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Helen Cooper

Biography

Helen Cooper

Helen Cooper is the author of THE DOWNSTAIRS NEIGHBOR and THE OTHER GUEST. She is from Derby and has a MA in Creative Writing and a background in teaching English and Academic Writing. Her creative writing has been published in Mslexia and Writers’ Forum; she was shortlisted in the Bath Short Story Prize in 2014, and came third in the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2018.

Helen Cooper

Books by Helen Cooper

by Helen Cooper - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

One year ago, Leah’s feisty 21-year-old niece, Amy, mysteriously drowned in the beautiful lake near her family-owned resort in Northern Italy. Now, Leah’s grief has caught up with her, and she decides to return to Lake Garda for the first time since Amy’s death. What she finds upon her arrival shocks her --- her sister, brother-in-law and surviving niece, Olivia, seem to have erased all memories of Amy and fought to have her death declared an accidental drowning, despite murky circumstances. Leah knows she must look beyond the resort’s beautiful façade and uncover what truly happened to Amy, even if her digging places both her family ties and her very life in danger.

by Helen Cooper - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

From her downstairs apartment in suburban London, Emma has often overheard the everyday life of the seemingly perfect family upstairs --- Steph, Paul and teenage daughter Freya --- but has never got to know them. Until one day, she hears something that seizes her attention: Freya has vanished, and the police are questioning Steph and Paul about their life. Do either of you have any enemies? Anyone who might want to harm or threaten you? The effects of Freya's disappearance ripple outward, affecting not just her parents, but everyone who lives in the building, including Emma and local driving instructor Chris, who was the last person to see the teenager before she went missing.