A mesmerizing new thriller from the author of Until You’re Mine
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.
SAMANTHA HAYES grew up in the West Midlands, left school at sixteen, avoided university and took jobs ranging from being a private detective to barmaid to fruit picker and factory worker. She lived on a kibbutz, and spent time in… More about Samantha Hayes
“[Hayes is] bursting with talent…This is a fine psychological suspense novel from a writer to watch.”–Globe and Mail
“Hayes pulls readers in and keeps them captivated with plenty of red herrings, truly creepy characters, and a wickedly surprising ending that will stump even the most experienced thriller fan. Delightfully disturbing psychological suspense that fans of John Connolly, Lisa Gardner, and Sophie Hannah won’t be able to put down.”—Library Journal (starred review) Praise for Samantha Hayes’ Until You’re Mine
“Twisted . . . Hayes plants the seeds of suspense early, and they gestate until a truly spectacular ending bursts forth.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Terror lurks just below the surface in this excellent psychological thriller. . . . The twisty plot builds to a surprising and unnerving finale.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Wonderfully creepy . . . Readers will find it hard to put this title down. A well-written, compelling plot, great characters, and a feminist viewpoint all add up to a satisfying read.” —Library Journal
“A hit.” —Kirkus Reviews ”Totally unputdownable…And just when you think you’ve figured things out, watch out for the twist!”—Cosmopolitan (UK)
“Wonderfully creepy”—Toronto Star
“A classic cuckoo in the nest tale with a disturbing twist…. This book is almost impossible to review without spoilers, so I won’t. All I can say is, you won’t see it coming.”—Harpers Bazaar (UK)