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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781529421811

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 1st September 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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‘Tense, creepy and utterly chilling’ Charlotte Duckworth

‘I devoured it in a single sitting’ Charlotte Philby

‘Sly, tense and heartbreaking’ L V Matthews

Lauren can’t believe she’s escaped her old life in London for a new start with her partner, Paul, and his two young children. Haunted by her past, Lauren knows how lucky she is: a dream home, a ready-made family. And she also knows how much she could lose.

But as Lauren struggles to adjust to motherhood, her fears grow. She’ll never live up to the ghost of Paul’s perfect wife, or help him forget his grief over her tragic death. And as village rumours begin to swirl about their house in the woods, Lauren feels ever more isolated – despite Paul’s reassurances. She wants to trust Paul – she owes him everything – but how can she, when she can barely trust herself?


‘Gripping, tense and chilling’ 5* reader review

‘Heart-pounding’ 5* reader review

‘Couldn’t put it down’ 5* reader review

‘A really brilliant thriller’ 5* reader review

‘Oh my god, this book blew me away!’ 5* reader review


I raced through this compelling novel in just two days. Tense, creepy and utterly chilling. What She Left Behind is easily the best thriller I've read this year. It's a proper page turner. So creepy and clever
Charlotte Duckworth
What She Left Behind is a masterpiece in the suspense thriller genre. Sly, tense, and heartbreaking in equal measure. I absolutely loved it
L V Matthews
Set against the backdrop of a 'normal' life, this story simmers with foreboding and menace. The build-up to the ending is perfectly paced and executed. A highly recommended read for lovers of dark domestic noir thrillers. 5 stars from me
J. A. Corrigan
Dark and menacing, What She Left Behind is a pacy, accomplished thriller that kept me reading on as the tension built with every page, until I had devoured it in a single sitting - never guessing the final twist
Charlotte Philby
What She Left Behind is the perfect domestic thriller, truly gripping and shimmering with a dark undertone. My heart was in my mouth as I raced to the end. Mind-blowing and utterly compelling
Vikki Patis
A claustrophobic and very clever domestic noir thriller with a great sense of setting, believable characters and an excellent twist - I raced through this
Catherine Cooper
What a clever, involving and suspenseful novel about how vulnerability and self-doubt can be exploited so deeply. Emily Freud has written scenes which gave me goosebumps . . . Not to be missed
Jane Lythell
A deliciously dark and claustrophobic page-turner with a heartbreaking twist
Sophie Flynn
One of the best twists I've read in years. You won't want to miss this clever, addictive novel from Emily Freud
Sarah Lawton
Loved this dark, pacey and gripping [novel] with a twist that knocked me sideways. A killer thriller!
Kate Maxwell
Emily Freud's What She Left Behind is a twisting evocative story which I devoured in just a few sittings. Brilliantly written and with a chilling isolated setting - I loved it!
Lia Middleton