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BELIEVE ME By Dreda Say Mitchell & Ryan Carter

BELIEVE ME By Dreda Say Mitchell & Ryan Carter

Over 600,000 copies sold in English

For fans of Cara Hunter, Rachel Abbott, Lisa Jewell, Katerina Diamond, B.A. Paris, and Louise Candlish

Film rights to her bestselling standalone thriller SPARE ROOM have been sold to a US studio and in 13 languages

Standalone psychological thrillers

Rights: World English: Thomas & Mercer

One woman’s mysterious death has led to a lifetime of pain. Can her daughter find out why?

While working on a property dispute, lawyer Gabby is shocked to discover a name more familiar than her own on the title deeds: her mother’s. But her mother died twenty-five years ago from an undiagnosed illness at forty, leaving Gabby with more questions about the mysterious Ocean Haven than she can find answers for.

Desperate to uncover the truth of her mother’s connection to this house, Gabby begins to investigate, creating tension in her fractured and distant family. So when she begins to uncover the dark and disturbing history of Ocean Haven, is there anyone at all she can turn to?

With her own fortieth birthday fast approaching, Gabby senses the onset of the same unexplained pains her mother experienced all those years ago. Is she being paranoid, or is she about to die in the same way? Or is Ocean Haven hiding a secret about her mother’s past—and Gabby’s future—that she hasn’t yet dared imagine?

SAY HER NAME By Dreda Say Mitchell & Ryan Carter April 2022

Film/TV rights sold “My book of the year so far.” Lee Child >227,600 copies sold

At the heart of this chilling thriller is the disappearance of black women, whose names have been forgotten and their stories remain untold.

#5 Amazon Australia #9 Amazon US #1 Psychological Fiction

#9 Amazon UK #34 Amazon Canada

Rights: World English: Thomas & Mercer; Farsi (Iran): Koolehposhti Book Publishing

If a female member of your family went missing, would the police put significant resources into looking for her? Would she receive coverage in the local and national news? Would there be appeals for her?

It’s twenty years since Eva was adopted as an eight-year-old, and Cherry and Carlton ‘Sugar’ McNeil have always been the only parents she’s wanted or needed. But when she is dealt the double blow of Cherry’s death and her own suspension from work, Eva decides it’s time to discover who she was before she was theirs.

As she digs into her past, Eva is drawn into a dark and merciless underside to society, where black women disappear without a word. Names erased from history, no search parties, no desperate pleas for their return. Once, someone tried to save Eva from all this. Someone who wanted a better life for her. But now that she’s torn down the façade of her life, has she come too far to be spared again?

Say Her Name is a tense, dark, contemporary psychological thriller from a voice demanding to be heard, demanding action, demanding change.

“For literary voice, emotional intelligence, passion and compassion – she’s Britain’s finest crime fiction writer.” Lee Child

“Dreda Say Mitchell has been flying the flag for crime writing for years.” Bernadine Evaristo

“A truly original voice.” Peter James

“Mitchell knows and understands her characters who she portrays distinctively.” Guardian

“Thrilling.” Sunday Express Books of the Year