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  • Published: 1 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781405938501
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

Watching from the Dark

The gripping new crime thriller from the Richard and Judy bestselling author

The worst thing he can imagine - and all he can do is watch. The gripping new thriller from the R&J bestselling author

Aidan Poole logs on to his laptop late at night to Skype his girlfriend, Zoe. To his horror, he realizes that there is someone else in her flat, and Aidan can only listen to the sounds of a violent struggle - and then the chilling sound of silence.

Aidan is desperate to find out if Zoe is OK. So why doesn't he call the police?

When her body is found, DCI Jonah Sheens and his team take the case. They soon find that no one has a bad word to say about Zoe, a big-hearted young woman at the centre of a curious web of waifs and strays, everyone relying on her for support.

Each of these so-called friends is hiding dark secrets and buried resentments: has one of them been driven to do something unspeakable?

Or might Aidan have the biggest secret of them all?

  • Published: 1 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781405938501
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Gytha Lodge

Gytha Lodge is a writer and multi-award-winning playwright who lives in Cambridge. After studying creative writing at UEA, she was shortlisted for the Yeovil Literary Prize and the Arts' Council England fiction awards, and developed a large online following for her young adult and children's writing, with over seven million reads accrued on platform Wattpad. She Lies in Wait, her debut novel, was a Richard & Judy Book Club Pick.

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Praise for Watching from the Dark

An excellent detective novel. The opening scene is superb, and sets up the story beautifully. Gripping, multi-layered and fresh. Terrific

Will Dean, author of Dark Pines

A riveting new book, with such vivid characters

Holly Watt, author of To the Lions

An absolute gem - I was hooked from the first page

Jo Jakeman, author of Sticks and Stones

The first scene was brilliantly terrifying and the rest of the novel lived up to the strong opening - I had no idea who the killer was and it was superbly plotted. I loved the characters, too, especially the investigating team. I can see that this series is going to be a huge hit.

Emily Koch, bestselling author of If I Die Before I Wake

A brilliant premise, perfectly executed. A genuine page turner - it kept me guessing right until the end.

Chris Hammer, bestselling author of Scrublands

A cold blooded chiller from first page to last. I loved She Lies In Wait, Watching From The Dark is even better

Chris Whitaker

You'll be reluctant to put this book down until you've unravelled all its dark plot twists

Culture Fly

Lodge writes perceptively about rivalries between young women, showing how even the best-intended relationships can become toxic

The Sunday Times

A satisfyingly complex whodunnit that will keep readers gripped and baffled in equal measure

Daily Express

This page-turner of a novel is intricately and intelligently plotted, and keeps you guessing right up to its gripping close

Cambridge Edition

I really loved this. Jonah Sheens is a well-drawn and likeable detective, and what I like about Gytha's writing is that she thinks outside the box

Gillian McAllister, bestelling author of How to Disappear

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