5 Gripping reads you can’t put down

Once you pick these up, you’ll never be able to put them down! Prepare to stay up all night reading to the very end.

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I Let You Go

Author: Clare Mackintosh

Published By: Little, Brown

It took just seconds for Jenna Gray’s world to collapse. After a terrible accident, she has to flee, leaving behind everything she’s ever known. In a desperate attempt to wipe the slate clean, Jenna finds a secluded cottage on the Welsh coast, where she’s alone with her fears and frightening memories. As Jenna slowly manages to piece her life back together, she learns that the past is always round the next corner. This chilling tale is a compelling read.

i let you go

In a Dark Dark wood

Author: Ruth Ware

Published by: Vintage

In this thriller, school friends Nora and Claire haven’t seen each other for 10 years, until Claire invites Nora to her hen party. Years before, Nora fled school and never went back, now she receives an invitation to Claire’s hen party. Will this be Nora’s chance to put things behind her? But when something goes horribly wrong, we learn that secrets always have a way of coming out.

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First One Missing

Author: Tammy Cohen

Published by: Transworld Publishers

Someone is murdering little girls in the community, shattering the lives of the parents left behind with only the memories of their children to haunt them day and night. When another little girl is murdered, the parents come together to offer each other support. They try to uncover the killer, but cracks soon appear in the group. This intense psychological thriller takes the reader on a tormented journey, and opens up a frightening world of our worst fears.

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Black Eyed Susans

Author: Julia Heaberlin

Published by: Penguin

When Tessa was 17, she survived the brutal attack of a serial killer, becoming famous for being the killer’s only victim to survive. Decades later, Tessa has rebuilt her life, but when she begins to notice small signs that perhaps the criminal she helped put in prison for the murders is not the right person, she wonders if the real killer is still out there, and whether her own daughter’s life is in danger.

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In Bitter Chill

Author: Sarah Ward

Published by: Faber & Faber

In 1978, two girls – Rachel Jones and Sophie Jenkins – go missing. Rachel comes back, but Sophie is never found, and after three decades of trying to come to terms with her daughter’s disappearance, Sophie’s mother takes her own life. Despite trying to create a future for herself, news of the death brings memories of the past flooding back to Rachel, and she realises the only way she can move on is to find out what happened 30 years ago.

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