"Maria Frankland is the queen of the suspense thriller." Amazon Reviewer
Book 1: In His Shadow (She believes whatever he tells her)

The promise of happiness Hugh is offering seems too good to be true. That's because it is...
As I stand outside the registry office with my husband-to-be, Hugh, I can tell something isn't right. He won't speak to me, he won't even look at me and it's almost making me have second thoughts.


It's only our wedding night and already, I sense even more that I might have made a mistake. Hugh's disappeared. I mean, what sort of a man leaves his bride alone on their wedding night? I ring the police, I ring around hospitals and when I can take no more, I return home alone. I'll never forgive him for this.

Except I do.

But with his ring firmly on my finger, Hugh starts to show his true colours and it often feels as though he's taking me over. My heart, my home, my finances, my career - my life.

He says he doesn't know how I ever survived without him, and neither do I. The trouble is, will I survive with him?

Book 2: Hit and Run (He was dead before she really knew him)

Sunny afternoons are the worst for a recovering alcoholic. But I'm doing OK and I'm proud of myself. I stretch out on my sun lounger with my book, basking in the peace before I have to collect my son from school. Then the gate rattles. It's the police and judging by their expressions, they're not here with good news.

As I face the two officers, I try to dismiss what they're telling me. My husband, Rob, can't possibly be dead - I only saw him this morning.

I don't tell them that we rowed this morning. Besides, it's not even relevant.

It breaks my heart that our last words were angry ones, and now, I've not only got to identify his body, but I've also got to break the news to our son. I've never felt so alone in my life and don't know if I can resist the urge to find some comfort in a bottle of brandy. Especially when the police reveal that Rob's death wasn't an accident - that he's been the victim of a hit and run.

And it seems I'm the prime suspect.

Book 3: Left Hanging (What price would you pay to save your marriage?)

Every time I turn the corner towards home, I yearn for Ed to have returned. But he's not coming back. The man I thought was my forever has been living a lie with me since the moment we met.

I'm sick of hearing his voicemail message. I'm even more sick of the unanswered texts. He's left me completely in the dark and I can't even give our kids an answer to their never-ending question, 'When's Daddy coming back?'

He's also cut off my money.

It's not as if I can talk to anyone about it. My friends are gossiping about me, the bills are mounting up and the kids will lose their stability if the school fees and the mortgage aren't paid. The perfect life I've so carefully constructed is falling apart around me and there seems to be nothing I can do about it.

I've already done the one thing that could have changed things, and it's only served to drive my husband further away.

Eventually, Ed's forced to admit what he really wants and why he really left. But this is no normal marriage split - Ed and I are not the only opponents in the ring. Someone else is watching and following - someone with their own agenda.

Someone who knows what I've done.

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