The Life I Left Behind

The Life I Left Behind : A must-read taut and twisty psychological thriller

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She's dead but she's the only one who knows what really happened;

What your friends have said.

What the police missed.

Who attacked you.

So if you want the truth who else are you going to turn to?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 22mm | 502g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1472205987
  • 9781472205988
  • 595,054

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One of the best books of the year * Sun * This intriguing and twisty thriller kept me reading into the night * Woman & Home * A creepy and clever thriller * Fabulous * McBeth's is a much better realisation of the same theme [as The Lovely Bones] and, psychologically, by far the more interesting accomplishment * Independent * If a more affecting psychological thriller is published this year, it will be a very good book indeed * Irish Times * The Life I Left Behind is a rare thing; a well-paced, meticulously-researched thriller which is not just gripping but compassionate, too -- Paula Hawkins, author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN Absolutely amazing. Grip-Lit of the highest order. Brilliant. -- Marian Keyes Praise for Colette McBeth:

'Colette McBeth delivers twists and shocks with superb timing. An impressive debut' * The Times * 'An excellent storyteller... Precious Thing is more than deserving of a place on the modern thriller bookshelf' * Sunday Express * 'An interesting and original page-turner' * Literary Review * 'A cleverly crafted tale... If you're a fan of Gone Girl, you'll love this' * Sunday Mirror * 'Precious Thing is one of my top five books of 2013. Truthfully, I would go on for hours about what I loved about this psychologically disturbing, thoroughly readable, cleverly written book' * * 'A great debut, menacing, gripping and full of twists and surprises... This is one of those incredibly compelling stories that simply drags you along, whether you like it or not. Highly recommended' * * beautifully written and a gripping story -- Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO
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About Colette McBeth

Colette McBeth is the critically acclaimed author of psychological thrillers Precious Thing, The Life I Left Behind and An Act of Silence.

Colette was a BBC TV News television correspondent for ten years, during which time she covered many major crime stories and worked out of Westminster as a political reporter.

She lives on the South Coast with her husband and three children.

Twitter @colettemcbeth
Facebook /colettemcbethauthor
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Rating details

2,688 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 22% (581)
4 44% (1,185)
3 27% (713)
2 6% (157)
1 2% (52)
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