If you’re looking to catch your next thrill, you’ll be very pleased to know that Lesley Sanderson‘s newest title,  The Birthday Weekend has been released today by Bookouture!

We at the MM Agency love a bit of suspense and escapism, and we’re very excited that readers finally get to experience this roller coaster ride of a book. The reader is swept into the toxic relationship between two estranged friends, who reunite for a birthday weekend, in a bid to finally free themselves of a gruesome shared secret:

Dear Louise. It’s time we all put the past behind us. We’re meeting for my birthday. I want you there. Love, Amy. X

When Louise receives an invitation to her old friend Amy’s birthday weekend in a cottage next to the woods near their old university campus, a chill runs down her spine.

Fifteen years ago, Hannah walked into those same woods and never came back. Her death destroyed her friends. They’ve not met as a group since. Until now.

As the party gets underway and old grudges are uncovered, a game of truth or dare is proposed. It’s clear one person has questions about their friend’s death – and now they want answers. And nothing will stop them.

When everyone has buried secrets, digging for the truth is going to get dangerous.

Early readers were obsessed with Lesley’s outstanding writing and killer plot twists, which kept them hooked until the very last page:

“Omg, omg, omg!!!!! What did I just read. This book was spectacular. Oh my,  what a twisted read this was! I just love a book that has so many juicy secrets that they are ready to explode off the pages.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 

“Gripping thriller, a very good story that will keep readers guessing until the end.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 

“Our Little Secret is probably my favourite Lesley Sanderson book yet. Fast-paced and twisty, this book is utterly gripping and emotional.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I loved this book. It was mysterious and creepy and I couldn’t stop reading it once I started. Characters were incredibly believable to me.” They made the story even scarier. Washington Life Magazine 

Lesley Sanderson graduated from the Curtis Brown Creative six-month novel writing course in March 2016 before her debut novel, The Orchid Girls, was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize in 2017. She works as a secondary school librarian in King’s Cross, after studying French & Theatre Studies at Warwick University.

This is an addictive read, that’s perfect for those of you who love crackling suspense, mounting tension and richly drawn characters. It’s sure to be your next favourite title – so purchase today!