The Bad Things (alex Devlin, Book 1) by Mary-Jane RileyThe Bad Things (alex Devlin, Book 1) by Mary-Jane Riley

The Bad Things (alex Devlin, Book 1)

byMary-Jane Riley

Paperback | February 28, 2017

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A darkly compelling psychological thriller, full of twists and turns, perfect for fans of SISTER SISTER by Sue Fortin and INTO THE WATER by Paula Hawkins.Alex Devlin's life changed forever fifteen years ago when her sister Sasha's two small children were snatched in broad daylight. Little Harry's body was found a few days later, but Millie's remains were never discovered.Now Jackie Wood, jailed as an accessory to the twins' murder, has been released, her conviction quashed by the Appeal Court. Convinced Jackie can reveal where Millie is buried, Alex goes to meet her.But the unexpected information Wood reveals shocks Alex to the core and threatens to uncover the dark secret she has managed to keep under wraps for the past fifteen years. Because in the end, can we ever really know what is in the hearts of those closest to us?
Mary-Jane Riley spent many years as a BBC journalist and talk show broadcaster, covering some of the darker stories of the last decade, including the Suffolk prostitute murders, the Cambridgeshire serial killer Joanna Dennehy and Operation Endeavour, the police operation to trap illegal gangmasters in the Fens. She has had short storie...
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Title:The Bad Things (alex Devlin, Book 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:332 pagesPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0008153787

ISBN - 13:9780008153786

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'A brilliant debut novel . The complex, fascinating plot winds between two time zones as the heroine seeks to uncover the cause of a terrible family tragedy. Riley's real gift lies in her creation of one hundred percent real characters' Kate Rhodes, author of RIVER OF SOULS'A dark tale set in a familiar world. Riley's characters are unexpected and yet completely believable and this sinister and twisty tale will definitely stay with the reader for a long time.' Valentina Giambanco, author of THE GIFT OF DARKNESSThis book is brilliant . a read to be devoured. A twisty tale with a tense psychological plot . fresh, original and thrilling' Tracy Shepherd, Postcard Reviews.