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Try Not to Breathe

(2016)
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For fans of Gillian Flynn, Laura Lippman, and Paula Hawkins comes Holly Seddon’s arresting fiction debut—an engrossing thriller full of page-turning twists and turns, richly imagined characters, and gripping psychological suspense.
 
Some secrets never die. They’re just locked away.
 
Alex Dale is lost. Destructive habits have cost her a marriage and a journalism career. All she has left is her routine: a morning run until her body aches, then a few hours of forgettable work before the past grabs hold and drags her down. Every day is treading water, every night is drowning. Until Alex discovers Amy Stevenson. Amy Stevenson, who was just another girl from a nearby town until the day she was found unconscious after a merciless assault. Amy Stevenson, who has been in a coma for fifteen years, forgotten by the world. Amy Stevenson, who, unbeknownst to her doctors, remains locked inside her body, conscious but paralyzed, reliving the past.
 
Soon Alex’s routine includes visiting hours at the hospital, then interviews with the original suspects in the attack. But what starts as a reporter’s story becomes a personal obsession. How do you solve a crime when the only witness lived but cannot tell the tale? Unable to tear herself away from her attempt to uncover the unspeakable truth, Alex realizes she’s not just chasing a story—she’s seeking salvation.
 
Shifting from present to past and back again, Try Not to Breathe unfolds layer by layer until its heart-stopping conclusion. The result is an utterly immersive, unforgettable debut.
 
Praise for Try Not to Breathe

“A brilliant, beautifully written thriller.”—Augusten Burroughs, New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors

“A razor-sharp plot and wonderfully complex characters . . . Not since The Girl on the Train have I been so captivated by a work of suspense.”New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen

“A fast-paced debut about long-buried secrets and tangled truths.”New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight
 
“Engrossing . . . Seddon’s storytelling skills are strong. . . . The world she’s constructed is fascinating and slightly dark.”Kirkus Reviews

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A brilliant, beautifully written thriller." - Augusten Burroughs

"A razor-sharp, fast-paced plot and wonderfully complex characters . . . Not since The Girl on the Train have I been so captivated by a work of suspense." - Tess Gerritsen

"A fast-paced debut about long-buried secrets and tangled truths." - Kimberly McCreight


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Hardback Editions

June 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Try Not To Breathe (Thorndike Basic)
Author(s): Holly Seddon
ISBN: 1-4104-9055-6 / 978-1-4104-9055-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Try Not to Breathe: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Seddon
ISBN: 1-101-88586-6 / 978-1-101-88586-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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January 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Try Not to Breathe: Gripping psychological thriller bestseller and perfect holiday read
Author(s): Holly Seddon
ISBN: 1-78239-945-3 / 978-1-78239-945-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Try Not to Breathe: Shocking. Page-Turning. A Breath-Taking Psychological Thriller: Gripping psychological thriller bestseller and perfect holiday read
Author(s): Holly Seddon
ISBN: 1-78239-670-5 / 978-1-78239-670-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Try Not to Breathe: Gripping psychological thriller bestseller and perfect holiday read
Author(s): Holly Seddon
ISBN: 1-78239-922-4 / 978-1-78239-922-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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January 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Try Not to Breathe
Author(s): Holly Seddon
ISBN: 1-78239-668-3 / 978-1-78239-668-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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Audio Editions

March 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Try Not to Breathe
Author(s): Holly Seddon
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Try Not to Breathe
Author(s): Holly Seddon
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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March 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Try Not to Breathe
Author(s): Holly Seddon
ISBN: 1-4893-3987-6 / 978-1-4893-3987-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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March 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Try Not to Breathe
Author(s): Holly Seddon
ISBN: 1-4893-3988-4 / 978-1-4893-3988-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Try Not to Breathe: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Seddon
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Try Not to Breathe: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Seddon
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Try Not to Breathe: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Seddon
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


January 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Try Not to Breathe: Gripping psychological thriller bestseller and perfect holiday read
Author(s): Holly Seddon
Publisher: Corvus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU