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Home Before Dark

Home Before Dark

Hachette UK. 2020

'Clever, twisty, and altogether spine-chilling. . . . [A] deliciously terrifying story. . . .You'll want to read this one after dark, ideally with the wind whistling in the eaves and a window banging somewhere just out of reach. But keep the light switch handy. You just might need it' Ruth Ware, Book of the Month What was it like? Living in that house. Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into a rambling Victorian estate...

Home Before Dark

Home Before Dark

Hachette UK. 2009

About to close a major deal, Ed Lister is called to the phone. It’s the news every parent dreads. His art-student daughter Sophie has been found brutally murdered in Florence. In an instant, Ed’s charmed world – successful business, beautiful wife, lavish lifestyle – begins to unravel. Frustrated with the official police inquiry, Ed vows to find Sophie’s killer. When his quest leads to a mysterious website, Ed hires a young cyber-sleuth to track down the web-master, Ward – the most...

She Has A Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be

She Has A Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be

A haunting tale of suspense, rendered with the masterful skill only Barker could muster. Stranger Things is for children. This is '80s throwback horror at its best.

Home Before Dark

Home Before Dark

HarperCollins UK. 2013

In one woman’s search for a place in her daughter’s life, family secrets will be exposed and old alliances shattered. But the truth must not be denied. Sixteen years ago adolescent Jessie did the best she could for her newborn daughter – her older sister adopted baby Lila. Since then Lila has been told that Jessie is but a distant aunt.

Home Before Dark

Home Before Dark

Scholastic. 2021

A little girl drops her teddy bear in the park, and he struggles to make it home to her before it gets dark.