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  • Published: 4 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9781787301597
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $32.99

Happy Ever After




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

HAPPY EVER AFTER is a bold, exciting debut thriller from an exceptional new voice in psychological suspense. With an opening that feels terrifyingly close to home, and an ending that will get under your skin, this is THE thriller to read in 2020.'HAPPY EVER AFTER is insanely gripping . . . it's slick, smart and so very human' Cath Weeks, author of The Wife's ShadowNaomi 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, she joins him at a swimming lesson with their children. That day, Naomi makes a terrible mistake.Weeks later, when Naomi attempts to contact Sean, he has disappeared without a trace. But as she begins to piece her life back together, it becomes clear that someone else knows her secret. Someone who wants to make sure she never forgets what she did at the pool. An intelligent, searing and addictive thriller about family, desire and the lengths people will go to for the ones they love the most.

  • Published: 4 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9781787301597
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $32.99

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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