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What You Left Behind

Fiction: Suspense
Unabridged   10.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 04/14/2015

What You Left Behind

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622316588
Digital Download ISBN:9781622316595


The bestselling author of Until You're Mine returns in a mesmerizing new thriller about a bizarre rise in teenage suicides in a rural English town.

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Product Description

Five years ago, nineteen-year-old Simon Hawkeswell hanged himself in his family home in Warwickshire, England. The reasons behind his choice remain a devastating mystery, and what's worse, not long after his death a wave of "sympathetic" suicides among local teens rocked the community. But that was then. A short-lived, sinister trend that's faded into oblivion. Or so everyone thought. When a young man is killed in a freak motorbike accident and the authorities find a suicide note on him, the nightmare of repeat suicides once again threatens their village.

Desperate for a vacation, Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher has just come to Warwickshire for a stay with her sister, Jo, but the atmosphere of the country house is unusually tense. Freddie, Jo's son, seems troubled and uncommunicative. After yet another young man takes his life, Freddie disappears and Lorraine knows there must be something dark around town that links the suicides. Finding answers should help her find Freddie, but they'll also lead to a shocking truth: whatever it is--or whoever it is--that's killing these young people is far more disturbing than she ever could have imagined, and unraveling the secret is just as dangerous as the secret itself.

Wicked, intense, and utterly compulsive, WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND is a twisted achievement of true psychological suspense, confirming Samantha Hayes as a top thriller writer.


"Twisted...Hayes plants the seeds of suspense early, and they gestate until a truly spectacular ending bursts forth."--Entertainment Weekly "Terror lurks just below the surface in this excellent psychological thriller....The twisty plot builds to a surprising and unnerving finale." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Wonderfully creepy...Hayes not only delivers a splendid mystery, she offers insights into the inner lives of today's women and mothers in particular....Readers will find it hard to put this title down. A well-written, compelling plot, great characters, and a feminist viewpoint all add up to a satisfying read." --Library Journal "A hit ...Both frantic, page-turning pacing and a surprise ending...Hayes' tale succeeds."--Kirkus

Author Bio

Samantha Hayes has been a full-time author since 2006 . Her novels are family-based emotional and psychological thrillers, with the emphasis being ?real life fiction'. She focuses on current issues and news-led themes. When she writes, she sets out to make the reader initially ask, ?What if this happened to me or my family?' With three children of her own, Samantha is well-versed to talk about how the aftershocks of crime impact upon families and communities. Samantha grew up in the West Midlands and having left school at sixteen following a diverse childhood, she is no stranger to doing whatever it takes to achieve her ambition of becoming an author. She avoided university and took jobs ranging from private detective to barmaid to fruit picker and factory worker, lived on a kibbutz, spent a few years in Australia and the USA, before finally getting into crime writing. Her writing career began when she won a short story competition in 2003. She now lives in Warwickshire with her family.