After He Died

After He Died

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A devastatingly moving, explosive psychological thriller from the international bestselling author of A Suitable Lie

'Disturbing but compulsive ... I loved it' Martina Cole

'Bristling with unease, this is domestic noir at its very darkest, twisting the marriage thriller into a new and troubling shape' Eva Dolan

'Vivid, visceral and compulsive' Ian Rankin
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You need to know who your husband really was...

When Paula Gadd's husband of almost thirty years dies, just days away from the seventh anniversary of their son, Christopher's death, her world falls apart. Grieving and bereft, she is stunned when a young woman approaches her at the funeral service, and slips something into her pocket. A note suggesting that Paula's husband was not all that he seemed...

When the two women eventually meet, a series of revelations challenges everything Paula thought she knew, and it becomes immediately clear that both women's lives are in very real danger.

Both a dark, twisty slice of domestic noir and taut, explosive psychological thriller, After He Died is also a chilling reminder that the people we trust the most can harbour the deadliest secrets...
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'Gripping and suspenseful fare that reinforces Malone's renown for producing psychological thrillers' Herald Scotland

'It's a tough high-wire act, balancing believability with surprise, but the author pulls it off with aplomb. Excellent stuff' Doug Johnstone, The Big Issue

'Michael J Malone has portrayed this beautifully and managed to get the balance just right ... A well-paced, excellent read' Promoting Crime

'After he Died is a fantastic read packed with engaging characters and a compelling narrative' CrimeSquad

'An explosive tale, one that takes hold, bites, and doesn't let go' LoveReading

'A stark, gripping storyline' Scots

'A fine, page-turning thriller' Daily Mail

'Original, engrossing and scary' The Times

'Brilliantly creepy' Daily Record

'Genuinely shocking' Crime by the Book
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20.32mm | 272.16g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912374331
  • 9781912374335
  • 38,546

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`A stark, gripping storyline' Scots * `A fine, page-turning thriller' Daily Mail * `Vivid, visceral and compulsive' Ian Rankin * `A terrific read ... I read it in one sitting' Martina Cole * `An expert plotter; twists & turns feel properly embedded in the story. It's a tough high-wire act, balancing believability with surprise, but the author pulls it off with aplomb' Doug Johnstone, Big Issue
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About Michael J. Malone

Michael Malone is a prize-winning poet and author who was born and brought up in the heart of Burns' country, in Ayr. He has published over 200 poems in literary magazines throughout the UK, including New Writing Scotland, Poetry Scotland and Markings. His career as a poet has also included a (very) brief stint as the Poet-In-Residence for an adult gift shop. Blood Tears, his bestselling debut novel won the Pitlochry Prize (judge: Alex Gray) from the Scottish Association of Writers. Other published work includes: Carnegie's Call (a non-fiction work about successful modern-day Scots); A Taste for Malice; The Guillotine Choice; Beyond the Rage and The Bad Samaritan. His psychological thriller, A Suitable Lie, was a number one bestseller on AU/UK ebook charts, and House of Spines soon followed suit. Michael is a regular reviewer for the hugely popular crime fiction website www.crimesquad.com. A former Regional Sales Manager (Faber & Faber) he has also worked as an IFA and a bookseller.
Follow Michael on Twitter @michaelJmalone1
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Rating details

317 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 21% (66)
4 38% (119)
3 30% (95)
2 9% (30)
1 2% (7)
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