Sophie Saunders has the perfect life. But there's a secret buried deep in her past that she can never forget.

Trouble is, secrets have a habit of unravelling. And when they do, you can kiss your perfect life goodbye.

Sometimes, it's better when the truth stays hidden.


'Brilliant debut novel!' - Amazon 5* review


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I loved this book. It had a lot of twists and turns and the ending was a complete surprise. Loved it. One of the best written I have read.

AMAZON 5* review

It is a thoroughly entertaining story that will keep you absorbed page after page. Don't start reading the book if you're feeling a bit sleep deprived, because you will be!

AMAZON 5* review

A J McDine's debut psychological thriller certainly both gripped and tantalised me from the start. I can't wait to read more from this exciting author.

AMAZON 5* review




The exciting new domestic thriller by A J McDine

The perfect boyfriend… or the perfect liar?


Kate’s daughter Chloe is about to fly the nest and the prospect terrifies her. Until Kate meets Adam at a university open day.

Adam is the perfect catch. Could he fill the void Chloe will leave?

But life is never that simple. Adam’s son Ben has developed a crush on Chloe. A crush that is fast becoming an obsession.

Flattered by the attention, Chloe is happy to string him along – for now at least. But as Ben’s fixation with Chloe escalates, is Kate the only one who can see the dangers?

And when Chloe’s life begins spiralling out of control, Kate must make a choice - trust her instincts or lose her daughter forever…


Should Have Known Better is the tense new psychological thriller by A J McDine.



I live in Kent in the UK with my husband and fellow author, Adrian Wills, our teenage sons, Oliver and Thomas, and a very demanding cat.

I worked as a journalist and police press officer before becoming a full-time author in 2019.

Endlessly fascinated by people and their fears and foibles, I love to discover what makes them tick.

I write dark, domestic thrillers about ordinary people in extraordinary situations.

When I'm not writing, playing tennis or attempting to run a 5K, I can usually be found people-watching in my favourite cafe.

When She Finds You is my debut psychological thriller. My new book, Should Have Known Better, is due to be released in the summer of 2020.


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