Just Before I Died Sometimes you can’t even trust yourself…
The chilling new psychological thriller by S. K. Tremayne, author of the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller, THE ICE TWINS.
How long can they keep you in the dark?
It was just a patch of ice. Just a bit of bad luck. But it was nearly enough to kill Kath Redway, spinning her car into Burrator Reservoir in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park.
Miraculously, Kath escapes her accident with a few bruises and amnesia. She is shocked but delighted to be back in her remote moorland farmhouse with her handsome husband Adam, and her shy, gifted daughter Lyla. She’s alive!
But her family is not so delighted. Her husband is cold, even angry. Her daydreaming daughter talks ever more strangely, about a 'man on the moor'. Then, as chilling fragments of memory return, Kath realizes her 'accident' was nothing of the kind. And now her life collapses into a new world of darkness, menace, and terror.
‘The wild setting, drenched in folklore, provides atmosphere to this thriller’ Sunday Mirror
‘An unsettling thriller, guaranteed to tie your mind up in knots’ Heat
'Pulsing with tension’ Woman and Home
‘JUST BEFORE I DIED is a fantastic read that weaves an eerie spell around the reader. It does for Dartmoor what THE DRY does for the Outback’ Cass Green
“Brooding, dark and atmospheric: I was drawn in from the first page, gripped by the multiple layers and sense of menace. JUST BEFORE I DIED has shades of Wuthering Heights; it is set in a different landscape but one that is equally powerfully invoked. I’m not sure I’ll ever look at Dartmoor the same way again…”Alex Lake
Praise for THE FIRE CHILD:
‘Brilliantly eerie’ Good Housekeeping
‘You will race through the final pages, desperate to find out the truth. Thought-provoking, genuinely scary, and compulsive – fantastic stuff’ Sunday Mirror
‘A brilliant and compulsive thriller’ Heat
‘Packed full of plot twists and turns, this book had me gripped from the start. I slept with the light on for several nights afterwards’ Sun, Book of the Week
‘A grip-lit hit’ Mail on Sunday
‘This excellent thriller won’t disappoint’ Closer
‘If you liked Tremayne’s bestseller The Ice Twins, and spooky Gothic horror stories where things go bump in the night, then this is for you’ Daily Mail
‘Atmospheric and haunting’ Independent on Sunday
‘The author of last year’s bestseller The Ice Twins is back with this dark, atmospheric thriller.’ Fabulous
‘A true psychological thriller, readers will be kept guessing over the many twists that surface throughout the novel. A chilling read’ Woman
Praise for THE ICE TWINS:
‘A magnificently creepy thriller’ Spectator
‘Beautifully paced, teeming with psychological shivers, The Ice Twins is a notable debut’ The Times, Best Crime Thrillers
‘Unbearably gripping and suspenseful’ Sophie Hannah
About the author
S. K. Tremayne is a bestselling novelist and award-winning travel writer, and a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines around the world. The author’s previous novel, The Ice Twins, was picked for the Richard and Judy Autumn 2015 Book Club and was a Sunday Times No.1 bestseller.
Born in Devon, the S. K. Tremayne now lives in London and has two daughters.