Louise Jensen, Read by Helen Keeley, Kathryn Griffiths and Iestyn Arwel

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Narrated By: Helen Keeley, Kathryn Griffiths, Iestyn Arwel

Duration: 10 hours and 10 minutes

What to expect

‘This gripping psychological thriller slowly lures you in, then keeps you guessing about who’s good – and who really isn’t – all the way to the end’ Heat

‘Twisted and suspenseful, each layer of deception is peeled back for maximum dramatic impact’ Woman’s Weekly

‘A very good study of vulnerability, and how our best intentions can often lead us astray’ The Guardian

‘A fast-paced, unputdownable read’ Candis

‘Enchanted by danger’ Woman

‘A clever, addictive thriller about family, loss and lies. Packed full of secrets and twists, it will keep you guessing until the final page’ Alice Feeney

‘Raced through it in a day! Creepy and compelling’ B A Paris

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Could one mother’s mistake cost her daughter everything?


At Oak Leaf Farm you will find a haven.
Welcome to The Family.

Laura is grieving after the sudden death of her husband. Struggling to cope emotionally and financially, Laura is grateful when a local community, Oak Leaf Organics, offer her and her 17-year-old daughter Tilly a home.
But as Laura and Tilly settle into life with their new ‘family’, sinister things begin to happen. When one of the community dies in suspicious circumstances Laura wants to leave but Tilly, enthralled by the charismatic leader, Alex, refuses to go.
Desperately searching for a way to save her daughter, Laura uncovers a horrifying secret but Alex and his family aren’t the only ones with something to hide. Just as Laura has been digging into their past, they’ve been digging into hers and she discovers the terrifying reason they invited her and Tilly in, and why they’ll never let them leave…

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Readers love The Family:

‘If you like a tense, edge of your seat thriller then this one is for you, I highly recommend it’

Utterly gripping, the characters were believable raw and real’

‘What a fabulous read! Couldn't put it down

‘The thrilling ending left me shocked’

Kept me hooked and guessing until the very end’


Modern & contemporary fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction

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‘A clever, addictive thriller about family, loss and lies. Packed full of secrets and twists, it will keep you guessing until the final page’ Alice Feeney

‘So good, raced through it in a day! Creepy and compelling, another great impossible-to-put-down thriller from the fabulous Louise Jensen’ B A Paris

‘Wow! What a book. I loved it, the pace was fantastic and the relationship between Tilly and Laura was gripping and the love really stood out. I thought I had it all sussed, but didn’t see how neatly everyone was connected. This book is going to fly!’ Darren O’Sullivan

‘Cements Louise as the writer of beautiful, character-led, yet still page-turningly-good thrillers. This will (and should) be huge’ Louise Beech


Kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page’ Jane Corry

‘I was gripped’ Robert Bryndza

‘Will chill you to the bone’ The Sun


I would give this a 10 out of 5 stars if I could!…An absolutely fantastic, heart-pumping, twisted, thrill-seeking read’

Mind blowing, edge-of-your seat fantastic!…Kept me guessing straight from the off’

Suspenseful, thrilling, fast-paced and emotional’

‘An awesome pageturner! Read it!!!!!!! NOW!’