USA Today bestseller
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…
A completely gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming. Fans of The Girl on the Train, The Sister and Before I Let You In will be captivated.
The Darkest Lies
What readers are saying about THE DARKEST LIES
'BARBARA COPPERTHWAITE DEALT ME A BODY BLOW OF PROFOUND EMOTION. BRILLIANT WRITING!' Linda's Book Bag
'BRILLIANT, TRAUMATIC, AND TENSE' Postcard Reviews
'I BAWLED MY EYES OUT. AMAZING STUFF!' Damp pebbles
'A fast-paced thriller with plenty to keep the reader hooked right up until the final very dramatic chapters.' Portobello Book Blog
'That damp, silent, mysterious fenland takes centre stage in this book, beautifully and authentically described.' Random Things Through My Letterbox
'A TAUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER' Crimepieces
'There is a rawness to the emotions contained within and the reader is involved every step of the way. Copperthwaite’s descriptions of grief are eloquently and beautifully written.' Blooming' Brilliant Books
'CLEVERLY WOVEN' If Only I Could Read Faster
'INCREDIBLY HONEST, RAW AND EMOTIONAL' Cosy Books
'A MARVELLOUS MIX OF TENSE, ATMOSPHERIC, CHILLING, EMOTIONAL THRILLS' Ali - The Dragon Slayer
'Gave me chills' The Haphazardous Hippo
'There’s such a twist in this book that will leave you gasping. And as for the book’s climax – oh my goodness, what fantastic tension-filled writing.' Being Anne
'Had me in floods of tears' By The Letter Book Reviews
'A darkly addictive and creepy page turner that had me on the edge of my seat' My Chestnut Reading Tree
'A real page turner- drawing you into it’s pages and refusing to let you go to sleep. Just one more page- I can’t leave them here!!!!!!!' Bookworms and Shutterbugs
'The Darkest Lies is totally one mesmerising, captivating engaging read that will have you hooked from start to finish,' 'Chelle's Book Reviews
'Full of twists and turns and red-herrings everywhere,' Tracy Fenton, Compulsive Readers and Facebook's THE Book Club
'Full of suspense – loved it, 5 stars!!!' Donna's Book Blog
'Consuming and utterly unputdownable!!' El's Book World
'This is a novel about love, motherhood, trust and lies. I recommend it!' Bibliomaniac
'Gripping and shocking with its many layers of deceit,' Rachel's Random Reads