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The Life I Left Behind

The Life I Left Behind

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‘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’ (Marian Keyes Guardian)



Everyone tells her she’s a survivor. No-one knows she’s dead inside.

Six years ago Melody was left for dead. When the body of another woman, Eve, is discovered, Melody knows her attacker is still out there. The only way she can survive is to follow the clues of the life that Eve left behind.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 13th August 2015

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472205995

Reviews

Completely brilliant
Jill Mansell
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.
Marian Keyes, Guardian
One of the best books of the year
Sun
This intriguing and twisty thriller kept me reading into the night
Woman & Home
'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'
Lovereading.co.uk
McBeth pulls it off with aplomb
Glamour
'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'
Fabulousmag.co.uk
If a more affecting psychological thriller is published this year, it will be a very good book indeed
Irish Times
'An excellent storyteller... Precious Thing is more than deserving of a place on the modern thriller bookshelf'
Sunday Express
A creepy and clever thriller
Fabulous
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
Dark and clever murder tale with a twist
Heat
Absolutely amazing. Grip-Lit of the highest order. Brilliant.
Marian Keyes
Fantastic
Lucy Diamond
'A cleverly crafted tale... If you're a fan of Gone Girl, you'll love this'
Sunday Mirror
'An interesting and original page-turner'
Literary Review
Praise for Colette McBeth: 'Colette McBeth delivers twists and shocks with superb timing. An impressive debut'
The Times
McBeth's is a much better realisation of the same theme [as The Lovely Bones] and, psychologically, by far the more interesting accomplishment
Independent