Sophie McKenzie

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Sophie McKenzie

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Sophie McKenzie is a teen fiction writer who has recently written her first adult thriller.  Her first book, Girl, Missing, was published in 2006. It has won a number of awards and was chosen as one of the first Richard and Judy children’s book club winners. She has one son and lives in London. You can find out more about her on her website: www.sophiemckenziebooks.com or by following her on Facebook: facebook.com/sophiemckenzieauthor and Twitter: @sophiemckenzie_

Current publication:

THE BLACK SHEEP, Febuary 2017

Your life is in danger – and the death threats are coming from someone close to you. But who? 
Someone in your family is lying to you. 

Francesca was widowed a year ago. Since then she has focused on her children, trying to soothe their grief as well as her own. Her husband and father never quite saw eye to eye but no one could have cared more for her in the past year than her close-knit family. Finally, she feels she might be ready to move on with life.

Until she is contacted out of the blue by someone who says he must get information to her. That her husband's death wasn't what it seemed. And that her family know more than they say .... 

Who can Francesca trust? And what will happen to her if she puts her faith in the wrong person?

The brilliant new novel from the author of Close My Eyes, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick. If you loved Apple Tree Yard, The Girl on the Train or I See You, make Sophie McKenzie your next gripping read. 

Praise for Sophie McKenzie:

"Here we Lie is so compelling, even when my eyelids were drooping, when everyone else's lights were out, I had to keep turning the pages." Penny Hancock

‘Another cracking psychological thriller from Sophie McKenzie... A real page-turner, with plenty of twists and turns!’ Must Reads, Closer, 12 /9

‘The brains behind Girl, Missing and Close My Eyes is back with another thriller. On holiday with family and her fiancé Jed, Emily feels on top of the world – until one of their group is found dead. Back in London, she’s forced to face the dark truth about what really happened..’ Book of the week, New! magazine, 14/9

'A fast paced thriller’ Essentials, October ‘15

‘A five star book, fast-paced and modern. A believable plot, well-written, and with great characters … Just when I thought I had the ending worked out, there was a real surprise. A good read’ Reader recommends review, Good Housekeeping, October ‘15

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Publication DetailsNotes
2017

Simon & Schuster

Your life is in danger – and the death threats are coming from someone close to you. But who?
Someone in your family is lying to you.

Francesca was widowed a year ago. Since then she has focused on her children, trying to soothe their grief as well as her own. Her husband and father never quite saw eye to eye but no one could have cared more for her in the past year than her close-knit family. Finally, she feels she might be ready to move on with life.

Until she is contacted out of the blue by someone who says he must get information to her. That her husband's death wasn't what it seemed. And that her family know more than they say ....

Who can Francesca trust? And what will happen to her if she puts her faith in the wrong person?

2014

Simon & Schuster

The bestselling author of Close My Eyes returns with a chilling psychological thriller. Julia has always been the friend that Livy turns to when life is difficult. United fifteen years ago by grief at the brutal murder of Livy's sister, Kara, they've always told each other everything. Or so Livy thought. So when Julia is found dead in her home, Livy cannot come to terms with the news that she chose to end her own life. The Julia that Livy knew was vibrant and vivacious, a far cry from the selfish neurotic that her family seem determined to paint her as. Troubled by doubt but alone in her suspicions, Livy sets out to prove that Julia was in fact murdered. But little does she realise that digging into her best friend's private life will cause her to question everything she thought she knew about Julia. And the truth that Livy discovers will tear the very fabric of her own life apart.

2013

Simon & Schuster

A Richard & Judy Summer Book Club pick.
It's been eight years since Gen Loxley lost her daughter, Beth: eight years of grief in which nothing's really moved forward, for all that her husband, Art, wills it to. Gen, once a writer of novels, has settled in to a life of half-hearted teaching, while Art makes his name and their fortune - and pressures her into trying IVF once again. For Gen, it seems a cruel act of replacement; life without Beth is unthinkable, unbearable - but still it goes on. And then a woman arrives on Gen's doorstep, saying the very thing she longs to hear: that her daughter was not stillborn, but was spirited away as a healthy child, and is out there, waiting to be found...So why is Art reluctant to get involved? To save his wife from further hurt? Or something much more sinister? What is the truth about Beth Loxley?

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