The One That Got Away

Publisher: HQ

Publication Date: 21/09/17

ISBN-13: 9781848455122

ISBN-10: 1848455127

Formats available: Paperback, eBook

First comes the invitation…

Something makes Stella click ‘yes’ to attending her school reunion.

Followed by the affair…

It’s been fifteen years since Stella and George last saw each other. Their relationship may have ended badly, but there’s still an undeniable spark between them.

Then the consequences…

But, once someone gets you back, what if they never let you go again?


Although it may sound from the blurb like a happy little love story, this is a dark tale of coercive control and narcissism. It was inspired by the 1944 movie ‘Gaslight’ starring Ingrid Bergman (adapted from the 1938 play of the same name), which coined the term ‘gas-lighting’. Giving any further explanation may spoil the story, so let me just say I had great fun getting inside the heads of both Stella and George, and I hope you enjoy it, too.

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‘A twisty-turny thriller in the style of Gone Girl’

- Heather Askwith