The Woman Who Ran

When someone is under your skin, there is only so far you can run…

She can run.
But can she hide?

Helen Graham is a new arrival in a tiny Yorkshire village, renting dilapidated Wildfell Hall. The villagers are intensely curious – what makes her so jumpy and why is she so evasive?

Their interest is Helen’s worst nightmare. Looking over her shoulder every day, she tries to piece together her past before it can catch up with her.

With everything she knows in fragments, from her marriage to her career as a war photographer, how can she work out who to trust and what to believe?

Most days she can barely remember who she is…

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Praise for The Woman Who Ran

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    Disquieting, thought-provoking …keeps twisting and turning as it hurtles towards a hair-raising climax

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    Guardian

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    Vivid, atmospheric…I loved curling up with it

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    Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer

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    Brilliant and brutal take on Anne Bronte’s final novel

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    Independent on Sunday

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    Clever and absorbing

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    Stylist

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    Superbly executed, with a creeping sense of dread that builds to an explosive finish

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    Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go

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    The tone is dark, the air of menace is constant … Sam Baker has created a haunting, tense thriller

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    The Debrief

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    Wildly gripping and unputdownable. This is a brilliant book

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    Marian Keyes

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    Gripping and thoughtful

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    Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Bookseller

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    I read it in two big gulps ...a thriller about a woman on the run from her past, but it’s SO much more than that. Big themes and original characters…the setting’s wonderful – the house, the surrounding landscape and the small-minded villagers – could see it all. It’s made for the big screen.

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    Fanny Blake, Books Editor, Woman and Home

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    A twist thriller to look out for

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    Heat

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    Clever and gripping with an ending so tense I was holding my breath

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    Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters