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Lesley Kara



Lesley Kara is an alumna of the Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ course. She completed an English degree and PGCE at Greenwich University, having previously worked as a nurse and a secretary, and then became a lecturer and manager in Further Education. She lives on the North Essex coast.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
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When Darkness Calls (2018)
(Holly Wakefield, book 1)
Mark Griffin
"Meticulously plotted and devious in its execution, Mark Griffin's debut novel is utterly compelling. I can't wait to read the rest of the Holly Wakefield series."
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The Perfect Betrayal (2019)
Lauren North
"A heart-rending evocation of grief that packs a devious punch. It left me reeling."
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What's Left of Me Is Yours (2019)
Stephanie Scott
"This novel is a masterpiece. In What’s Left Of Me Is Yours, Scott has delivered a breathtakingly original and haunting concept in the most exquisite prose. I never wanted it to end."
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The Memory Wood (2020)
Sam Lloyd
"Remarkable. Stunning prose and compulsive reading. It's undoubtedly the best thriller I've read in a long, long time."
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All in Her Head (2020)
Nikki Smith
"A very clever and emotionally charged debut."
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Seven Lies (2020)
Elizabeth Kay
"You NEED to read this one. So very unsettling!"
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Wall of Silence (2020)
Tracy Buchanan
"Secrets and lies abound in this complex and chilling mystery. I was totally shocked by the ending!"
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Dear Child (2020)
Romy Hausmann
"Wow! Such a disturbingly good read. Romy's knack of getting under a character's skin is impressive. I loved it."
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To Tell You the Truth (2020)
Gilly MacMillan
"Another fabulous read by Gilly Macmillan... You’re in for the twistiest of rides!"
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Can You See Me Now? (2021)
Trisha Sakhlecha
"A spellbinding and stunningly original portrait of friendship, secrets and family."
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Everything Is Beautiful (2021)
Eleanor Ray
"A tonic for the soul."
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Greenwich Park (2021)
Katherine Faulkner
"Deliciously dark and deftly plotted. Faulkner mines the seam of guilt beneath her characters' 'perfect' lives with devastating precision."
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Would I Lie to You? (2021)
Aliya Ali-Afzal
"This book has it all: tension, humour, and a page-turning plot. The resourceful and endearing heroine, Faiza, will steal your heart. Aliya Ali-Afzal’s stunning debut should be top of your reading pile this year!"
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Vine Street (2021)
Dominic Nolan
"An enthralling tale that takes you into the seamy heart of Soho's past. Written in Nolan's visceral, muscular prose, it is a joy to read."
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Find Her First (2022)
Emma Christie
"A fresh and original thriller. Emma Christie is a great new talent."
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The Beaten Track (2022)
Louise Mangos
"A chilling tale that held me in its spell from start to finish!"
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Do No Harm (2022)
Jack Jordan
"Brilliant. Relentlessly tense. This thriller gave me palpitations."
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Local Gone Missing (2022)
Fiona Barton
"Tense and full of reveals and twists. This compulsively dark mystery is a joy to read. Fiona Barton never disappoints!"

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