‘A breathless thriller with a high stakes plot’ – Lucy Clarke

No body. No crime?
A twenty-year-old cold case unearths dark secrets in the scorching-hot destination thriller from Emily Freud.

Twenty years ago, Mari vanished while backpacking through Thailand with her boyfriend, Luke. He was accused of murder, but has always insisted he's innocent. Besides, her body was never found.Now, he's finally ready to talk. And filmmaker Cassidy Chambers wants to be the one to uncover what really happened, back then, in the dark of the jungle.But as she delves deeper into the past, Cassidy begins to fear what lies ahead, and the secrets buried along the way.

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Emily Freud

In my other life, I make TV. I’ve worked on award-winning television programmes including Educating Yorkshire, First Dates, and SAS: Who Dares Wins - as well as developing original programming for all the main broadcasters. This lifelong fixation with story and character is the thread that runs through my work, and ultimately led to the pursuit of a writing career.

Quercus Books published my debut ‘My Best Friend’s Secret’ in 2021, ‘What She Left Behind’ in 2022, and ‘Her Last Summer’ is out in April 2024. My fourth novel is due out in 2025.

I live in London, with my husband and two small children. I am currently working on my fourth novel.

If you are still reading at this point, may I suggest following me on Instagram @emilyfreud_ Twitter @MsEmilyFreud or joining my mailing list. I love to hear from fellow writers and readers alike.

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Find out more about Emily’s books

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A twenty-year-old cold case unearths dark secrets in this brand new, scorching hot destination thriller with a killer twist.

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A suspenseful psychological thriller with a shocking twist about a perfect new start that turns into a perfect nightmare.

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A page-turning must-read debut thriller about friendship, addiction, and long hidden secrets.


Praise for Emily

‘With all the ingredients needed to be turned into a cracking ITV thriller, get ready for a creepy, twisty ride’
– Heat Magazine

'Superb writing, the pacing is perfect and the characters are so relatable ... outstanding'
– Irish Independent

'A sun-drenched emotional roller coaster that keeps you guessing to the very last page'
Cariad Lloyd

‘This outstanding destination thriller cements Emily Freud as the queen of psychological suspense.’
– Lizzy Barber

‘Completely addictive. A superb thriller, masterfully plotted, with real gasp-out-loud surprises’  
B P Walter

‘Moving and compelling’
– Charlotte Philby

‘Atmospheric, propulsive, and laced with tension’
– L.V. Matthews  

'A clever tale of how our demons shape our lives'
– Alexandra Shulman

'Gut-wrenching and powerful'
– Charlotte Duckworth

'(An) emotional page-turner'
– Woman's Own

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