C.L. Taylor


The person you trust may only be telling you half the story…


Sue Jackson seemingly has the perfect family but when her teenage daughter Charlotte deliberately steps in front of a bus and ends up in a  coma she is forced to question it all.


Sue can’t believe that Charlotte would deliberately try to kill herself but as she retraces her daughter’s steps she finds a horrifying entry in Charlotte’s diary ‘keeping this secret is killing me’.


Does someone want to harm Charlotte? Whose secret is she keeping?  In her hunt for evidence, Sue begins to mistrust everyone close to her daughter and she’s forced to look further, into the depths of her own past.  There is a lot that Sue doesn’t know about Charlotte’s life.  But then there’s a lot that Charlotte doesn’t know about Sue’s…



An enjoyable rollercoaster of a suspense novel with multiple twists

Daily Mail
Daily Mail

[A] gripping first novel … This psychological thriller will resonate long after the final page

Publisher's Weekly
Publisher's Weekly

This dark and creepy book is a must read

Fabulous Magazine, The Sun
Fabulous Magazine , The Sun

[A] thrilling crime debut

Woman Magazine
Woman Magazine

An ominous atmosphere, a tense tale of past and present colliding, and a narrator whom no-one believes: this book is a delight

Alex Marwood
Alex Marwood


Psychological thriller

UK Publication

HarperCollins / Avon, April 2014

US Publication

Sourcebooks, June 2014

Rights Sales

UK & Commonwealth: HarperCollins/Avon
North American: Sourcebooks
Czech: Domino
French: Marabout/Hachette Livre
German: Piper
Hungarian: Alexandra Publishing
Italian: Longanesi
Polish: Proszynski Media
Portuguese (Brazil): Bertrand Brasil
Russian: Exmo
Spanish: Duomo Ediciones
Swedish: Lind&Co
Turkish: KRP