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About Miranda Smith
Miranda Smith writes psychological suspense. She is drawn to stories about ordinary people in extraordinary situations, complicated women and dark impulses.
SOME DAYS ARE DARK: March 2020
WHAT I KNOW: June 2020
Find out more at www.mirandasmithwriter.com.
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What if the person you trust most in the world is lying to you?
I’d heard of the Baby Caroline case, of course. When a baby is snatched from her mother’s arms, the whole country knows about it. I knew about the parents left lying by the swimming pool, the open window in the nursery. But I never dreamed it had anything to do with me.
Today, my beautiful daughter turned one. We were unwrapping gifts and blowing out candles when the knock came at the door, and they took my mother away.
The police say she’s not really my mother. That she stole me, thirty years ago.
When I visit her, desperate for answers, she looks me in the eye, and says nothing. I can barely breathe. Is my whole life a lie?
I have to find out, but the more I learn, the more scared I become. And soon I start to wonder, am I losing my grip on reality or is my own daughter in terrible danger?
An absolutely gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Ruth Ware and Lisa Jewell.
See what readers are saying about Not My Mother:
“Absolutely addictive and gripping… Filled with twists and turns which will knock you sideways… It had me on the edge of my seat biting my nails and staying awake late at night to find out what happened next… I LOVED it” Bookworm 86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow!… I devoured this in just one sitting and have been completely pulled in and addicted to this one… a magnificent masterpiece… a rollercoaster read and one I’ve thought about long after finishing. A definite five-star read” Little Miss Book Lover 87
“I did not want to put this book down!! It grabbed me from the first page and I had to force myself to stop reading” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Amazing… I just couldn't stop reading it! Everytime I wanted to stop, my inner self screamed ‘One more chapter pleaseee’!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Absolutely amazing! It's twisty and shocking, it really kept me on the edge of my seat” Books Candles Cats, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow!… So compelling that I literally have a burn on my arm from my straightener because I couldn’t even put it down to do my hair!… Sucks you in from the beginning and the plot twists just keep coming… highly recommend this one to any psychological thriller addicts!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“You cannot put this book down!! It’s addicting. I loved it from the start to the very last page. I flew through the pages all afternoon.
I would do anything to protect my family. It’s my fault they’re in danger…
Our vacation house is beautiful. With its pastel-blue walls, the swimming pool outside, the boardwalk stretching down to the shore. My children play in the waves and my husband grills burgers on the deck. It’s so peaceful.
But I can’t relax. When I drive to the store, or stroll down the beach, I’m always looking over my shoulder, my heart racing. I’m looking for him.
The man who nearly destroyed everything, a year ago, because of the secrets I kept.
I swear I didn’t do anything wrong. But no matter how hard my husband tries to pretend, we both know it’s not over.
This vacation was meant to be a chance to heal. Instead, I think it might break us. Because my husband still doesn’t trust me… and I’m not sure I can trust myself.
And when I wake up one night to find my daughter missing, I know my worst fears have come true…
An absolutely compelling psychological thriller that will make you question how well you know those around you—and how safe you ever are. Fans of The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors and Gillian Flynn will be completely hooked by His Loving Wife.
See what readers have to say about His Loving Wife:
“WHAT did I just read!!!! WOW!!! I mean seriously Wow!!… Twists after shocks after turns!!! Left me speechless over and over!!!… I am, in fact still shell shocked!!” Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Oh my goodness!… I couldn’t have turned the pages fast enough!… You believe you know exactly how it is going to pan out, only for all of your predictions to be whooshed to the side… Fantastic!” Breakfast at Shelbys, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Kept me turning the pages well after bedtime!… Wow, this was a book I could not put down… Brilliant twisty thriller in which you really could not guess what would happen next.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“An unputdownable domestic thriller with a twist you'll never see coming!… Gripping… An action-packed, explosive finale!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“WOW!… Very suspenseful and twisty!… Fabulous… Excellent thriller!” Two Girls and a Book Obsession, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow!… A thrilling page turner from beginning to end!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Begs to be devoured in one sitting!… Check your pulse before you begin&
We should never have kept our father’s secret.
Before, my sisters and I were close. Now, a year after our father’s funeral, we barely speak to each other. Molly won’t accept the truth. Rachel can’t forgive him. And I spend all my time digging through his life, trying to understand.
Then we hear the news. A woman has been found by the docks, her wedding ring stolen. The reporter says it appears the local serial killer has returned…
But I know that can’t be right, because I know who the killer was.
Henry Martin. Our father.
Someone is sending us a message. Someone knows we lied.
An absolutely gripping suspense thriller that will have you flying through the pages and gasping at the twist. Fans of Lisa Jewell, Gillian Flynn and Ruth Ware will love The Killer’s Family.
See what readers are saying about The Killer’s Family:
“Completely hooked… wow just wow!! What a book! What a rollercoaster!… Reeled me in hook, line and sinker… I have devoured page after page… completely unputdownable.” Little Miss Book Lover 87, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“WOW!!! I mean seriously Wow!! I was NOT expecting that… I LOVED… I read it in a day… left me speechless over and over!!!… Gone Girl and many others have NOTHING on this one!!!... clear your schedules before picking this up… an absolutely page-turning, explosive must-read that will leave you shocked!!!” Bookworm 86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Really got my heart pounding!… full of shocking twists… unputdownable, I was up reading late into the night… Five stars!” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I devoured this… Just when you might think you got this story figured out Miranda surprises her readers with a twist you didn't see coming… I absolutely loved this book!” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“OMG, who did I not suspect in this book? It felt like I was adrift at sea in the middle of a storm… I loved this… My mouth fell open more than once.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Page-turning, gasp-inspiring and shocking!… Brilliant… a twist in the later part of the book which made me gasp out loud.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Has blown me away!… I devoured this book in a day. It was so addictive…The ending—my jaw dropped—I did not see that major twist coming… one of my favorites of 2022!” @thrillersandcoffee, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Oh my word, what a story!&hel
This is what Della knows: that the worst monsters hide behind a confident smile. That most people don’t want to accept that. That no matter what you say, they won’t believe you…
Della was just eleven years old when her brother first tried to kill her. She has never forgotten the lessons she learned as a child—or forgiven herself for the mistakes she made.
So when Della meets Zoey, and looks into her cold, calculating eyes, she freezes. For a moment, terrifying memories threaten to overwhelm her. She has been watching out for people like her brother all her life, and she’s convinced that Zoey has darkness inside her.
When someone is attacked in their small town, and Della is sent a detailed description of the crime, she knows that Zoey is taunting her. She knows she has to stop her.
But to make people believe her, Della needs proof. Will she risk everything to get it? And without it, can she be sure she’s right?
Prepare to be hooked by this dark, gripping crime thriller, perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Gillian Flynn and Rachel Caine.
Readers absolutely love What I Know:
“FANTASTIC… kept me on the edge of my seat. I was hooked from the very first page… so many twists and turns… I sped through this in one sitting” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I devoured this book in one sitting. Got my heart racing, atmospheric, chilling and utterly gripping… Fantastic… nail-biting… one of the best books I have read this year. A MUST READ!!!!!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Boy did I enjoy it!! My heart was racing throughout… I didn't relax until the end. And what an ending it was!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A page-turner if I’ve ever read one! I picked this up when I was having trouble sleeping and literally did not put down until I was finished several hours later… The twists were unpredictable and whoa!… everything I love in a great thriller!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“WOW! Hooked from the first chapter and couldn’t put it down… Excellent!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Enthralling! Captivating! One of the best page-turners I've read this year!… It will suck you in and keep you there from start to finish… a great summer read!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“My heart beat so fast!… just perfect!… a rollercoaster!… Like OMG!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I love him. I trust him. But what if I’m wrong?
My life should be perfect.
I’ve moved to my fiancé Cooper’s hometown on the shores of a beautiful lake. His family have welcomed me with open arms. We’re planning the summer wedding I’ve always dreamed of.
But the week after I arrive, one of Cooper’s classmates corners me at the store. She says that Cooper’s not fooling anybody. Everyone in town remembers what happened to Celia Gray…
Celia was Cooper’s high school sweetheart, who died in a tragic accident the year they graduated. But some people think it was no accident. That my kind, loving husband is a killer.
I don’t believe it. But the only way to be sure is to find out what happened to the woman before me…
A dark, gripping suspense novel with a brilliant twist, The One Before is perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Gillian Flynn and The Girl Before.
See what everyone is saying about The One Before:
“Smith knows how to deliver what us thrill lovers are seeking! Thrills like an amusement park, chills you to the bone… Shocks that will make you gasp! Highly, highly recommend!… You do not want to start unless you have no plans and definitely not before bed!… Absolutely without a doubt UNPUTDOWNABLE!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“An excellent thriller!… Kept me guessing until the very end. Highly recommended!” Julia Shkolnik, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“One of my favourite authors… Compelling… Kept me guessing. I read this in one sitting, I just couldn't put it down and I had to know the truth.” Book Candles Cats, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Fast paced… grabs you in immediately and continues to twist around!… will reel you in! I definitely thought I had the ending figured out, but NOPE! The twists keep on coming!” Goodreads Reviewer
“Eeeekkk this one was so amazing! I knew I was going to love it and I definitely did. A great thriller, go read it!” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A very thrilling, suspense-filled novel that is worth the read!… You might think you have the whole story figured out, but then a new chapter makes you completely second-guess what you thought was happening!… The mysteries literally keep unraveling until the very last page of the book!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“So good!… I was hooked from the beginning!” Goodreads Reviewer
“An up-all-night psychological thriller… awesome” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I thought I had this one figured out, b
I was happy my husband died, but I couldn’t admit it, otherwise people might think I killed him.
Olivia knows she is lucky. She has a loving husband, Frank, an adorable son, Jake, and a beautiful new home. It couldn’t be more different from her childhood on the outskirts of Whitaker, dirt poor and dreaming of getting out. But at the end of long days with no one to talk to, always feeling like she’s not quite good enough, she starts to wonder if there’s a better life waiting…
Everyone in Whitaker knows who Olivia is. She’s the woman who left her family for no-good Dane Miller, and the one who most likely shot him. Now, there’s gossip about her everywhere she goes, she’s too scared to leave the house most days, and she barely gets to see her beloved son.
But if the police and the world think she’s guilty, there’s only one thing she can do—prove her innocence herself. Even if that means putting her own life in danger…
An absolutely gripping, heart-pounding suspense novel about bad choices and second chances. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gray.
What readers are saying about Some Days Are Dark:
“I absolutely devoured this book… the storyline is so enthralling. Highly recommended!” Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Hoooooooooaaaa!!! Miranda Smith just knocked my socks off with this bad boy!… Do yourself a favor and pick this one up!!!!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“The ending still has me reeling. Shocker!… loved it… Definitely five stars!” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A great twisted thriller which had me hooked from the start… so many twists in the story, I found it impossible to guess how it would end! My perfect read!” MoMo’s Book Diary
“What a great debut by Miranda Smith!… will make you sit up and go "what???!!!" when you hit that plot twist’ Goodreads Reviewer
“Magnificent!... a really fun, twisty novel and I am so glad I read it—you will be too!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“WOW… brilliant … a rollercoaster… amazing twists… I steamrolled through this book in one sitting—it grabs you by the collar and doesn’t let go until you have read the last sentence!” Books by Bindu
“Wonderfully addictive and engrossing, I read Some Days Are Dark in one go