Every time I meet Barbara Copperthwaite I’m struck anew by how modest, unassuming, friendly and talented she is so I’m thoroughly delighted to be helping reveal her latest book, Her Last Secret.
I’ve been lucky enough to interview Barbara for Linda’s Book Bag here, and I have reviewed another of her books, The Darkest Lies, here. When Barbara’s Flowers for the Dead hit its first book birthday she kindly returned to the blog to tell me a bit more about that journey and you can read her thoughts here.
Her Last Secret will be published by Bookouture on 13th October 2017 and is available for pre-order here.
Her Last Secret
There are some secrets you can never tell.
The last thing to go through Dominique Thomas’s head was the image of her teenage daughter’s face and her heart lifted. Then the shot rang out.
They were the perfect family. Successful businessman Ben Thomas and his wife Dominique live an enviable life, along with their beautiful children; teenager Ruby and quirky younger daughter, Mouse.
But on Christmas Day the police are called to their London home, only to discover a horrific scene; the entire family lying lifeless, victims of an unknown assailant.
But when Ruby’s diary is discovered, revealing her rage at the world around her, police are forced to look closer to home for the key to this tragedy.
Each family member harboured their own dark truths – but has keeping their secrets pushed Ruby to the edge of sanity? Or are there darker forces at work?
This dark, gripping psychological thriller will have you holding your breath until the very last page.
About Barbara Copperthwaite
The people behind the crime, from the perpetrator to the victim and beyond, are what intrigue Barbara Copperthwaite.
She was raised by the sea and in the countryside, where she became a lover of both nature and the written word – the latter leading to a successful career as a journalist. For over twenty years people have kindly and bravely shared with her their real experiences of being victims of crime. Now, through fiction, Barbara continues to explore the emotional repercussions.