The Babysitter. Phoebe Morgan
‘A spine-chilling tale’
‘A compelling page-turner’
Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
‘A terrific read!’
Cass Green, author of In a Cottage in a Wood
‘Utterly absorbing, I couldn’t put this thrilling whodunit down’
C. L. Taylor, Sunday Times bestselling author of Sleep
‘Claustrophobic and unsettling!’
Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me
‘A real page-turner’
B A Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors
‘Unsettling… I read this with a growing sense of dread’
Louise Jensen, author of The Sister
‘Keeps the reader captivated until the final twist’
Jane Corry, Sunday Times bestselling author of My Husband’s Wife
‘Crackles with twists and turns’
Amanda Jennings, author of The Cliff House
‘Impossible to put down!’
Isabel Ashdown, author of Little Sister
‘So clever… I didn’t guess the ending at all!’
Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request
ONE PLACE. MANY STORIES
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For my girlfriends.
Every penny from these books is going towards our
shared home where we’ll live when we’re all eighty and
can’t tolerate anyone else apart from each other.
What I don’t understand is what happened to the baby. That poor little mite. How did she get caught up in all this? It’s enough to make your blood run cold. She was already on our nursery list. I hope to God they find her.
– Penny Speller, owner at Mulberry Bush Nursery School, Ipswich
We didn’t know anything about it. Not until the police arrived. I’ve never seen so many police. I think they were digging behind that row of flats, not far from the harbour.
– Margaret Parkinson, 42 Ludgate Road, Ipswich
I think any one of them could have done it. I mean, why did they bugger off to France? Bit convenient, don’t you think?
– Graham Smith, Facebook Group [346 replies]
We need to remember, there’s a woman dead too. Caroline Harvey’s life matters. #RIPCaroline.
– @rainbows55, Twitter
It was the husband. It’s ALWAYS the husband.
– Michelle Rhodes, to her book group over wine [nods of agreement: 5]
Look. All I want is for us to be able to get the story. The whole story of what happened that night. Our readers deserve the truth. Don’t they?
– Jessica Coutts, News Editor at the East Anglian Daily Times