THE BAD THINGS by Mary-Jane Riley

If you had the chance to talk face-to-face with the one who tore your family apart, would you take it?

Alex Devlin’s life changed forever when her sister’s two small children were snatched from the garden. A local man was convicted of murder, his mistress, Jackie Wood, jailed as an accessory. Fifteen years on and the Court of Appeal quashes Wood’s conviction. Alex, now a successful journalist, sets out to find the truth of Wood’s involvement.


Years before, police officer Kate Todd found one of the children’s bodies. She, too, has her own reasons to delve back into the original murder investigation.


Soon the horrifying secrets of the day the children went missing test both women to the limit and make them question all the people they trust.


Set against the bleak winter landscape of the Suffolk coast, THE BAD THINGS is a psychological suspense novel that asks if we ever really know what is in the hearts of those closest to us.

THE BAD THINGS by Mary-Jane Riley
On behalf of
Teresa Chris Literary Agency
Published in the UK by
HarperCollins / Killer Reads
Thursday 27 August 2015