A family built on lies…
A dark and twisty psychological thriller, in which a young girl is abducted and her family is confronted with a horror from deep in their past. Perfect for fans of BA Paris and Sue Fortin.
A young girl has been taken. Abducted, never to be seen again.
Joe and Hannah, her traumatized parents, are consumed by grief. But all is not as it seems behind the curtains of their suburban home.
Loretta, the Family Liaison Officer, is sure Hannah is hiding something – a dark and twisted secret from deep in her past.
This terrible memory could be the key to the murder of another girl fifteen years ago. And as links between the two victims emerge, Joe and Hannah learn that in a family built on lies, the truth can destroy everything…
Chris Curran worked as a teacher, an actor and scriptwriter, and now reviews fiction for various publications and blogs. She is a published short story writer and her most recent, The Thought of You, was shortlisted for the 2017 CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition. An early draft of her debut novel, Mindsight, was shortlisted for the Yeovil Literary Prize in 2013. Her Deadly Secret is her third novel.
”'A cracker of a read! Will have you turning the pages, gripped, until you find answers” - The Welsh Librarian
”'Grabbed me from the first chapter and kept me gripped” - Rather Too Fond of Books
”'A truly engrossing and compelling tale of lies and loss. Loved it” - Jen Med’s Book Reviews
Praise for Chris Curran: -
”'Powerful story telling with a dark mystery at its heart” - Amanda Hodgkinson, New York Times bestselling author of SPILT MILK and 22 BRITANNIA ROAD
”'Gripping and tense in all the right places” - Jen Med’s Book Reviews
”'Truly gripping” - SUNDAY EXPRESS
”'Rich cast, believable characters, powerful premise, lovely prose and proof that crime fiction can be intelligent and pulse-racing” - JJ Marsh, author of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
”'I would highly recommend this novel for readers who enjoy excellently narrated dark and thrilling crime mysteries” - Liza Perrat, author of WOLFSANGEL
‘I look forward to reading more from Chris Curran and recommend to all who enjoy a good mystery with lots of twists’Julia Connor, Goodreads -