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  • Barbara Copperthwaite

Stay in with a good book this weekend!

As I write this the wind is roaring down my chimney, making the flames in my wood burner dance. Rain is lashing against the window, and the sky is dark as slate. It’s a day for staying in, maybe eating some cake and having a hot chocolate, and reading a good book while my dogs sleep at my feet. Basically, it’s a day to hibernate – and according to the weather forecast, the whole weekend is going to be like this.

Personally, I love an excuse to snuggle on the sofa and lose myself in a brilliant read. Even better when the book in question is a bargain! So I’m delighted to let you know that one of my psychological thrillers, The Darkest Lies, is currently on special offer on Amazon UK and Amazon USA. Right now, it’s only 99p / $1.28!

A mother desperate for the truth. A daughter hiding a terrible secret.

Melanie Oak appeared to have the perfect life. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Jacob, the couple live with their beautiful, loving, teenage daughter, Beth, in a pretty village.

Nothing can shake her happiness – until the day that Beth goes missing and is discovered beaten almost to the point of death, her broken body lying in a freezing creek on the marshes near their home.

Consumed with grief, Melanie is determined to find her daughter’s attacker. Someone in the village must have seen something. Why won’t they talk?

As Melanie tries to piece together what happened to Beth, she discovers that her innocent teenager has been harbouring some dark secrets of her own. The truth may lie closer to home and put Melanie’s life in terrible danger…

What readers are saying about The Darkest Lies:

‘A darkly addictive and creepy page turner that had me on the edge of my seat…the last few chapters were breathtakingly shocking with developments I hadn’t been expecting and the final pages were absolutely brilliant, leaving me with goosebumps!’ My Chestnut Reading Tree, 5 stars

‘Compelling, claustrophobic and horribly believable – a great read!’ B.A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown

‘It grips you by the throat and doesn’t let go. A tense, edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting ride’ Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl in the Ice and Last Breath

‘Vividly written and absolutely gripping. I couldn’t put it down!’ The Genre Reader, 5 stars

‘There are plenty of twists and turns that will keep you guessing, leading all the way to a jaw-dropping ending that left me spinning.’ Novel Deelights, 5 stars

‘Gripping and shocking. Had me completely enthralled in the action…a story that got under my skin.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

‘A dark, compelling and unforgettable read that had me hooked. The final paragraph haunted me, long after I had finished reading.’ Brew and Books Review, 5 stars

Find out more about THE DARKEST LIES here:

🇬🇧 Amazon UK

🇺🇸 Amazon USA

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