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The Stranger Beside Me

On sale

3rd August 2023

Price: £9.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349431499

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‘Families and friendships, secrets and lies, twists and turns and a shocker of an ending – I didn’t see that coming! Loved it’ JACKIE KABLER

‘I enjoyed this classy and twisty thriller. A great read, don’t miss it!’ B.A. PARIS

‘The definition of a trust no one, shifting sands novel with beautifully drawn characters and breath-taking reveals. Perfect domestic-noir crime. I bloody loved it!’ HELEN FIELDS

‘Tautly plotted, this is a breathlessly thrilling ride from a writer at the top of her game’ LISA BALLANTYNE

‘A beguiling tale with brooding undercurrents that unsettled and entertained me in equal measure. Engrossing and addictive’ MARION TODD

‘Another amazing book from Caroline England; so intriguing and beautifully written. A sheer pleasure to read’ AMANDA ROBSON

‘A cleverly woven plot leading to an incredible twist you won’t see coming!’ JEN FAULKNER

‘Caroline England draws the fragile characters so finely, I didn’t want to turn the pages lest I damaged them even more!’ HELEEN KIST

A new dark, twisty psychological suspense by bestselling author Caroline England, author of Betray Her and My Husband’s Lies.


When no one is what they seem, who can you trust?

Katy Henry is lost and lonely. A single mother, plagued by fatigue and anxiety, she rarely has time for friends. But when she encounters Sibeal Matthews, all this changes. Sibeal is everything that Katy is not: assured, headstrong and charming.

Katy soon finds herself pulled out of her isolation into a fierce friendship. But Sibeal is not all that she seems. Tragedy haunts her, and for all her feistiness, she is startlingly dependent on her brother, Gabriel. And when her life begins to spectacularly unravel, Katy is swept up in the storm.

As Katy fights to protect herself and her son, it’s not just Sibeal who threatens to endanger them – Katy’s own past starts to rupture. Who can Katy trust? Can she even trust herself?

Praise for Caroline England:

‘In the very top tier of psychological thrillers’ M W CRAVEN

‘The duchess of dark domestic noir strikes again’ HELEN FIELDS

‘Powerful . . . psychological menace and dramatic plot twists’ DAILY MAIL

A twist that I didn’t see coming!’ T. M. LOGAN

‘Kept me gripped’ B. A. PARIS

‘Incredibly twisty . . . deliciously satisfying‘ CLAIRE ALLAN

‘A taut, tantalising thriller’ SHERYL BROWNE

Truly terrific!’ MARTINA COLE