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A compulsive thriller which explores what happens when you are responsible for your best friend's worst nightmare. Fans of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR and Lisa Jewell's THEN SHE WAS GONE will not be able to put this novel down.

She was your responsibility. And now she's missing.
‘A gripping tale of friendship and deceit, where nothing is what it seems’ Laura Marshall, bestselling author of FRIEND REQUEST
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Charlotte
is looking after her best friend’s daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second.

Now, Charlotte must do the unthinkable: tell her best friend Harriet that her only child is missing. The child she was meant to be watching.

Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again.
Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface.

Someone is hiding the truth about what really happened to Alice.

Unputdownable psychological suspense from an exciting new talent, perfect for fans of Shari Lapena's THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR and Claire Mackintosh's I LET YOU GO.
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What everyone's saying about 'the best book of the summer':

Totally hooked from the first page. Such an accomplished thriller!’ Amy Lloyd, author of The Innocent Wife

'I read this book in one tension-filled evening and couldn't go to bed until I knew how it ended.' - Jenny Blackhurst, author of The Foster Child and How I Lost You

‘Loved the female friendships and the constant twists and turns – a definite must-read for summer!’ - Hollie Overton, author of Baby Doll and The Walls

‘This book was beyond amazing and I read it in the one sitting… I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!’ – real 5-star reader review

'Absolutely brilliant. Couldn't put this book down. Right from the very start you are gripped' – real 5-star reader review
'A chilling tale of friendships, deceit, manipulation and secrets that had me hooked in from the very first page.' – real 5-star reader review

‘I instantly needed to know what happened […] the wait was agonising but absolutely worth it’ – real 5-star reader review

‘It's just one of those books you can't wait to get back to.’ – real 5-star reader review
'such a gripping story that I read the rest of the book in one sitting. I just had to know what was going to happen' – real 5-star reader review

'An intense, chilling read that kept me gripped throughout' – real 5-star reader review

'Heidi Perks writes with an instinctive knowledge of how to keep the reader enthralled' – real 5-star reader review
'This is a taut thriller that reads like a TV drama in-the-making. It’ll make you wary of those around you, past and present.' – real 5-star reader review
'Brilliant book to have for summer reading' – real 5-star reader review

Reviews

Totally hooked from the first page. Such an accomplished thriller!

Amy Lloyd, author of THE INNOCENT WIFE

'I flew through this book in three days, with my heart in my mouth. Seriously page turning'

Lisa Jewell, author of When She Was Gone

I read this book in one tension-filled evening and couldn't go to bed until I knew how it ended.

Jenny Blackhurst, author of THE FOSTER CHILD and HOW I LOST YOU

‘Loved the female friendships and the constant twists and turns – a definite must-read for summer!’

Hollie Overton, author of BABY DOLL and THE WALLS

Gripping thriller

Good Housekeeping

Now You See Her takes every parents’ worst nightmare and spins it into a tense psychological thriller that’s difficult to put down.’

Culture Fly, featured in their unmissable summer read roundup

‘The term “unputdownable” gets bandied around quite often in the book world – but believe us when we say this novel is the real deal. 5 STARS. ’

Heat Magazine

‘With some beautifully engaging dialogue and highly reflective thought processes, the voices of these characters are articulate and carefully crafted. It is swift and engaging to read throughout.’

Nudge Books

Now You See Heris an absolutely gripping domestic thriller. From the very opening scene in the police station, I was hooked on this story! Brilliantly written and with a fantastic twist, I fully expect this to be a poolside favourite over the summer holiday season.

Jo's Book Blog

What a phenomenal, hair-raising, spine tingling, and energetic read this is. My first thought as I finished this book, was ‘one of the best books I have ever read’, but now, I have to say that that has changed now that I have had the time to digest Perks’ outstanding talent. Now You See Her is my most favourite book of all time, my most favourite book of 2018, and Heidi Perks has very quickly become one of my all-time favourite authors.

The Writing Garnet

An amazing read with two sides to it, Charlotte’s side and Harriet’s side, but there is only one truth.

BookRead2Day

I have a feeling this is going to be one of the most talked about reads this summer. The emphasis is very much on the characters, you will find yourself doubting them, questioning their motives, and desperately turning the pages to get to the truth.

Book Review Cafe

Now You See Her is an absolutely gripping domestic thriller. From the very opening scene in the police station, I was hooked on this story! Brilliantly written and with a fantastic twist, I fully expect this to be a poolside favourite over the summer holiday season.

Jo’s Book Blog

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781780898841

    August 20, 2018

    Century

    416 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Hardback

    9781780898834

    August 15, 2018

    Century

    416 pages

    RRP $35.00

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Extract

NOW

‘My name is Charlotte Reynolds.’ I lean forward as I speak into the tape recorder, though I’m not sure why. Maybe it just feels imperative that I at least get my name across clearly. Reaching out for the glass in front of me I grip it between my fingertips, pushing it slowly in anticlockwise circles, watching the water inside it ripple into tiny ridges. I don’t even realise I’m holding my breath until I let it out in a large puff.

The clock on the otherwise bare white wall flashes 21:16 in bright red lights. My children will be in bed by now. Tom said he will stay the night and sleep in the spare room. ‘Don’t worry,’ he told me when I called him earlier. ‘I won’t go anywhere until you’re home.’ This isn’t what I’m worrying about but I don’t say as much.

Home feels so far away from this airless whitewashed room with its three chairs and desk and the tape recorder balanced on one end of it, and I wonder how long I will be here. How long can they keep me before they decide what comes next? Ever since the fete I have dreaded leaving my children. I’d do anything to be tucking them into their beds right now so I can breathe in their familiar smells, read them that one more story they always beg for.

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