The Family

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Oct 3, 2019 - 384 pages
2 Reviews
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'This gripping psychological thriller slowly lures you in, then keeps you guessing about who's good - and who really isn't - all the way to the end' Heat



'Twisted and suspenseful, each layer of deception is peeled back for maximum dramatic impact' Woman's Weekly

'A very good study of vulnerability, and how our best intentions can often lead us astray' The Guardian



'A fast-paced, unputdownable read' Candis



'Enchanted by danger' Woman



'A clever, addictive thriller about family, loss and lies. Packed full of secrets and twists, it will keep you guessing until the final page' Alice Feeney



'Raced through it in a day! Creepy and compelling' B A Paris



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Could one mother's mistake cost her daughter everything?



ONCE YOU'RE IN, THEY'LL NEVER LET YOU LEAVE.



At Oak Leaf Farm you will find a haven.

Welcome to The Family.



Laura is grieving after the sudden death of her husband. Struggling to cope emotionally and financially, Laura is grateful when a local community, Oak Leaf Organics, offer her and her 17-year-old daughter Tilly a home.



But as Laura and Tilly settle into life with their new 'family', sinister things begin to happen. When one of the community dies in suspicious circumstances Laura wants to leave but Tilly, enthralled by the charismatic leader, Alex, refuses to go.



Desperately searching for a way to save her daughter, Laura uncovers a horrifying secret but Alex and his family aren't the only ones with something to hide. Just as Laura has been digging into their past, they've been digging into hers and she discovers the terrifying reason they invited her and Tilly in, and why they'll never let them leave...



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Readers love The Family:



'If you like a tense, edge of your seat thriller then this one is for you, I highly recommend it'



'Utterly gripping, the characters were believable raw and real'



'What a fabulous read! Couldn't put it down'



'The thrilling ending left me shocked'



'Kept me hooked and guessing until the very end'

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User Review  - rmarcin - LibraryThing

This is a dark psychological thriller that opens up with a bloody scene. Laura and her 17 year-old daughter, Tilly, are grieving the death of Gavan, their husband/father. Financial, medical, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - nicx27 - LibraryThing

What a dark and gripping premise The Family has. That tagline "Once you're in, they'll never let you leave" really grabbed my attention. Laura has just lost her husband, Gavan, in tragic circumstances ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

Louise Jensen is a global No.1 bestselling author of psychological thrillers. Louise has sold over a million English language books and her novels have been sold for translation to twenty-five territories, as well as being featured on the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers' lists. Louise was nominated for the Goodreads Debut Author of 2016 Award and The Guardian's Not the Booker 2018. The Gift has been optioned for TV and film.



Louise lives with her husband, children, madcap dog and a rather naughty cat in Northamptonshire. She loves to hear from readers and writers and can be found at www.louisejensen.co.uk, where she regularly blogs flash fiction and writing tips.

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