I write gritty psychological crime thrillers with realistic characters you can relate to. Both Invisible and Flowers For The Dead have been Amazon bestsellers. My new book, THE DARKEST LIES will be published on 12 May 2017, but is available for pre-order NOW at the special price of just 99p!


The Darkest Lies FINAL

A mother desperate for the truth. A daughter hiding a terrible secret.

Melanie Oak appeared to have the perfect life. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Jacob, the couple live with their beautiful, loving, teenage daughter, Beth, in a pretty village.

Nothing can shake her happiness – until the day that Beth goes missing and is discovered beaten almost to the point of death, her broken body lying in a freezing creek on the marshes near their home.

Consumed with grief, Melanie is determined to find her daughter’s attacker. Someone in the village must have seen something. Why won’t they talk?

As Melanie tries to piece together what happened to Beth, she discovers that her innocent teenager has been harbouring some dark secrets of her own. The truth may lie closer to home and put Melanie’s life in terrible danger…

A completely gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming. Fans of The Girl on the Train, The Sister and Before I Let You In will be captivated.

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Praise for Flowers For The Dead

“A chillingly drawn serial killer. Will have you looking over your shoulder and checking under the bed. Original, gripping and writing with a deep psychological impact.” Sunday Mirror

“Utterly twisted, satisfyingly shocking and brilliantly clever… To come across something unique in a genre that is so massively popular is always a special treat. A new dimension to a classic theme.” Nicky Reviews Reads

“Barbara Copperthwaite writes quite beautifully – the words flow easily and the pages turn, and she makes the chilling and dark, the absurd and horrific into easy reading. Without a moment’s hesitation, one of my books of the year.” Being Anne

To read an excerpt and find out more, please click here.


invisible cover large 03 new res 01Praise for Invisible

“Totally gripping with scarily believable characters, this is one of the most assured debuts of the year.” Bella

“This psychological thriller will stay with you for a long time after you’ve put it down. Totally believable and claustrophobically intense.” Crime Confidential

“One of the most in depth and interesting demonstrations of character development and the strength of the human spirit.” Many Books, Many Lives

To read an excerpt and find out more, please click here.