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  • Published: 2 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405926423
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

Last Seen Alive

The twisty thriller from the author of THE COUPLE AT NO 9

She can run but she can't hide. Because someone knows her secret . . .

Libby and James Hall can't believe their luck when the leaflet comes through the door. Swapping their tiny city flat for a beautiful house by the sea? Who would say no? But once they arrive at The Hideaway Libby starts to get jittery and increasingly paranoid. She is sure that someone is watching them. Something here isn't right. And when she suspects their lives to be in danger they swiftly decide to return to Bath.

But they can't pick up their old life so easily. Because this isn't just a casual house swap. This is something much, much more sinister.

  • Published: 2 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405926423
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Claire Douglas

Claire Douglas has worked as a journalist for fifteen years writing features for women's magazines and national newspapers, but she's dreamed of being a novelist since the age of seven. She finally got her wish after winning the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award, with her first novel, The Sisters. She lives in Bath with her husband and two children.

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Praise for Last Seen Alive

Just finished Last Seen Alive . . . it's so twisty, turning and grippy. Highly recommend it!

Gilly Macmillan

A heart-thumping psychological mystery that ticks all the boxes . . . with twists galore, it's impossible to guess the shocking ending


This stunning new release from Claire Douglas is packed with a killer twist


Thrillingly tense and twisty, a great read

B. A. Paris

I loved the sense of lurking dread that pervades it all . . . I was absolutely gripped and intrigued

Emma Curtis

Fast-paced and chock-full of twists, Last Seen Alive is both absorbing and gripping. After reading it you'll never dream of a house swap again

Paula Daly

Brilliant. Twisty, exciting yet so very real

Gillian McAllister

Thrilling . . . superb plotting. I could hardly catch my breath between twists!

Jenny Blackhurst

I love stories where you're not quite sure who is telling the truth! This one kept me guessing

Jane Corry

A fab and twisty page-turner that kept me guessing

Lucy Clarke

Praise for Claire Douglas

As soon as I finished the first page, I knew I wouldn't be able to put this down . . . I thoroughly enjoyed it

Good Housekeeping

Compelling and page-turning, wonderfully written and impossible to second guess with a brilliant twist

Debbie Howells, bestselling author of Richard & Judy pick The Bones of You

Grippingly claustrophobic and unpredictable on every page: perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train

Marie Claire

Tension oozes from every page . . . [an] addictive read that will leave you on the edge of your seat


The creepy goings on in the off-season, secret-filled resort will give you chills

Sunday Mirror

Unforgettably dark and complex

Woman & Home