A stunningly moving and explosive psychological thriller from the international bestselling author of A Suitable Lie 'Disturbing but compulsive … I loved it' Martina Cole 'Bristling with unease, this is domestic noir at its very darkest, twisting the marriage thriller into a new and troubling shape' Eva Dolan 'Vivid, visceral and compulsive' Ian RankinYou need to know who your husband really was… When Paula Gadd's husband of almost thirty years dies, just days away from the seventh anniversary of their son, Christopher's death, her world falls apart. Grieving and bereft, she is stunned when a young woman approaches her at the funeral service, and slips something into her pocket. A note suggesting that Paula's husband was not all that he seemed… When the two women eventually meet, a series of revelations challenges everything Paula thought she knew, and it becomes immediately clear that both women's lives are in very real danger.
Both a dark, twisty slice of domestic noir and taut, explosive psychological thriller, After He Died is also a chilling reminder that the people we trust the most can harbour the deadliest secrets… 'A stark, gripping storyline' Scots 'It's a tough high-wire act, balancing believability with surprise, but the author pulls it off with aplomb. Excellent stuff' Doug Johnstone, The Big Issue 'A fine, page-turning thriller' Daily Mail 'Original, engrossing and scary' The Times 'A chilling read that kept me turning the pages' CrimeSquad 'The story twists and feints, pulling us along with it at every turn' Herald Scotland 'Brilliantly creepy' Daily Record 'Genuinely shocking' Crime by the Book 'Delightfully disturbing' Chapter in My Life 'A beguiling, engrossing read' Mrs Bloggs 'Michael Malone has a way of telling a story that just leaves you more than a little disturbed yet breathless with admiration' Live and Deadly 'Enthralling, wonderful, intense, full of suspense and twists that had my head in a spin! Crime Book Junkie 'Michael J. Malone is quickly making his way up my list of favourite authors' Always Trust in Books