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The Life I Left Behind

A must-read taut and twisty psychological thriller
  • Author
    • Colette McBeth
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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?
  • Published: Aug 13 2015
  • 197 x 131mm
  • ISBN: 9781472205995
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Press Reviews

  • The Times
    Praise for Colette McBeth: 'Colette McBeth delivers twists and shocks with superb timing. An impressive debut'
  • Sunday Express
    'An excellent storyteller... Precious Thing is more than deserving of a place on the modern thriller bookshelf'
  • Literary Review
    'An interesting and original page-turner'
  • Sunday Mirror
    'A cleverly crafted tale... If you're a fan of Gone Girl, you'll love this'
    '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'
  • Paula Hawkins, author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

    The Life I Left Behind is a rare thing; a well-paced, meticulously-researched thriller which is not just gripping but compassionate, too
  • Marian Keyes

    Absolutely amazing. Grip-Lit of the highest order. Brilliant.
  • Sun
    One of the best books of the year
  • Woman & Home
    This intriguing and twisty thriller kept me reading into the night
  • Fabulous
    A creepy and clever thriller
  • Independent
    McBeth's is a much better realisation of the same theme [as The Lovely Bones] and, psychologically, by far the more interesting accomplishment
  • Irish Times
    If a more affecting psychological thriller is published this year, it will be a very good book indeed
  • Heat
    Dark and clever murder tale with a twist
  • Glamour
    McBeth pulls it off with aplomb
  • Jill Mansell

    Completely brilliant
  • Lucy Diamond

  • Marian Keyes

    Lots of women published great, grippy thrillers this year - Colette McBeth's The Life I Left Behind (Headline Review) is one of the best. The plot is taut and compelling, the writing excellent, but it's the exciting narrative structure that sets it apart - a three-strand storyline, one told by a woman who has already been murdered.