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A woman alone. Watched. But by whom, and why?

When schoolteacher Jackie Winter inherits her beloved aunt’s house, she discovers that her close relative had been keeping a terrible secret.

As Jackie is drawn into her aunt’s past, all that was certain begins to fray. But she is destined to not experience this alone. Someone is watching her every move.

Then, there is a
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Kindle Edition, 198 pages
Published August 8th 2019 by THE BOOK FOLKS crime thriller and suspense publisher
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Carolyn
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
After the death of her beloved Aunt Helen, schoolteacher Jackie Winter returned to her teaching job still grieving only to be faced daily with an obnoxious parent complaining about her child's treatment. When the parent turns up dead after an argument with Jackie in the street near her home, she finds herself suspected of the murder.

Like her Aunt Helen who was a journalist who travelled widely and put her career ahead of marriage, Jackie is a spinster but unlike her Aunt she feels she has become
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Brenda
Jackie Winter realized that she would never hear her beloved Aunt Helen’s voice again. Her passing hadn’t been unexpected, but it was still a great loss. And when Jackie was informed by the solicitor that she had inherited Aunt Helen’s house, among other things, Jackie knew she wanted to remain in the house she’d loved since she was a girl. Perhaps it would keep Aunt Helen close.

Jackie returned to her teaching position after the weeks she’d had off to care for her aunt. But she was unsettled –
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Sharah McConville
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another suspenseful story from Anna Willett. Loved it!
Diane Dickson
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Anna Willett writes dark and threatening very well indeed.

There are many threads that come together beautifully as we watch a timid and insecure woman having to face real horror. The characters are very vivid and the drip feed of truth is intriguing and keeps you turning the pages well into the night.

The past comes back to haunt the present and in the present nothing is quite what it seems. Another great book Ms Willett.
David Pearson
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fabulous story from one of my favourite thriller writers! This one kept me totally engaged from the start. As the book progresses, the reader develops an affinity with the main characters, and the culprit remains obscure to the very end. Beautifully written.
Kevin
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Woman Behind Her, by Anna Willett, is a haunting story of guilt, resolve, and facing one’s fears. I was reminded of Edgar Allan Poe's classic The Tell-tale Heart. Jackie, a mousey, timid school teacher, faces the building terror of being investigated by the police after an abusive parent is found dead. Jackie is the last person to see her alive. Jackie’s tension and dread is palpable as she spirals into a state of fear and near-madness. It is a wonderfully written tale.

Then, the story takes
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Bulldog67
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!

The Woman Behind Her has it all – murder, madness, infidelity and tragedy. A well written fast moving story that pulls you along and never lets up.

Anna Willett uses ordinary people and their lives to ground the reader in the story and then she turns everything on its head as things go so badly wrong. The main character, Jackie is plunged into dire straits when she’s implicated in a murder. At the same time, she’s living in her late aunt’s house and delving into a past mystery.

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Erik Empson
Anna Willett does it again with a creepy thriller in which the tension mounts on every page. Jackie Winter is a tough cookie - as a teacher, she has to be - but when her aunt dies and she moves into her house, her world changes quickly. Beginning to doubt herself, she finds herself in deep water. Accused of a terrible crime, she has to cover her tracks, and only a secret buried far in the past will help her.
Janet Harrison
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of Anna Willetts books and I am never disappointed and this book is no exception. The Woman Behind Her is such a brilliant story. I couldn't put this book down, it had me engaged from the very first page until the very last page. Beautifully written, I highly recommended this book.
If you think you have this story figured out...think again!
Jazzy
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in two sittings!

After the death of her aunt, Jackie starts to discover a secret past, but just when you think you know which way this story is going, think again. Things get scary and the twists keep coming.

An excellent thriller for lovers of this genre.
Rochelle
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Awesome book. I will be looking for more from this author . Love her writing style.she kept me wanting to know more
Susan Margaret Leedy
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A well written story

Loved this book, each and every person and situation was well presented. The horrors which occurred were poignant even in their psychotic existential nausea!
Betty Mueller
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved it! I literally couldn't put it down. Very well written and the surprises just kept coming.
Karen Sheldon
Sep 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Pretty good book...woman's aunt passes away and she thinks she fell and hurt herself. The plot twists and turns from there. Well written with a great twist in the story.
SUE
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
very good story. I was surprised with who the culprit was.
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