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  • Published: 9 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473568693
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

Happy Ever After




An intelligent, compelling psychological thriller from an exceptional new voice, C. C. MacDonald


She made one terrible mistake. and someone isn't going to let her forget it.

**Picked as a 2020 'Unmissable Debut' by the Daily Express**

'Kept me gripped and kept me guessing' Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said

Naomi seems to have everything. A beautiful daughter, a gorgeous house, a perfect life.

Behind the scenes, though, she and her husband are drifting from one another and struggling to conceive their second child.

Then Naomi meets a parent at her daughter's nursery. Sean understands her, or so she thinks. Looking for a connection, for a friend, Naomi makes a terrible mistake.

Weeks later, when Naomi attempts to contact Sean, he has disappeared without a trace. But it becomes clear that someone else knows her secret. Someone who wants to make sure she never forgets what she did.

A twisting, addictive thriller about desire and deceit, perfect for fans of Apple Tree Yard, Blood Orange and Our House.

'Excellent domestic noir, chillingly plausible. I loved the ending' Jo Spain, author of The Confession
'An absorbing story, a bunch of unexpected twists, great writing. I totally lost myself in this book' John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
'Sexy, chilling and wonderfully twisty' Emily Koch, author of If I Die Before I Wake
'Clever, perceptive...explores obsession, marital discord...the final twist chills' Literary Review

READERS LOVE HAPPY EVER AFTER:

'A brilliant, engrossing thriller'

'Amazing debut.Terrifying and electric'

'A clever psychological thriller with twists that I didn't see coming'

'An interesting take on the stalker genre'

'Read this in a day! Brilliant book'

  • Published: 9 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473568693
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

C. C. MacDonald

C. C. MacDonald is a writer and actor based in Margate where he lives with his wife, two children and dog Frankie.

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Praise for Happy Ever After

Happy Ever After is insanely gripping . . . it's slick, smart and so very human

Cath Weeks, author of <i>The Wife's Shadow</i>

A highly addictive thriller about blame and guilt with a satisfyingly shocking ending.

Jo Jakeman, author of <i>Sticks and Stones</i>

A dark and deeply satisfying slice of domestic noir

C. L. Pattison, author of <i>The Housemate</i>

This fresh, atmospheric thriller kept me gripped and kept me guessing; the plot shifts like quicksand under your feet

Erin Kelly, author of <i>He Said/She Said</i>

Excellent domestic noir, chillingly plausible. I was really caught up in the web of lies, and I loved the ending

Jo Spain, author of <i>Dirty Little Secrets</i>

A gripping debut. Sexy, chilling and wonderfully twisty.

Emily Koch, author of If I Die Before I Wake

HAPPY EVER AFTER is a brilliantly-plotted, emotionally-acute debut that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

Jessica Barry, author of Freefall

The best kind of literary thriller. An absorbing story, a bunch of unexpected twists, great writing. I totally lost myself in this book. And it’s a debut novel too, so an added wow.

John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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