From the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger shortlisted author'A dark, haunting tale with an emotional gut punch that stays with you long after the final page. Amanda Cassidy is an unflinching storyteller.' Lisa Jewell, author of The Family Upstairs
When she re-lives this night, over and over, Nancy will wonder if she'd just gone upstairs a few minutes earlier, what might have been...A devastating fire.
A grieving mother.
A picture-perfect village full of dark secrets.
And now, a son who has seemingly come back from the dead.
A detective called back to her hometown, back to the memories she thought she'd left behind...
An electrifying novel from a compelling new voice in Irish crime fiction, perfect for fans of Liz Nugent and Claire Mackintosh.
Praise for The Returned 'A richly layered, intricate plot, wonderfully nuanced characters, and absolutely stunning writing, The Returned packs an incredible emotional punch. One of the best books I've read this year.' Andrea Mara, author of All Her Fault
'A powerfully emotive and carefully layered story about old secrets, motherhood and demons from the past. Amanda's lyrical and evocative writing underpins a whip cracking plot that simply swept me away!' Lizzy Barber, author of Out of Her Depth
'Vivid, pacy and gripping, with characters who have real heart, Amanda Cassidy is a brilliant new voice in crime fiction.' Sam Blake, author of The Mystery of Four
'An emotionally-charged page-turner that won't let you go. I'm still reeling from that stunning ending. I loved it.' Glenn Meade, author of The Devil's Disciple
What reader's are saying about The Returned 'A very dark police procedural... I really enjoyed this. The author has managed to write a story that many will be able to identify with. And shown that women are stronger than they think they are.' Reader review
'This mystery will mesmerize you! If you like twisty procedurals, Irish mysteries and small towns, or just want a new heroine to root for, The Returned is for you!' Reader review