." -Deb Janis Thoughts
"It is no exaggeration to say this is a contender for the best book I’ve read so far this year..." -Ceris Little Blog
"... THIS is the one to be reading next! Packed with mind blowing twists..." -The Twisted and Tun Book Blog
Flora always dreamed of the day she’d become a mother. But some dreams turn into nightmares.
Flora and Neil are happily married, but they can’t have children so decide to adopt. And when Flora meets little Beckie it’s love at first sight. Deep in her heart, she knows they’re meant for each other, destined to be mother and daughter.
When Flora officially becomes Beckie’s mum, it’s like a part of her that’s always been missing is finally in place. She is complete, every day filled with purpose and joy.
There’s only one problem. Beckie was taken from her birth family, the Johnsons, because they have a history of violence and criminal behaviour and so are judged to be unfit to care for a child.
But the Johnsons don’t agree. As far as they’re concerned, Flora has stolen their little girl and they are determined to get her back. They’re very smart, utterly ruthless – and they have a plan. One that will turn Flora’s life into a living hell and push her to the very edge of insanity.
This stunning psychological thriller is perfect for fans of K.L. Slater, Mark Edwards, and Teresa Driscoll.
What readers are saying about Watch Over Me:
“Fantastic, absolutely brilliant! I loved all the twists and turns…every time I thought I had worked it out another twist appeared.” -NetGalley Reviewer
“I was hooked on this story…from the moment I picked my Kindle up until the moment I put the Kindle back down, I was completely under this book’s spell. ” -Gingerbookgeek
“I can promise you Watch Over Me will be making my top books of 2020 list in December! There’s some great twists in here as well. The ending was perfect. This is a strong 5/5 and I’m very happy I got to read Watch Over Me. I can highly recommend this book.” -NetGalley Reviewer
“There were many times I forgot to breathe, I was that engaged and absolutely loved the ending. Great psychological thriller…I highly recommend!” -Goodreads Reviewer
“There are lots of twists and secrets revealed with the ending being incredibly gripping and surprising. I had many ideas about what was going on but was proven wrong, which I always enjoy.” -Over The Rainbow Book Blog
“The shocks were plentiful, and that made reading enthralling.” -Shalani’s Books and Reviews
“The book was very exciting. Right from the word go I was hooked. I couldn’t put it down. It was fast paced. Fantastic twists and plot. A real winner.” -NetGalley Reviewer
“An excellent page turning read and had me hooked right to the end.” -NetGalley Reviewer
“Jane Renshaw plays mind games with you in this tension-filled psychological thriller that will leave you gasping in shock.” -Book Review Hub
Nothing in Claire Castleford’s career as an undercover cop has quite prepared her for this.
Charged with investigating the murder of a colleague, Claire arrives at Pitfourie in December, woefully unprepared for the rigours of an Aberdeenshire winter, the demands of her job as cook/housekeeper, and her instant feeling of connection with the target, putative murderer Hector Forbes. As she makes a series of disturbing discoveries, Claire struggles to maintain her professional detachment and, her whole career suddenly in jeopardy, must decide where exactly her loyalties lie.
Meanwhile, Damian’s friend Karen, now a school drop-out, has been caught embezzling money from Lorna’s shop. As she takes up with a group of New Age eco-hippies, her experiments with a life of crime are about to get a whole lot more serious...
A note from Jane Renshaw: Perhaps you are here after reading one of my stand-alone psychological thrillers. If so, thank you for your enthusiasm for my writing, but please note that the Pitfourie Series is very different. These are long, sit-back-with-a-cup-of-tea women's crime novels rather than tense, edge-of-your-seat thrillers. Although I wouldn't describe the books as 'cosy', they are as much about a place and the people who live there as they are about crimes. If you enjoy books such as Where The Crawdads Sing, I hope that you might enjoy this series.
‘This novel is gorgeously written, with characters who jump off the page - especially Helen, the flawed but very relatable main character’ - Lucy Lawrie, author of The Child in My House
When she was eight years old, Helen Clack was bullied so mercilessly that she was driven to a desperate act. Now she is being targeted once more, but this time her tormentor’s identity is shrouded in doubt.
When her life starts to disintegrate, she flees home to the wilds of north-east Scotland, and to the one man she knows can help her – Hector Forbes, the dubiously charismatic Laird of Pitfourie, with whom she has been hopelessly in love ever since those hellish days in the school playground, when he was her protector, her rescuer, her eleven-year-old hero.
But is Hector really someone she can trust?
And can anyone protect her from the terrible secret she’s keeping?
‘Memorable, haunting, and I’m so glad it’s part one of a series’ - Autonoe
'An intriguing read from beginning to end... I'm really glad that this is the beginning of a series; it's got that certain something that has you needing to read more.' - Archaeolibrarian
’This is gripping stuff and I thoroughly enjoyed it!... I would definitely read this author's work again; she knows how to keep you guessing and make you invested in her characters' fate’ - Avid Reader
‘I couldn't stop thinking about the characters long after I'd finished the book. Highly recommended. I can't wait for the next one!’ - Wilson
‘I was gripped from the first page, had to read this in one hit. The plot was abs fantastic, loads of twists and turns that keep you guessing throughout the book. Highly recommend anyone to read this book.’ - Terry
‘Well written with great characters and a lovely description of the Scottish setting’ - Paul Richards
‘An innocent childhood in rural NE Scotland turns unexpectedly sinister in this compelling thriller. We watch as the fallout of events tracks into Helen's adult life. The psychological insights and the minutiae of her daily life are fascinating. The feel of rural Aberdeenshire is wonderfully portrayed and highly evocative... The characters of Pitfourie are set to carry on in the next novel, and those in The Sweetest Poison have certainly lived on in my imagination.’ - Roslyn