5 Nail-Biting Books To Read This Autumn

Nicole Wood rounds up five of the best gripping books for the spooky season...
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A HAUNTING TALE >>

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

If you’re looking for the ultimate page-turner, then look no further. This gripping tale tells the story of a grieving mother who after ten years remains haunted by the disappearance of her daughter.

Fifteen-year-old golden girl, Ellie, had her whole life ahead of her, until one day, in the blink of an eye, she was gone. Ten years later, Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter.

Doubt, fear and questions come flooding back when she meets the nine-year-old daughter of a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps her off her feet. Why? His daughter is the image of Ellie.

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A PARENT’S WORST NIGHTMARE >>

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Jaw-dropping moments and twists galore, this captivating story is a must for your autumn reading list.

The Couple Next Door follows the story of a couple who attend a dinner party at their neighbour’s house who has requested they leave their six-month-old daughter at home.

Taking turns to check on their sleeping daughter, the couple find that their final check leads to their worst fear… she’s gone. They’ve never had to deal with the police before, but now they have, who knows what secrets they’ll find.

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SECRETS AND LIES >>

Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas

A spooky tale packed with mystery and secrets. Twenty years ago 21-year-old Sophie Collier vanished one night. She left nothing behind but a trainer and the broken heart of her best friend, Francesca.

Now a body’s been found and Francesca’s drawn back to the seaside town she’s tried to forget. Secrets, fears and the past are about to be uncovered. This tense psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.

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PLAYING DETECTIVE >>

Walk The Wire by David Baldacci

Chilling, suspenseful, shocking. The intelligent detail and impressive plot will leave you on tenterhooks. FBI investigator, Amos Decker and his colleague, Alex Jamison, are summoned to North Dakota to seek answers after a hunter discovers the remains of a woman.

Gruesome details, a mysterious past and tons of perplexing questions make for a twist-turning story.

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FAMILY MATTERS>>

Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

One more chapter is the phrase you’ll keep telling yourself from the moment you pick up this book.

Thirteen-year-old Sharlah May Nash is about to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, when her older brother who eight years ago beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives has started murdering again. The question is, why?

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