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Tom Bale

Tom Bale was born in Sussex in 1966. While pursuing his lifelong ambition to be a writer, he worked in a variety of jobs, but none was as exhausting – or as rewarding – as the several years he spent as a househusband with two pre-school children.

His first novel, Sins of the Father, was published in 2006 under his real name, David Harrison. With his next book, Skin and Bones, he acquired an agent, a pseudonym and a publishing deal that enabled him to write full-time.

His latest three novels See How They Run, All Fall Down and Each Little Lie have been published by Bookouture. 

A keen cyclist and sea swimmer, he lives in Brighton with his family.

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One Dark Night

After a day in the countryside with his wife, Katy, and their two kids, doting father Adam Parr wants nothing more than to get home for a roast dinner and a cold beer.

But when a speeding silver car cuts him up on the drive back, nearly causing him to crash, he can’t help but pull over and give the driver a piece of his mind. His kids could’ve been killed.

And then he sees a struggling woman in the back seat, her eyes pleading for help, and he realises he and his family are in terrible danger. In the blink of an eye, their ordinary lives have been plunged into an unimaginable nightmare.

Can Adam find the strength, intelligence and bravery to keep his family safe?

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Bookouture

Each Little Lie

One split second can destroy your life forever

Single mother Jen Cornish is just trying to hold things together for the sake of her seven-year-old son Charlie. Until the day when she does an impulsive good deed to help a neighbour, setting off a terrifying chain of events that quickly spirals out of control…

When she is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, Jen quickly starts to wonder if someone is playing a cruel game with her - or is she losing her mind?

Desperate to clear her name with the police, she must first untangle a chilling web of lies. But someone is watching her every move – and it isn’t just Jen who is in danger.

They’re watching her child as well.

An unputdownable psychological thriller with plenty of twists that will keep you hooked until the very last page…

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Bookouture

All Fall Down

You tried to save a life. Now you’re fighting to save your own.

It’s the perfect Sunday. Summer sunshine, a barbecue with the kids.
But a knock on the garden gate and two words, ‘HELP ME’, changes everything.

When loving parents Rob and Wendy Turner let a dying man into their home, and do their best to help him, they think pure chance led him to their house. But soon their lives are threatened in ways they could never have imagined … and then the first anonymous letter arrives, forcing them to question all they know.

Someone is watching.
Someone is waiting.
They will stop at nothing.

Rob and Wendy will do anything to keep their family safe, but their children Georgia, Josh and Evan are teenagers now, with their own hidden lives.  

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Bookouture

See How They Run

In the dead of night, new parents Alice and Harry French are plunged into their worst nightmare when they wake to find masked men in their bedroom. Men ruthless enough to threaten their baby daughter, Evie.

This is no burglary gone wrong.
The intruders know who they’re looking for – a man called Edward Renshaw.
And they are prepared to kill to get to him.

When the men leave empty handed, little do Alice and Harry realise that their nightmare is just beginning. Is it a case of mistaken identity? Who is Renshaw? And what is he hiding?

One thing is clear – they already know too much.

As Alice and Harry are separated in the run for their lives, there is no time to breathe in their fight to be reunited. And with their attackers closing in, there is only one choice:


Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Bookouture
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