Please take a moment to review Hachette Book Group's updated Privacy Policy: read the updated policy here.

On My Life

On My Life

When a pregnant woman is imprisoned on suspicion of murder, she must fight to prove her innocence from behind bars or her baby may be given away to whoever framed her…

Framed. Imprisoned. Pregnant. It’s her worst nightmare…

Jenna Burns thought she had the perfect life: a loving fiancé, a great job, a beautiful home.

Then she returns home one day to find her stepdaughter murdered; her partner missing.

And the police think it was her…

Jenna knows she’s been framed. But how can she prove it from behind bars?

And then she finds out she is pregnant.
It’s not only her life at stake.

Surrounded by prisoners who’d hurt her if they knew what she’s accused of; aware that someone outside hates her enough to kill; Jenna will do whatever it takes to clear her name, save her baby, and find out the truth.

But can she do it in time?

(P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 7th March 2019

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781473681545

Reviews

A thrilling, terrifying novel... I was caught from the first frightening page and the unflinching look at prison life was shocking, addictive and, at times, very moving. The ending left me breathless.
Kate Helm, author of <i>The Secrets You Hide</i>
With shocking twists until the very end, you won't want to put this down
Heat
ON MY LIFE is fast paced, twisty and nail biting, but it's so much more too.
Holly Seddon, author of <i>Don't Close Your Eyes</i>
Tense, unflinching and heartbreaking. This one kept me up late in the night. Angela Clarke has excelled herself.
Colette McBeth
Mesmerising and unflinching. Angela Clarke's meticulously researched book expertly captures the sense of fear and dog-eat-dog mentality that permeates our institutions. A propulsive, utterly compelling novel.
Fiona Cummins
The story is so compellingly told that you won't be putting it down
Sunday Express S Magazine
Clever, gripping and powerful - Angela Clarke's ON MY LIFE is a great read.
William Ryan, author of <i>A House of Ghosts</i>
Angela Clarke has written a very sensitive, moving and sympathetic look at incarcerated women in ON MY LIFE. Empathy (and good research) on every page
Sinéad Crowley, author of <i>One Bad Turn</i>
A compulsive read with insight into women in the prison system; a mystery that is unpicked with pace and increasing tension.
Lisa Ballantyne, author of <i>The Guilty One</i>
Compelling, sympathetic and tense, with some wonderfully drawn characters and a truly cinematic ending.
Rod Reynolds, author of <i>Cold Desert Sky</i>
As dark and twisty as a tornado - Angela Clarke's best yet.
Mel McGrath, author of <i>Give Me the Child</i>
Angela has knocked it out of the park with this book - it's incredible. Dramatic, unputdownable, heart breaking, utterly compelling - and important. I read it in pretty much one sitting, with my heart in my mouth. Definitely in my Top 3 of the year!
Louise Voss
In a word, brilliant... So engaging at times I found it hard to breathe! It kept me up well past lights out several nights in a row.
James Oswald, author of the Inspector McLean series
Angela Clarke layers on the tension with this blistering, angry thriller which will change the way you think about women in prison.
Tammy Cohen, author of <i>They All Fall Down</i>
I finished Angela's book in one quick gulp. An absolute thrill-ride. I loved the prison setting and the entire cast. Fabulous pacing.
Jo Spain, author of <i>The Confession</i>
Authentic and bold, with a searing story and cracking characterisation.
LV Hay
This is a fresh, smart and important novel that absolutely stands out from the crowd. Highly recommended.
Catherine Ryan Howard, author of <i>The Liar's Girl</i>
Some books are hard to put down - this is one of them...With a twisting tale that races to a tense conclusion, this is a compelling and vivid read
Woman & Home
A twisty thriller that intensifies as it reaches it's conclusion - a clever and compelling read
Woman’s Weekly
Intelligent, pacy thriller... Taut, claustrophobic, fast-paced, moving. An incredibly gripping read.
Will Dean, author of <i>Dark Pines</i>
Tense, touching and claustrophobic, Clarke nails the horror of being imprisoned for something you didn't do. A rollercoaster ride of a thriller.
Ali Knight, author of <i>Before I Find You</i>
This book was so heaped with tension, threat and menace that I had to read it very quickly! Absolutely engrossing and entertaining as well as being a searing indictment of the penal system. This is an eye-opening, jaw-dropping read that will keep you up to the wee small hours.
Liz Nugent, author of <i>Skin Deep</i>
An explosive story of murder, injustice and sheer survival instincts - the fear almost leapt from the page!
Mel Sherratt
Angela Clarke is an author with something real to say, and a grip that only tightens as she says it.
Tony Kent, author of <i>Marked For Death</i>
Absolutely loved ON MY LIFE - a twisty, involving roller-coaster of a read with a powerful social message at its heart.
Roz Watkins, author of <i>The Devil's Dice</i>
A chilling portrait of prison life, and a brilliantly pacy plot
Sunday Mirror
A gripping thriller with a shockingly searing insight into prison life for women. Couldn't put this down.
Luca Veste, author of <i>The Bone Keeper</i>
Compelling, intense, and breathtakingly brilliant.
Angela Marsons, author of the DI Kim Stone novels
Well researched and shocking, this is both a gripping thriller and an indictment of prison policy
Literary Review
Such an expertly executed novel and a thrilling page-turner too.
Michelle Davies, author of <i>False Witness</i>
Pacy, addictive... couldn't put it down. Insightful, intelligent and moving with unforgettable characters and a brilliant twist. Stunning!
Claire Douglas, author of <i>Last Seen Alive</i>
On My Life has all the hallmarks of a classic Angela Clarke novel. She thoughtfully, sensitively and cleverly sheds light on the hidden world behind bars, but never lets the pace flag for one second. It's a blistering thriller with a big heart
Marnie Riches, bestselling author of <i>Tightrope</i>
ON MY LIFE by Angela Clarke is a heart-rending mystery, and an unflinching study of life in the prison system.
Stuart Neville, author of <i>So Say The Fallen</i>
A terrifying and moving story. You won't be able to look away, desperate to see if justice is done.
Lucy Dawson, author of <i>The Daughter</i>
A compelling, vividly realised prison drama with a mystery at its heart. Hugely enjoyed it.
Steve Cavanagh, author of <i>Thirteen</i>
An absolute page turner with excellently-realised characters and surprising humour. Even better, it has a huge heart. It will make you think differently about prisons and how pregnant women fare in them.
Alex Reeve, author of <i>The House on Half Moon Street</i>
The new thriller by Angela Clarke packs a powerful punch. An authentic and gripping account of an innocent woman trapped in the prison system.
Anna Mazzola, author of <i>The Story Keeper</i>
It's her best yet. ON MY LIFE is a claustrophobic helter skelter that had me racing to the end to find out who was telling the truth!
Katerina Diamond, author of <i>The Promise</i>
From the very first chapter I was truly captivated... I cannot recommend this book enough. Angela Clarke is a force to be reckoned with.
Caroline Mitchell, author of <i>Silent Victim</i>
Tense and heartbreaking, this is a beautifully constructed thriller.
Lucy Ayrton, author of <i>One More Chance</i>
Loved this... The pace never drops and the detail of prison life is so moving and brutal.
Claire McGowan, author of the Paula Maguire series
A fantastic story, brilliantly told...a great mystery, a high-stakes personal struggle, and a pile of massive twists. ON MY LIFE is a total triumph.
Julia Crouch, author of <i>Her Husband's Lover</i>
Reading this book was like being on an emotional rollercoaster: sometimes harrowing, sometimes heart-warming. I was enthralled from start to finish.
Rachel Abbott, author of <i>Come A Little Closer</i>
This isn't just a smart, high-tension page turner, it's a book that shines clear bright light on contemporary prison life.
William Shaw, author of <i>Salt Lane</i>
A smart, fast-paced prison thriller with a ticking clock scenario that's at once novel, and as old as humanity.
Mason Cross, author of the <i>Carter Blake</i> series
I loved it. A searing take on the treatment of women in prison as well as a fast-paced and smart thriller.
Gillian McAllister, author of <i>No Further Questions</i>
Moving and compassionate... As well as being fast-paced and involving it's a thought-provoking, and at times very tender, read. I found myself hurtling towards the end as the tension ratcheted up.
Amanda Jennings, author of <i>The Cliff House</i>
An unputdownable read about an ordinary woman's worst nightmare, ON MY LIFE is well researched, brilliantly written, scarily realistic and utterly heartbreaking.
SJI Holliday, author of <i>The Lingering</i>
A book to grip you by the throat and haunt your dreams after you have put it down. ON MY LIFE will stay with me for some time.
Cass Green
ON MY LIFE is truly special. On one hand a gut-punching psychological thriller and on the other a haunting exploration of the female prison system. It's a raw, honest and twisty novel about truth and bravery and I couldn't put it down.
Fran Dorricott, author of <i>After the Eclipse</i>
ON MY LIFE is an exhaustively researched, expertly-crafted and brilliantly-written prison story that places the reader firmly in the room. Angela Clarke movingly chronicles a woman's worst nightmare with a killer-twist at the end. A must-read.
Howard Linskey, author of <i>The Chosen Ones</i>
What an amazing, roller-coaster ride and also a searing indictment of the way women are treated in prison. Highly recommended.
Elly Griffiths, author of <i>The Stranger Diaries</i>
A claustrophobic, character-driven tour de force from Angela Clarke. Powerful, affecting and utterly compelling, the plot twists and turns like a corkscrew digging into your brain. Unmissable...
Neil Broadfoot, author of <i>No Man's Land</i>
This is a pacy read about a perfect life gone wrong...I didn't see the twist coming!
Prima
An angry, powerful read - one of those rare crime novels with more to deliver than routine thrills.
Mick Herron, author of <i>London Rules</i>