Sarah Alderson - Friends Like These - Hodder & Stoughton

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781473681835
    • Publication date:13 Dec 2018
  • Downloadable audio file £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781473699014
    • Publication date:13 Dec 2018
  • Paperback £7.99
    More information
    • ISBN:9781473681828
    • Publication date:22 Aug 2019

Friends Like These

A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist

By Sarah Alderson

  • Paperback
  • £14.99

A gripping thriller about fake friendships and the truth that lies behind the Facebook page, for fans of The Girlfriend and Friend Request.

As addictive as FRIEND REQUEST, as gripping as THE GIRL BEFORE.

Lizzie hasn't thought much about Becca since the accident.

She remembers the blood though. She can see how you wouldn't be the same again after something like that. No one was surprised when Becca didn't come back to work.

And Lizzie's different these days too. She used to be the one in the shadows, stalking Becca's perfect life online, but a lot has changed since then.

So when Becca's ex shows up on Tinder, Lizzie swipes right. Why not? Doesn't she deserve a chance at happiness as well?

Becca will have moved on. There's no way she'd even remember Lizzie, no way she could know anything about her life - is there?

She's about to find out that with a friend like Becca, she doesn't need enemies...

'This cleverly plotted, well written book kept me engaged to the last page.' Rachel Abbott
'Captivating' SJI Holliday
'Absolutely loved this' Claire McGowan

See what readers are saying about FRIENDS LIKE THESE

'a rollercoaster ride of plot twists and turns that will leave you breathless.' NetGalley Reviewer
'a cleverly written and well plotted thriller' Goodreads Reviewer
'I struggled to put this book down and read it at every opportunity.' NetGalley Reviewer
'this is a readable thriller packed with characters many of us will undoubtedly relate to.' Amazon Reviewer
'an incredibly modern and accessible psychological thriller.' NetGalley Reviewer

Biographical Notes

Sarah is a British born, LA based author and screenwriter.

Sarah left the UK in 2010 to travel the world with her husband and then toddler daughter (a journey documented in her memoir Can We Live Here?). After living in Bali, Indonesia for 5 years, during which time she published seven young adult books, they moved to California, where Sarah now balances screenwriting for TV and films with writing novels.

She also has a successful career as a romance author under the pen name Mila Gray.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781473681811
  • Publication date: 13 Dec 2018
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Mulholland Books
This is an exhilarating ride where nothing is what it seems... Good luck getting anything else done until you've turned the final page. — Heat
With FRIENDS LIKE THESE, Sarah Alderson has created a fascinating female monster. This cleverly plotted, well written book kept me engaged to the last page. — Rachel Abbott, author of Come A Little Closer
The exploration of social media envy/fakery was incredibly dark but also caused me several winces of recognition. Compelling, timely, yet very original all at once. — Elodie Harper, author of The Death Knock
Captivating writing with just the right amount of twists and turns to keep you on your toes... Absolutely loved it! — SJI Holliday, author of The Lingering
Absolutely loved this... It's dark and satirical and uncomfortable reading for anyone on Instagram. — Claire McGowan, author of the Paula Maguire series
Hodder Paperbacks

Never Have I Ever

L. V. Hay
Authors:
L. V. Hay
Mulholland Books

In Her Eyes

Sarah Alderson
Authors:
Sarah Alderson
Hodder & Stoughton

The Last Kill

Deon Meyer
Authors:
Deon Meyer
Mulholland Books

Bad Day at the Vulture Club

Vaseem Khan
Authors:
Vaseem Khan

In the gripping new Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigate the death of one of Mumbai's wealthiest citizens, a murder with ramifications for its poorest.The Parsees are among the oldest, most secretive and most influential communities in the city: respected, envied and sometimes feared.When prominent industrialist Cyrus Zorabian is murdered on holy ground, his body dumped inside a Tower of Silence - where the Parsee dead are consumed by vultures - the police dismiss it as a random killing. But his daughter is unconvinced.Chopra, uneasy at entering this world of power and privilege, is soon plagued by doubts about the case.But murder is murder. And in Mumbai, wealth and corruption go in hand in hand, inextricably linking the lives of both high and low...

Hodder & Stoughton

The Bone Fire

S D Sykes
Authors:
S D Sykes
Hodder & Stoughton

Missing Person

Sarah Lotz
Authors:
Sarah Lotz
Hodder & Stoughton

Short Range

Stephen Leather
Authors:
Stephen Leather

The explosive new thriller in the Spider Shepherd seriesDan 'Spider' Shepherd's career path - soldier, policeman, MI5 officer - has always put a strain on his family. So he is far from happy to learn that MI5 is using teenagers as informants. Parents are being kept in the dark and Shepherd fears that the children are being exploited.As an undercover specialist, Shepherd is tasked with protecting a 15-year-old schoolboy who is being used to gather evidence against violent drug dealers and a right-wing terrorist group. But when the boy's life is threatened, Shepherd has no choice but to step in and take the heat.And while Shepherd's problems mount up at work, he has even greater problems closer to home. His son Liam has fallen foul of the Serbian Mafia and if Shepherd doesn't intervene, Liam will die.Praise for Stephen Leather'A master of the thriller genre'Irish Times'As tough as British thrillers get . . . gripping' Irish Independent 'The sheer impetus of his story-telling is damned hard to resist'Sunday Express

Hodder & Stoughton

Girl at Midnight

Katarzyna Bonda
Authors:
Katarzyna Bonda

A woman is reading in her flat in a town in the north of England. Her daughter is asleep in her bedroom. Sasha Zulaska has lived here for nearly seven years. Away from Poland. Away from her career as an undercover police officer. Away from the drink that nearly destroyed her. Most of all, away from the father of her child.It only takes one phone call for her past to come crashing back into her life, and despite her best efforts to avoid it, Sasha is soon back in Poland, investigating a murder with connections to the local mafia, to the church, to the recent, turbulent history of her country, to her own past. Ultimately, Sasha Zulaska must question everything she thinks she knows if she is to have any chance of survival.

Hodder & Stoughton

Dark Age

Pierce Brown
Authors:
Pierce Brown
Hodder & Stoughton

If She Wakes

Michael Koryta
Authors:
Michael Koryta

New York Times bestselling author Michael Koryta, the 'master' (Stephen King) of American thriller writing, returns with an electrifying new novel about two women fighting for their lives against an enigmatic killer.Tara Beckley is a college senior assigned to chaperone a visiting engineer to a conference. On the road, she is the victim of a brutal accident that kills the engineer but leaves Tara in a vegetative state - or, at least, so her doctors think. Really, Tara is the prisoner of locked-in syndrome, fully alert, but unable to move a muscle. Trapped in her body, she discovers that someone powerful wants her dead. But why? And what can she do, lying in a hospital bed, to stop them?Meanwhile, Abby Kaplan, an insurance investigator, is assigned to Tara's case. A former stunt driver, Abby has returned to Maine after a disaster in Hollywood left a beloved actor dead and her own reputation - and nerves - shattered. She has nothing left to give to the case, but she can tell there's more to the accident than meets the eye.When Abby starts asking questions, things spin out of control fast, leaving her boss murdered, Abby on the run, and an enigmatic young hit man on her heels.If She Wakes is a tension-filled thriller from one of the masters of the genre.

Hodder Paperbacks

The Mother-in-Law

Sally Hepworth
Authors:
Sally Hepworth
Hodder & Stoughton

A Capitol Death

Lindsey Davis
Authors:
Lindsey Davis
Hodder & Stoughton

Stone Mothers

Erin Kelly
Authors:
Erin Kelly

'The Victorians used to call their mental hospitals stone mothers,' I say. 'They thought the design of the building could literally nurse the sick back to health.'Marianne grew up in the shadow of the old asylum, a place that still haunts her dreams. She was seventeen when she fled the town, her family, her boyfriend Jesse and the body they buried. Now, forced to return, she can feel the past closing around her. And Jesse, who never forgave her for leaving, is finally threatening to expose the truth. Marianne will do anything to protect the life she's built; the husband and daughter who must never know. Even if it means turning to her worst enemy...But Marianne may not know the whole story - and she isn't the only one with secrets they'd kill to keep. Moving back through time to reveal twists you'll never see coming, STONE MOTHERS is the gripping new suspense novel from the bestselling author of HE SAID/SHE SAID.'Poignant and tragic, full of unexpected shifts and twists, addictively scary and thrillingly audacious.' Nicci French'The plot is so CLEVER... and the writing is perfection.' Marian Keyes'The incomparable Erin Kelly has written another captivating, cleverly constructed contemporary novel.' Paula Hawkins(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Hodder & Stoughton

Disturbance

Marianne Kavanagh
Authors:
Marianne Kavanagh

A fascinating character study and portrait of a small community that will leave you questioning all of your assumptions.You don't know what's going on in Sara's house...Or in her head.Sara is lonely. No one talks to her - not even her bad-tempered workaholic husband or her two beloved sons. Her solace is her house, the biggest in the village, hidden away behind high hedges.Then she strikes up a friendship with Katie, a college student living nearby, and a new world opens up. Her neighbours have been dying to get to know her, and they rush to help when Sara is devastated by a terrible accident.But nothing is quite what it seems. And when new betrayals and shocking revelations disturb her peace, Sara realises she has no choice: she must act to protect the safety of those she loves.(P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Hodder & Stoughton

The Fifth Doctrine

Karen Robards
Authors:
Karen Robards

THE BRAND NEW ACTION-PACKED, FAST-PACED THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR KAREN ROBARDS. PERFECT FOR FANS OF KAREN ROSE OR FILM RED SPARROW With her back against the wall, everything's on the line for Bianca St. Ives. She's either going to save the world-or die tryingIt took one hell of an effort for the authorities to finally get the jump on master manipulator Bianca St. Ives, but now that they have, it's far from the capture she expected. Instead of taking her in, there's an offer on the table, a one-shot deal that would allow Bianca to walk away scot-free as if they'd never found her. And all she has to do is run one last mission-the kind she might never return from. But if Bianca wants to go back to her normal life in Savannah, it's not like she has a choice . . . OR ORDER THE FIRST IN THE SERIES - THE ULTIMATUM - NOW

Mulholland Books

On My Life

Angela Clarke
Authors:
Angela Clarke
Hodder & Stoughton

The Malta Exchange

Steve Berry
Authors:
Steve Berry

The pulse-pounding new thriller featuring Cotton Malone. Perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Sam Bourne and Scott Mariani. The pope is dead. Cardinals are beginning to arrive at the Vatican to select his replacement, but one has fled for Malta in search of a document that dates back to the 4th century and Constantine the Great.Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone is in Italy, on the trail of legendary letters between Winston Churchill and Benito Mussolini that could re-write history. But someone else is after the same letters and, when Malone obtains and then loses them, he's plunged into a hunt that draws the attention of the legendary Knights of Malta.The knights are the only warrior-monks to survive into modern times. Now they are a global humanitarian organization, but within their ranks lurks the Secreti - an ancient sect intent on affecting the coming papal conclave. Malone races the rogue cardinal, the knights, the Secreti, and the clock to find what has been lost for centuries. Meanwhile, the election of the next pope hangs in the balance.

Coronet

Red Strike

Chris Ryan
Authors:
Chris Ryan
Hodder & Stoughton

Careless Love

Peter Robinson
Authors:
Peter Robinson
Hodder Paperbacks

Pet Sematary

Stephen King
Authors:
Stephen King

A perennial classic from Stephen King - timeless and topical.Soon to be a major motion picture from Paramount.The house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed.Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago.Only the occasional big truck out on the two-lane highway, grinding up through the gears, hammering down the long gradients, growled out an intrusive threat.But behind the house and far away from the road: that was safe. Just a carefully cleared path up into the woods where generations of local children have processed with the solemn innocence of the young, taking with them their dear departed pets for burial.A sad place maybe, but safe. Surely a safe place. Not a place to seep into your dreams, to wake you, sweating with fear and foreboding.