Behind Closed Doors, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


'To begin with, nothing was certain except her own terror ...' Ten years ago, fourteen-year-old Scarlett Rainsford vanished without a trace during a family holiday to Greece.

Not being able to find Scarlett was one of the biggest regrets of DCI Louisa Smith's career and when Scarlett is discovered back in her home town after all this time, Lou is determined to find out what happened to her and why she remained hidden for so long.

Was she abducted or did she run away? As Lou and her team delve deeper into Scarlett's past, their investigation throws up more questions than it answers.

But as they edge closer to the truth about what really went on behind closed doors, it is more sinister and disturbing than they had ever imagined. From the bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner comes an unsettling and compulsively readable novel that will keep you under its spell until the very last page.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780751549607



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This is the second book to feature Louisa Smith and as always I would recommend that the books are read in order. This for me helps as books can follow on and I enjoy getting to know the characters. The story loosely follows the first but to be honest if the reader hasn't read it I don't think it matters too much as this book can be read as a stand alone.This story is a crime but it is very police procedure and its quite different as in there are emails, witness statements and police reports. This does make the book a little different ti read.The story was ok but for me it was Scarlets story that held my interest. I wanted to see whst she was all about and what was going to happen to here. Louisa Smith is a good character and no doubt there can be more books quite easily to feature her.The book for me isn't the best one by Elizabeth Haynes but still a satisfactory read.

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