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Human Remains

Human Remains is a deeply disturbing and powerful psychological thriller that will have you checking the locks on your doors and windows.

Human Remains, the latest novel from crime-writing sensation Elizabeth Haynes, is a powerful and chilling thriller that preys on our darkest fears, showing how vulnerable we are when we live alone, and how easily ordinary lives can fall apart when no one is watching.

How well do you know your neighbour? How well do they know you? Would they notice if you lived or died?

Police Analyst Annabel wouldn’t describe herself as lonely. Her work keeps her busy and the needs of her ageing mother and her cat are more than enough to fill her time.

But when Annabel discovers her neighbours decomposing body in the house next door, she is appalled to think that no one, including herself, noticed her absence.

Back at work, she is compelled to investigate, despite her colleagues’ lack of interest, and finds data showing that such cases are frighteningly common in her home town. People, of all ages, all dying of natural causes.

Seemingly. All forgotten. But for Annabel. As Annabel is drawn deeper into the mystery, she comes face to face with her own demons and her own mortality. Would anyone notice if she just disappeared? 

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Elizabeth Haynes
About the Author

Elizabeth Haynes is a former police intelligence analyst who lives in Norfolk with her husband and son. Her first novel, Into the Darkest Corner, was Amazon’s Best Book of the Year 2011 and is a New York Times bestseller. It has been published in thirty-seven countries. Her second novel, Revenge of the Tide, was published in 2012 and her third,...

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30 January 2013
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Praise for Elizabeth Haynes
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‘A thriller star on the rise.' 

‘It’s hard to put the uniqueness of Elizabeth Haynes’ writing into words. Her stories grip you by the throat and force you to acknowledge that this is what real crime and real horror look and feel like, as well as real love, hope, fear. Suddenly, much of the other crime fiction you’ve read seems, in comparison, rather like stories made up by writers. Haynes is the most exciting thing to happen to crime fiction in a long time.‘

‘Haynes is a cross between horror author Stephen King and crime fictions’ Peter James. I reckon we will see a lot more of her.‘

‘Haynes invites us to consider the fabric of contemporary society and how well it cares for its forlorn and elderly…[A] fine crime novel.’

‘A well-drawn drama of horrors…It is a creepy, if clever, read…Verdict: close to home.’

‘This gritty British thriller paints an all-too realistic portrait of isolation in society and the frightening consequences it can lead to. Sad, disturbing, and very hard to put down.’

‘Nicely written and well-paced.’

‘Thought-provoking and creepy.’

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  • Human Remains
    ISBN: 9781921961731
    30 January 2013
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