Biography: Lia Middleton is a barrister who specialises in crime and prison law, and lives with her husband and two young children in Buckinghamshire. When she isn’t writing, Lia enjoys reading, travelling, and discovering new food markets and festivals. WHEN THEY FIND HER, a psychological thriller about a panic-induced lie, is her first novel.
Lia is the daughter of Panayiotis and Yianoulla Yiacoumi who are from Gypsos and Agios Amvrossios and Prodromi respectively.
Panayiotis is the Chairman of Greek Parents Association.
The author Lia Middleton
When They Find Her
The first chapter is so shocking your jaw will drop.
The last is so emotional you’ll never forget it.
DISCOVER 2021’S MOST UNPUTDOWNABLE DEBUT THRILLER . . .
The barrister background of this writer makes the police and court procedural parts of this story particularly powerful.
It starts when Naomi, a young divorcee, is reluctantly granted an overnight stay with her estranged four-year-old daughter, Freya, by her still-bitter ex-husband.
Events that night cause Naomi to tell a very big lie that will eventually risk her future with the child she is carrying. The clues as to what’s happening now and why are revealed through well-told flashbacks to Naomi’s marriage to Aiden.
Middleton has a lawyer’s keen eye for telling detail but the real strength of the story comes from the convincing depiction of a mother’s love.
This is a promising debut from a new voice.
‘I’ll be recommending it to everyone I know’ SARAH PEARSE, author of The Sanatorium
‘Flawlessly written, twisty and nerve-wracking’ 5***** READER REVIEW
‘A stand-out psychological thriller with heart’ ASHLEY AUDRAIN, author of The Push
‘Absolutely phenomenal’ 5***** READER REVIEW
NAOMI ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A MOTHER.
But three years ago, her husband left, taking their child with him.
Now, her daughter has come to stay, and Naomi knows it’s her one chance to re-build her family.
But the night ends in a terrible accident.
And Naomi has no memory of what happened.
Panicking, desperate, Naomi finds herself telling a lie:
‘My daughter is missing.’
NOW SHE CAN NEVER TAKE IT BACK…
‘Superb. Utterly gripping’ WILL DEAN, author of The Last Thing to Burn
‘Truly the stuff of nightmares. Couldn’t put it down’ CATHERINE COOPER, bestselling author of The Chalet
‘A tense and claustrophobic rollercoaster’ NINA MANNING
‘Had me turning pages into the early hours. Truly superb’ KATIE LOWE
READERS ARE HOOKED BY WHEN THEY FIND HER . . .
‘This book was one I was excited to read and it didn’t disappoint . . . the story was excellent’ 5***** READER REVIEW
‘As clever and compelling as it is gripping’ 5***** READER REVIEW
‘Nail-biting suspense throughout’ 5***** READER REVIEThe lovely people
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