The brand new thriller from the bestselling author!
My family has just been reunited. So who is trying to tear it apart?
A mother who disappeared…
When Beth was 10 years old, her beautiful, wild mother Alice disappeared. Beth’s life since hasn’t always been easy, but now she’s settled, with a successful career, a loving family and a beautiful home.
An unexpected visitor…
Then one day there’s a knock at the door. Alice has returned. Desperate to rebuild their relationship, Beth invites her mother to move in.
A life that comes crashing down…
At first, everything is wonderful. But then Beth’s friends start to drift away, strange things happen at home, and rumours about Beth begin to circle. Someone is out to destroy Beth’s newfound happiness. But who? And how far will they go?
Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, C. L. Taylor and Lisa Jewell
What readers are saying about The Happy Family
‘Found myself second guessing every thought I had’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A compelling and addictive read' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘You know a book is pretty amazing when you actually exclaim WTAF in full out loud’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Tense, twisty themes lead us to a very surprising ending!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I flew through this and couldn’t get enough' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I would recommend to anyone that loves a good gripping, suspenseful thriller' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘So many twists and turns' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘It kept me guessing and truly touched my heart' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Once I started I could not put it down until I finished it' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘It’s impossible not to be drawn into the simmering, sinister uncertainty of this fabulous page-turner’ Sarah Steele, author of The Missing Pieces of Nancy Moon
Praise for Jackie Kabler
'An intriguing and gripping psychological thriller that keeps you guessing as you frantically turn the pages’ Sunday Times bestselling author C. L. Taylor
‘This is a psychological thriller that has everything: intrigue, mystery and constant twists and turns. I couldn't put it down!’ Alex Lake, bestselling author of Seven Days
‘There is no let-up in this twisty-turny thriller…Just when you think you've cracked its secrets, your expectations are upended again’ Kate Riordan, author of The Heatwave
About the author
Jackie Kabler was born in Coventry but spent much of her childhood in Ireland. She worked as a newspaper reporter and then as a television news correspondent for twenty years, spending nearly a decade on GMTV followed by stints with ITN and BBC News. During that time, she covered major stories around the world including the Kosovo crisis, the impeachment of President Clinton, the Asian tsunami, famine in Ethiopia, the Soham murders and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Jackie now divides her time between crime writing and working as a presenter on shopping channel QVC. She has a degree in zoology from Trinity College Dublin, runs long distances for fun and lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.
A gripping read with a thrilling twist
Imagine being reunited with your mother after having her disappear when you were still just a little kid. Imagine having her back after not having her throughout your teenage years, when you needed her the most. Imagine now that you have her back, you have everything you could ever want or need. But, sometimes things are not what they seem to be. You can’t imagine where this story will take you…
Jackie Kabler has crafted a story that captures you attention right from the get go. She has a real gift of vivid character creation and creating an intriguing storyline. I loved how she uses the relationships between the characters to drive this story as opposed to events alone. The relationships are almost a means to an end, and in the end, are used to create a thrilling reveal that will catch you off guard.
The Happy Family is a twisty story, written in a style that is fresh and captivating. It is a fast paced and snappy read that doesn’t overstay it’s welcome. Jackie Kabler is such a valuable asset to the psychological thriller genre and I look forward to reading what she comes up with for us next.