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Barbara Copperthwaite

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What people say about Barbara's books:

"Will have you looking over your shoulder and under your bed... Original, gripping, with a deep psychological impact," Sunday Mirror
"Enthralling, tense and moving," Real People magazine
"Totally gripping, and scarily believable," Bella magazine

Barbara is the Amazon and USA Today bestselling author of psychological thrillers INVISIBLE, FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD, THE DARKEST LIES, and HER LAST SECRET. Her latest book is THE PERFECT FRIEND.

More importantly, she loves cakes, wildlife photography and, last but definitely not least, her two dogs, Scamp and Buddy (who force her to throw tennis balls for them for hours).

Having spent over twenty years as a national newspaper and magazine journalist, Barbara has inte
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Barbara Copperthwaite Getting to do the thing one loves for a living! The excitement of creating something. The buzz of terrifying nerves at putting something out there for…moreGetting to do the thing one loves for a living! The excitement of creating something. The buzz of terrifying nerves at putting something out there for the world to judge. Hearing through reviews that people 'got it' and enjoyed it...(less)
Barbara Copperthwaite The only real way through is to make yourself write through it. Writer's block doesn't really come from lack of ideas, I believe; it comes more from…moreThe only real way through is to make yourself write through it. Writer's block doesn't really come from lack of ideas, I believe; it comes more from fear. Fear of the blank document, fear of failure...fear that what you write will be awful!
So the only way past it is to make myself get on with it. Sit in front of my computer and type, something, anything, even if it is simply writing down my feelings at that moment, or describing the weather. I start with something simple, and before I know it the words will flow again.(less)
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The Darkest Lies

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Her Last Secret

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Flowers for the Dead

4.05 avg rating — 1,225 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Invisible

3.83 avg rating — 783 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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The Perfect Friend

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This time exactly 5 years ago, I was surrounded by packing boxes, because I was in the middle of moving house. I’d just quit my stressful job, taking voluntary redundancy rather than continue working punishing hours and all through the weekends.

Fast forward five years, and I’ve had five books published, and been a bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. Five years ago, I wouldn’t have...

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Flowers for the Dead by Barbara Copperthwaite
"Absolutely loved this book. I found myself both frightened of and sympathetic to Adam at the same time. His pursuit of Laura was relentless but given his past his mental state was quite understandable although I'm not sure Laura would agree. The t..." Read more of this review »
Flowers for the Dead by Barbara Copperthwaite
"A very differen psychological thriller. I enjoyed this book and the plot was cleverly written. "
Flowers for the Dead by Barbara Copperthwaite
"Nothing worse than a serial killer who thinks he is doing you a favor! Very creepy and had me shouting at the book at times. Good twists and turns, so won't spoil here. Definitely worth reading! #TBConFB"
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The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza
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What a killer start to a novel! Heart-pounding, tense, and horrifying, it had me on the edge of my seat. And from that moment, I was hooked.
The author, Robert Bryndza, has created a fabulous cast of characters. The title of this novel, The Girl In Th
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Between You and Me by Lisa    Hall
Between You and Me
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Well written and well researched, Between You and Me makes for uncomfortable reading and is a brilliant, honest portrayal of domestic abuse, that doesn’t sensationalize it in any way. It makes uncomfortable reading, not simply for the incidents that ...more
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The Butcher Bird by S.D. Sykes
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If you like your crime fiction with a touch of history, you’ll love this book. Set in 1351, just after the Black Death ravaged Britain, it features Oswald, a 19-year-old with secrets in his past that threaten to be unmasked. As if that isn’t eno
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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna  Cannon
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Sometimes you hear people raving about a book, and after you’ve read it, you think: what were they on about? Well, I decided to read The Truth About Goats and Sheep after hearing so many wonderful things about it…and they were absolutely spot on. Thi ...more
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Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
Behind Closed Doors
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A dark story of domestic bliss gone wrong, it is possible to imagine Behind Closed Doors happening on any street in Britain – and that is its strength.
The start is slow, but I had to keep reading, eager to discover how the story was going to unfold.
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