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About Samantha Hayes
Her writing career began when she won a short story competition in 2003 and her fifteenth novel, DATE NIGHT is out now. Her novels are family-based psychological thrillers, with the emphasis being on 'real life fiction'. She focuses on current issues and sets out to make her readers ask, 'What if this happened to me or my family?' And you'll always find a BIG twist at the end of her novels!
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I will do anything to protect my daughter. She’s all I’ve ever wanted and all I really have, but the moment I opened that letter and accepted the gift inside, I walked us right into a dangerous trap.
I know I should have got her to tell me who she’s been talking to on the phone late at night, and where she was the day I went to pick her up from school and couldn’t find her, but she’s not spoken a word since she discovered a secret hidden in our new home.
And now she’s missing…
A jaw-dropping, addictive and totally twisty psychological thriller that will have you sleeping with the light on! Perfect for anyone who loved The Girl on the Train, Friend Request or The Wife Between Us.
Readers love Single Mother:
‘Omg!! I read this book in one day!! Could not put it down. It been a while since I’ve had a book that has gripped me like that.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Mind-blowing. I loved this book. It was epic. Oh my God… The ending was so unexpected. It was absolutely brilliant. I still can't wrap my head around it… I'm still reeling. Grab your copy ASAP.’ Inscribed Inklings, 5 stars
‘Addictive… not to be missed… will have you hooked from the very beginning and will not let go… a twisty thriller that will keep you guessing, and I couldn't put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I wanted to jump into the pages… a really gripping and exciting book that I devoured way too quickly’ Pink and Dizzy, 5 stars
‘I loved this book… filled with loads of twists… I was taken by surprise and I love that… addictive as hell and I read it in just over a day… I have to say I couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Absolutely loved… That twist at the end...Wow!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Forced me to finish in one sitting as I couldn’t wait to find out… hooked from the first page… twist after twist, and when I thought it all wrapped up nicely, she expertly throws in another one… a chilling, utterly engrossing, and refreshing read full of suspense.’ Blue Pink Books, 5 stars
‘Tremendous!… knocks it out of the park… lots of red-herrings thrown in to keep you guessing… buy this book as soon as you are able, you won’t be disappointed. Loved it.
Did he leave me? Or did something terrible happen? I’m scared someone finally found out about what happened on the drive home that night…
I lie awake at night trawling the internet for rental properties, desperate for an escape. Until I see my husband’s gorgeous face smiling back at me from a photograph on the fireplace in someone else’s home, and something inside of me snaps.
At the house, I find no trace of him and the woman who lives there has no idea who I am. But I’m certain she’s hiding something behind the locked door upstairs. I know that if I want answers, I have to stay.
You might think that what’s inside that room is the answer to all my questions and the end of all my pain. But it’s only the beginning…
Nail-biting and completely gripping, The Happy Couple will make you question how well you really know the ones you love. Perfect reading for anyone who adored by The Wife Between Us, The Girl on The Train or Gone Girl.
Readers are loving The Happy Couple:
‘I DEVOURED this book. I finished with my mouth hanging wide open. What did I just read? There were so many twists that you just couldn't even keep up at times. It was a thrilling rollercoaster ride… read it entirely in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘OH MY LIFE! This book had me captivated from the very first page!... I LOVED THIS BOOK! There are some huge shocks and twists which will have you gasping!... Clever, captivating, devious, exciting and non-stop. I highly recommend this book!’ The Book Reviewing Mum Blog, 5 stars
‘I was hanging by the edge of my seat then BAM. Surprise! OMG what an ending!!! I loved, loved, loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘OMG!... Hits you between the eyes with the most perfectly placed plot twist that had never even crossed your mind! You certainly won’t see where this one is going so just buckle up and enjoy the ride… A BRILLIANT page-turner! It has an incredibly satisfying ending that sent shivers down my spine AND an exquisite twist that made my heart sing! Loved, loved, LOVED it!’ My Chestnut Reading Tree, 5 stars
Days later, when I’m arrested for Sasha’s murder and torn away from my perfect little family, I’ll wish I had told someone about the threatening note I received that morning.
I’ll hate myself for not finding out who the gift hidden inside my husband’s wardrobe was for.
I’ll scream from the rooftops that I’m innocent – but no one will listen.
I will realise I was completely wrong about everything that happened that night…
But will you believe me?
Twisted and absolutely unputdownable, Date Night exposes what goes on behind the closed doors of a happy home and the dangerous truths we ignore to protect the ones we love. Perfect reading for anyone totally gripped by The Wife Between Us, Friend Request or Gone Girl.
Readers adore Date Night!
‘Wow!… I stayed up all night to finish this book. I’m all sorts of wound up… phenomenal!… easily one of my favourite books of the year. My jaw is hanging on the floor... I could not put down this book… I’m blown away… I’m going to need a couple days to fully process it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow, wow, wow! An ending I did NOT see coming... PHENOMENAL… a fast moving read with an unforgettable ending. FANTASTIC!!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow, this book immediately drew me in and kept me concocting reasons to ignore chores so that I could race back to it… it had me glued to it. I’d even find myself waking up and reading a chapter in the night... Absolutely a winner for me!’ Pick a Good Book, 5 stars
‘Wow, what a jaw-dropping, can’t-put-down, wonderful book this was… such an amazing book with a shocking ending… a rollercoaster of emotions. I just couldn’t put down this book… I wanted more and more. I just devoured this… I absolutely loved this book.’ Blue Moon Blogger, 5 stars
‘This addictive mystery kept me guessing from the first page until the last… a fantastic, tense thriller full of twists and turns, with a jaw-dropping finale that left me reeling.’ Emma’s Bibliotreasures, 5 stars
‘Omg, I honestly didn't see that ending coming, that was one hell of a totally unexpected, jaw-dropping twist.
They were all there the day your sister went missing.
Who is lying? Who is next?
THEN – In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom.
Eleanor never came back.
NOW – The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organising a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing.
When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface. One of the group hides the darkest secret of them all…
If you loved Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, this gripping psychological thriller packed full of twists and turns will be impossible to put down.
What readers are saying about The Reunion:
‘Whoa! Never saw THAT coming!! I could not put this book down - stunning!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Oh wow, it was absolutely brilliant. An absolutely gripping psychological thriller that will have you tearing through the pages.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Keeps you guessing all the way…I never saw THAT ending…Brilliant read 5 stars.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘This story kept me turning the pages late into the night and early in the morning. It's been a long time since a book has had me feeling so much suspense.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars
‘If you only read one psychological thriller in 2018 then make sure it’s this one.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A definite must read!... I flew through this book and will be recommending it to anyone who will listen!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A really gripping story, lots of twists and turns and a corker of an ending… An absolutely brilliant book and one I highly recommend.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A top notch psychological thriller - intriguing, compelling and at times heart-breaking… An excellent read which I couldn’t wait to get back to every time I put it down.’ A Ticket to Everywhere, 5 stars
‘Wow does this story fling you all over the place. Lots of wonderful twists and turns, red herrings and a never saw that coming ending.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A brilliant book from Samantha Hayes with an ending that you won’t forget easily!!! 10/10, 5 stars and highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I read it in two sittings, The ending left me gobsmacked coming as a complete shock, it was hard to put down and highly recommended.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow, wow, wow!...
But Ella has never been married…
Absolutely love twisty and unputdownable psychological thrillers like Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and Gone Girl? Then you will be totally hooked by this jaw-dropping novel about the dangerous secrets behind a perfect marriage.
What readers are saying about The Liar’s Wife:
‘Oh my freaking god! What a fabulous and intriguing read… this is definitely the best book I’ve read by her YET!... I absolutely loved this shocker of a book… left me stunned, as to the why, well you are just going to have to read the book and see… One of the most exciting psychological thrillers I’ve read all year… just buy it you won’t disappointed I promise.’ The Book Review Café, 5 stars
‘This book was INSANE… The plot twist at the end slapped me in the face and I am still in shock about it!! I COMPLETELY recommend this if you’re a fan of books like “The Girl on the Train”, “The Woman in the Window”, and “Gone Girl”.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘A brilliant and gripping thriller! It’s very fast-paced (I was racing through to find out what happened)!’ Cloud of Thoughts, 5 stars
‘Pushes all the right buttons from the off and continues to push them right up until the last page. The story is mesmerising as it draws you in and won’t let go (well didn’t me) and at times I had to reign myself back from wanting to find out the outcome, NOW!!... The ending will shock you and left me reeling a bit if I’m honest. In my top 3 reads of this year… Awesome… wonderful… 10/10, 5 stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow!... grabs your full attention and keeps it until the very end… This read kept me wondering where it was all going and I could not wait until the end to find out… You will not regret picking this one up!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Writing that gets the hairs standing up on the back of my neck,… A fast-paced psychological thriller of the finest order… chillingly good.’ nigeladamsbookworm, 5 stars
‘Holy cow, all I can say is this is one of those books that will have you craving more… be ready for the shock that might just blow your mind… Riveting, chilling, thrilling, and absolutely shocking'!!! A must read for any thriller lover!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Just couldn't tear myself away
When Lorna gets a chilling text from ex-lover Andrew, she feels her perfect life start to unravel around her.
Everything in Lorna’s life runs like clockwork, from her 6 a.m. morning run to the strict 60-minute counselling sessions she gives. It’s the only way she can deal with the terrible secret she carries.
The secret she thought she was finally free from. Because the only other person who knew it was Andrew.
And Andrew died the day before the message was sent...
If you love twisty psychological thrillers that get under your skin, like The Girl on the Train, I Let You Go or anything by Louise Jensen, you’ll be utterly blown away by the jaw-dropping lies in Tell Me A Secret.
What readers are saying about Tell Me A Secret:
‘I am actually blown away… I have whiplash from all the twists and turns… this one stumped me big time. I love it when I book takes my hunches and flips them around on me and is like HA! You are so wrong!’ The Book Collective
‘Gosh!!!… I can honestly say that was the best psychological thriller I have read this year. I am lost for words… will leave you saying OMG… brilliant’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Immediately grabbed me and kept me with it all day, I seriously am 100% truthful when I say ‘I couldn’t put it down’... I defy you not to GASP… will leave you shocked and then shocked!!!!… brilliant and exciting’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Pick this book up NOW! I mean it – immediately. You won’t sleep until you’ve finished it, but trust me, it’s well worth the sacrifice… the twists were wonderfully unpredictable… I was absolutely shocked’ A Numinous Girl, 5 stars
‘AMAZING twists. The whole book is a twist! I loved it!... ALL OF THE STARS! I LOVED this book!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Mesmerizing… more twists and turns than a rollercoaster… had me hooked in from the first page right through to the shocking final chapter… There was one jaw-dropping, mind-blowing twist that almost caused me to drop my kindle in shock, I most definitely didn't see that twist coming!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Holy wow!… You will not be able to put it down! The faster your heart beats, the faster you want to read and the more you will want know what happens next… keeps you guessing until the very last page. When you think you have it all figured out you are hit with a twist that will leave you reeling!’ A Book With Review
A chilling psychological thriller with a shocking twist from Samantha Hayes, the bestselling author of THE LIAR''S WIFE and BLOOD TIES
''An emotional thriller that''ll keep you on the edge of your seat'' Look
Mary Marshall would do anything for her daughter Julia. A devoted grandmother to Julia''s children, she''s always been the rock her family can rely on. Until now. Mary has a past Julia knows nothing about, and it''s come back to haunt her.
Julia''s husband Murray French is walking a tightrope. A solicitor struggling with an alcohol problem, he''s about to lose his wife and his children to another man: someone successful, someone they deserve. Someone who''s everything he''s not. Can he ever get his family back?
Just when Julia thinks life is starting to turn around, she stumbles upon the brutalised body of a girl she teaches. And as the terrible present starts to shed light on her mother''s past, Julia realises her family''s nightmare is only just beginning...
A heart-stopping emotional thriller with a breathtaking twist from the bestselling author of THE HAPPY COUPLE Samantha Hayes
January 1992. A baby girl is left alone for a moment. Long enough for a mother to dash into a shop. Long enough for a child to be taken.
Thirteen years later, solicitor Robert Knight''s stepdaughter wins a place at a prestigious London school for the gifted. The only puzzle is his wife Erin''s reaction. Why is she so reluctant to let Ruby go? Doesn''t she want what''s best for her? As Erin grows more evasive, Robert can''t help but feel she has something to hide, and when he stumbles on mysterious letters, he discovers she has been lying to him. Somewhere in his wife''s past lies a secret; a shocking secret that threatens to destroy everything...
Thrilling and unputdownable, Blood Ties will make you ask what dark secrets lie behind your neighbours'' closed doors. Perfect reading for anyone who loved The Wife Between Us, The Girl on The Train or Gone Girl.
Readers are gripped by Blood Ties:
''Wow!!!!! AMAZING!! Lots of twists & turns!'' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
''ASTOUNDINGLY GOOD. This is one of the best thrillers I have read'' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
''An ABSOLUTELY GRIPPING thriller, which I found hard to put down. Will stay with you after you finish'' Book Club Forum
''Wow! WHAT A TWISTY TALE. Just when you think you know everything you need to - the end just keeps tricking and daring you to unveil something else'' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
''YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED with this story'' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
You're alone. You're vulnerable. And you have something that someone else wants. At any cost.
Claudia Morgan-Brown finally has it all. Pregnant with a much-wanted first baby of her own, she has a happily established family of two small step-sons and a loving husband with a great career. But she is also committed to her full-time job as a social worker, and her husband travels often. So when Claudia hires Zoe to help her around the house in anticipation of the baby’s arrival, it seems like the answer to her prayers. But despite Zoe's glowing recommendations and instant rapport with the children, there's something about her that Claudia cannot trust.
Moreover, there has been a series of violent attacks on pregnant women in the area, and Claudia becomes acutely aware of her vulnerability. With her husband out of town for work and her family far away, who will be there to protect her? And why does she feel unsettled about Zoe? Realizing appearances can be deceiving even in her seemingly perfect world, Claudia digs deeper into Zoe’s blurry past and begins to wonder – how far would someone go to have a child of her own?
Riveting from its very first pages, Until You’re Mine is a multilayered masterwork of twisted, psychological suspense. Readers of Before I Go to Sleep and Turn of Mind will be enthralled by this multilayered novel, featuring a twisted plot that ends in a breathtaking and shocking finale.
Two years after a terrifying spate of teenage suicides, the remote village of Radcote has just begun to heal. Then a young man is killed in a freak motorcycle accident and a suicide note is found among his belongings. When a second boy is found dead shortly thereafter, the nightmare of repeat suicides once again threatens the community.
Desperate for a vacation, Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher has just come to Radcote for a stay with her sister, Jo, but the atmosphere of the country house is unusually tense. Freddie, Jo's son, seems troubled and uncommunicative, and Jo is struggling to reach out to him. Meanwhile, Lorraine becomes determined to discover the truth behind these deaths. Are they suicides, or is there something more sinister at work? Finding answers might help Freddie, but they'll also lead to a shocking truth: whatever it is--or whoever it is--that's killing these young people is far more disturbing than she ever could have imagined, and unraveling the secret is just as dangerous as the secret itself.
Wicked, intense, and utterly compulsive, What You Left Behind confirms Samantha Hayes as a top thriller writer.
Vor knapp zwei Jahren wurde das englische Dorf Radcote von einer Selbstmordserie heimgesucht. Gerade erst ist ein wenig Normalität in den Ort zurückgekehrt, da wird der Abschiedsbrief eines tödlich verunglückten jungen Mannes gefunden. Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher wollte in Radcote eigentlich ein paar entspannte Wochen bei ihrer Schwester Jo verbringen. Doch als ein zweiter Junge sich das Leben nimmt und dann auch noch ihr Neffe Freddie verschwindet, weiß Lorraine, dass sie schnell herausfinden muss, ob es sich bei den Todesfällen womöglich doch um grausame Verbrechen handelt. Und sie muss Freddie finden, bevor es zu spät ist …
A assistente social Claudia Morgan-Brown está prestes a realizar o sonho de sua vida: vai dar à luz uma menininha. Apesar da ausência do marido ao longo da gravidez – James é oficial da Marinha e fica semanas e até meses longe de casa –, ela mal pode esperar para segurar seu bebê nos braços após várias tentativas e perdas.
Porém, as diversas tarefas de Claudia, além da responsabilidade de cuidar dos gêmeos Oscar e Noah, filhos do primeiro casamento de James, deixam o casal preocupado. A próxima partida de James se aproxima, e eles decidem contratar uma babá.
Zoe Harper quer muito o emprego. Com as melhores recomendações, ela conquista os gêmeos e se muda para o lar do casal. Mas Claudia logo percebe que a mulher tem outros motivos para se aproximar da família.
As suspeitas de Claudia se transformam em verdadeiro terror quando começa a ocorrer uma série de ataques brutais a mulheres grávidas na cidade. Imersos em problemas familiares, os investigadores Lorraine Fisher e Adam Scott são forçados a deixar suas questões de lado e correr contra o tempo para encontrar o assassino antes que ele cometa mais um crime.
Uma narrativa repleta de reviravoltas, Até você ser minha traz os desejos humanos mais intensos e mostra quão longe alguém pode chegar para conseguir o que quer.
“Hayes semeia o suspense desde o início e nos conduz a um final espetacular.”Entertainment Weekly
“Muito tenso e extremamente bem escrito.” The Independent
“Impossível parar de ler.”Library Journal
“Excelente thriller psicológico com um final inquietante e surpreendente.”Publishers Weekly