Do No Harm

Do No Harm

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Lily has a fresh new start when she marries Sebastian, but her controlling ex-husband soon makes an appearance, and soon she's fighting for her marriage ... and her life. A startling, twisty psychological thriller from bestselling author Lucy V Hay.

'Well written, engrossing and brilliantly unique' Heat

'Prepare to be surprised' Closer

'A claustrophobic and complex read' CultureFly

'Sharp, confident writing' Peter James


Till death do us part...

After leaving her marriage to jealous, possessive oncologist Maxwell, Lily and her six-year-old son have a second chance at happiness with headteacher Sebastian. Kind but vulnerable, Sebastian is the polar opposite of Maxwell, and the perfect match for Lily. After a whirlwind romance, they marry, and that's when things start to go wrong...

Maxwell returns to the scene, determined to win back his family, and events soon spiral out of control. Lily and Sebastian find themselves not only fighting for their relationship, but also their lives...

Chilling, dark and terrifying, Do No Harm is a taut psychological thriller and a study of obsession, from one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction.


'Wonderfully layered and gripping' Jendella Benson

'I couldn't put it down' Paula Daly

'Propulsive, inventively and purely addictive' Crime by the Book

'Intense and pacy' Mari Hannah

'Wrong-foots you in ALL the best ways' Caz Frear

'Original, daring and emotionally truthful' Paul Burston

'Slick and compulsive' Random Things through My Letterbox

'Crackles with tension' Karen Dionne

'A contemporary thriller with a heart of darkness' Live & Deadly

'Dark, compelling, twisted, thought-provoking and emotional' Chapter in My Life
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25.4mm | 249.48g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912374218
  • 9781912374212
  • 1,746,734

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`From the cover to the title to the set-up to the ending, this will wrong-foot you in ALL the best ways' Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies * `Crackles with tension' Karen Dionne * `As dark and twisty as the Brighton Lanes' Peter James * `Prepare to be seriously disturbed' Paul Finch * `A cracker of a debut! I couldn't put it down' Paula Daly * `An unsettling whirlwind of a novel with a startlingly dark core' The Sun * `Well written, engrossing and brilliantly unique, this is a fab debut' Heat * `With twists and turns in every corner, prepare to be surprised by this psychological mystery' Closer
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About Lucy V. Hay

Lucy V. Hay is a novelist, script editor and blogger who helps writers via her Bang2write consultancy. She is the associate producer of Brit Thrillers Deviation (2012) and Assassin (2015), both starring Danny Dyer. Lucy is also head reader for the London Screenwriters' Festival and has written two non-fiction books, Writing & Selling Thriller Screenplays, plus its follow-up Drama Screenplays. She lives in Devon with her husband, three children, six cats and five African Land Snails.
Follow Lucy on Twitter @LucyVHayAuthor, on Facebook and her website:
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Rating details

257 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 31% (80)
4 33% (84)
3 24% (62)
2 9% (24)
1 3% (7)
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