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I emerge from the trees, drenched in sweat, my voice lost as I take in the scene in front of me. The blood. The body. Emma’s eyes meet mine for a second. “It was an accident,” she whispers.


Emma and I were childhood best friends. We did everything together. Until that terrible night in the woods.


I couldn’t tell anyone what I’d seen. We never discussed it, but our bond was too strong; I could never betray my best friend. Even if she had killed someone.


But I also couldn’t stay in town and watch her live a normal life, knowing what she’d done. So I left.


Now, ten years later, I’m back. The guilt and the fear have stayed with me. And I have realized I need to reveal the truth if I’m ever going to move on.


But I never get the chance. Because the day I turn up, Emma is found dead, and the way she was killed means I start to doubt everything I thought I knew about that night all those years ago.


An utterly gripping and compelling psychological thriller with twists and turns to die for. If you love Karin Slaughter, Paula Hawkins and Freida McFadden, you’ll love Best Friends Forever.

My hands tremble as I unfurl the handwritten note. “I’m back. Did you miss me?” it says. A wave of dizziness crashes over me. My best friend can’t be back. I know that because she’s dead.

We always swore nothing could break us, the friends who had each other’s backs, no matter what. We were everything to each other. Until we weren’t, until the night of the party when one of us died. And one of us became a killer.

I’ve been living quietly since marrying my dependable high-school sweetheart, raising my beloved daughter and staying out of trouble. I still see those friends from long ago around our small Massachusetts town, eyes sliding past as we avoid each other. We swore never to tell, we just couldn’t keep our friendship alive with the secret lying so heavily on us.

But it seems the past has a way of holding on to us, drawing us together again. Because I’ve received a note. I’m coming home, it says, I can’t wait to see you. But she can’t come home. She’s dead. And we’ve been hiding the killer ever since.

So who has sent the note? What do they know? And, most terrifying of all, what do they want from me…?

A gripping, heart-stopping thriller about friendships, first love, and secrets to die for... If you love The Night She Disappeared, Girl A and The Housemaid, you’ll love The Slumber Party.

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Detecting Fear


Your heart pounds in your chest, breath catching in your throat as the hair on the back of your neck slowly prickles with the feeling of being watched.

What is it that you’re truly afraid of?

The neighbor next door who might be a serial killer? Falling prey to a psychopath? Or your own inner demons, unleashed? Murder, mystery, mayhem - pick your poison.

The stories in this anthology, previously published in periodicals ranging from Suspense Magazine to The Saturday Evening Post, run the gamut from Hard-Boiled to cozy, noir to funny, with whodunit as the theme.

Whether you’re a fan of great past detectives like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple and Poirot, or modern investigators like Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad and Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta, you’ll find something to satisfy your inner sleuth within these pages.

Featuring the short stories:

Detecting Fear

It's All About The Cat

Dying Print

It's In The Bag

A Little Bit Of Murder

Searching For Sunshine

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