‘Clever and gripping with an ending so tense I was holding my breath’ Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters
She can’t remember. But someone else can… When Helen Graham arrives in a tiny village, she shuts herself away, far from the prying eyes of the locals, behind the gates of a gothic mansion. But her fiercely guarded privacy comes at a cost. Just what is making her so scared?
With everything in her life, including her memory, in fragments, it is impossible for Helen to know who to trust and what to believe. Looking over her shoulder, she must piece together the past before it catches up with her.
She can run, and she can hide. But if she can’t remember, someone else will…
'Superbly executed…a creeping sense of dread builds to an explosive finish' Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go
‘Disquieting, thought-provoking …keeps twisting and turning as it hurtles towards a hair-raising climax’
‘A fast-paced thriller… I tore through this.’ Sunday Times
‘Compulsive, dramatic and hypnotic…very frightening, very well told. Highly recommended' lovereading.co.uk
‘Wildly gripping and unputdownable. This is a brilliant book’ Marian Keyes
‘Tension, terror and plenty of twists give this thriller unstoppable momentum’ Woman & Home
‘Dark and compelling’ Sun on Sunday
‘The tone is dark, the air of menace is constant…a haunting, tense thriller’ The Debrief
‘Baker evokes the minatory setting with real panache and excels above all at orchestrating the steadily rising tension’ Financial Times
‘Loved @sambaker's The Woman Who Ran.’ Jojo Moyes
About the author
Sam Baker was Editor in Chief of Red magazine for six years, and in 2015 she co-founded and launched The Pool with Lauren Laverne. Sam is married to the novelist Jon Courtenay Grimwood and lives in Winchester.
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The girl who ran
I am a new reader to this genre...
I was very impressed, and became very submersed into the story... it was very skilfully portrayed, a bit like watching a good film, in the comfort of your own home, and not wanting to be disturbed.. not knowing a lot about photography, journalism or the Dales, it brilliantly drew me into believing I could grasp what the author was exposing... Very remarkable, believable and satisfying read... Highly recommended..