Five years ago, nineteen-year-old Simon Hawkeswell hanged himself in his family home in Warwickshire, England. The reasons behind his choice remain a devastating mystery—and what’s worse, not long after his death a wave of “sympathetic” suicides among local teens rocked the community. But that was then. A short-lived, sinister trend that’s faded into oblivion. Or so everyone thought. When a young man is killed in a freak motorbike accident and the authorities find a suicide note on him, the nightmare of repeat suicides once again threatens their village.
Desperate for a vacation, Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher has just come to Warwickshire for a stay with her sister, Jo, but the atmosphere of the country house is unusually tense. Freddie, Jo’s son, seems troubled and uncommunicative. After yet another young man takes his life, Freddie disappears and Lorraine knows there must be something dark around town that links the suicides. Finding answers should help her find Freddie, but they’ll also lead to a shocking truth: whatever it is—or whoever it is—that’s killing these young people is far more disturbing than she ever could have imagined, and unraveling the secret is just as dangerous as the secret itself.
Wicked, intense, and utterly compulsive, What You Left Behind is a twisted achievement of true psychological suspense, confirming Samantha Hayes as a top thriller writer. Download and start listening now!