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One Left Alive

(2020)
(The first book in the Detective Morgan Brookes series)
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She knelt down by the side of the first girl. She had to force herself to breathe as she lifted the soft white cloth covering the girl’s beautiful face…

When the body of a woman is found hanging from a tree in her front garden, rookie Detective Morgan Brookes is first on the scene. But Olivia Potter is past saving. And when her husband and daughters cannot be traced, Morgan knows there is more to this tragedy. And then she finds them. Lying huddled together in the dark basement, each of their faces covered with a small cotton cloth, their bodies cold to the touch.

But as Morgan kneels beside the family, she realises that one of the girls is still breathing. As she holds Bronte’s fragile hand in hers, begging her to hold on, she vows to find out who has done this.

Every day Morgan wakes at 4.25 a.m., her old insomnia now mixed with a new fixation on the case. But every clue about the murdered family leads to a dead end. Until, trawling through old files, she discovers a link to a cold case from years ago. Another family was murdered in this house, and the killer was never caught.

When Morgan returns to the scene of the crime to discover more about this forgotten case, she finds another body. With Bronte still unconscious in hospital, Morgan must act fast to solve this case and lay two families to rest, before the killer returns for the girl left alive…

A chilling and gripping crime thriller that will have fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Patricia Gibney glued to the page.

Readers love Helen Phifer:


Brilliantkeeps you on the edge of your seat right until the last chapter… loving this series and the characters in it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Plenty of twistsI didn’t want to put it downsuspenseful and riveting, you will want time to read it in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Hooked from the beginning and it kept me engaged until the very last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Full of twists… full of tension… several times I caught myself holding my breath.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Another thrilling, tightly plotted addition to this already fabulous series… I loved this book fast-paced, realistic plenty of action, mystery and suspects. Definitely comes highly recommended and deserves all of 5 stars.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed… an engrossing tale… I don’t know where the time went, one minute I started to read and a few hours later I was finishing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A humdinger of a crime thriller that grabs you and draws you in from the brilliantly written and powerful opening scene to the nail-biting, butt-clenching finale.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: One Left Alive: A heart-stopping and gripping crime thriller (Detective Morgan Brookes)
Author(s): Helen Phifer
ISBN: 1-83888-849-7 / 978-1-83888-849-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: One Left Alive: A Heart-Stopping and Gripping Crime Thriller: Detective Morgan Brookes, Book 1
Author(s): Helen Phifer
Publisher: Hachette UK - Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   


September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: One Left Alive: A Heart-Stopping and Gripping Crime Thriller: Detective Morgan Brookes, Book 1
Author(s): Helen Phifer
Publisher: Hachette UK - Bookouture
Availability: Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

September 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: One Left Alive: A heart-stopping and gripping crime thriller (Detective Morgan Brookes Book 1)
Author(s): Helen Phifer
Publisher: Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU