FICTION BOOKS

THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND

What if all you thought was true was the most terrifying lie imaginable? 

Sophie Lewis knows what it’s like to live with secrets. The arrival of her daughter has triggered memories from her own childhood which she would rather leave buried firmly in the past. 
Ten years ago she left the UK to start a new life in Sydney. Now, her husband’s job offer of a year’s work in London forces her to make a decision whether to come home. For Sophie, it could finally be time to confront her demons. Her unsuspecting husband knows nothing about her past or of her plans to seek revenge. 

When Sophie comes face to face with her abusive step-father, it triggers a chain of events so catastrophic they'll both wish she’d left the past where it belongs - dead and buried. And she is forced to question whether her whole life has been built on a lie. 

This twisty and gripping psychological thriller will keep you guessing until the very last page.

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‘Perfectly paced plot with depth and twists. Page turner that had me hooked from the start. Couldn’t put it down. Look forward to reading more from this author.’

Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

THE INVISIBLE CHAINS

'A writer of talent'  LOUISE WELSH

When the body of a young Nigerian girl pulled from the River Clyde leaves police stumped, investigative journalist Megan Ross’s desire for answers is piqued.

As she delves deeper she discovers the girl’s death is not an isolated incident. Another body, found in the city’s Botanics with similar markings to the first corpse, connects her to some very powerful people. Her quest to report the truth, however, becomes a terrifying fight to save her own reputation – and the lives of those she holds dear.

Told from two compelling points of view from two very different worlds, The Invisible Chains is a chilling crime thriller that strikes right to the heart of a crime network the upper echelons  of society would rather remain secret.   

All profits raised from the sales of this book will go to the Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance (TARA), a support service in Glasgow for trafficking survivors and to Survivors of Human Trafficking in Scotland (SOHTIS). It is available here now!

'Felt truly immersed in the story from page one. Well researched and compelling story telling. Highly recommended read and all profits go to charity which makes it even more poignant.'                                                                                   

Amazon reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

WHERE ARE YOU?

An emotionally charged novel about secrets, family and the danger of hiding the truth.

Twenty years ago, Josie and Tara's mother left home and they haven't seen her since. The only contact they have is the cards she sent them both each year on their birthday until they reached 21. 

When Josie's marriage collapses, she quits London to head back to the pretty coastal town of North Berwick, on the east coast of Scotland, where she grew up. Tara and her partner, Mark, have bought the girls' childhood family home and Josie decides helping them with the renovation project will be a good distraction for her broken heart.

Then a knock at the door changes everything. Bones have been discovered at the bottom of their childhood home and some unsettling details about their missing mother start to emerge.

But is everyone really telling the whole story about what happened then and what is happening now? 

Where Are You? questions the nature of family, sisterhood and reminds us that some of the most shocking crimes are committed close to home. And, as many people are now choosing to swap big cities for rural life, it warns that not all homecomings are happy ones.  Available to order here now!

'Another thrilling book by LE Hill, charged full of emotion and intrigue. Well written and a great plot. I immediately connected with the main characters in the book, and kept turning the pages until I had read the whole thing!'

Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

NON-FICTION

Noir in the North: Genre, Politics and Place (Bloomsbury Academic: October, 2020)   

This book, a collection of essays exploring the Nordic Noir genre within crime fiction, features my interview with leading Scottish crime writer Val McDermid.

 

 

Contemporary Crime Fiction: Crossing Boundaries, Merging Genres (Cambridge Scholars Publishing: March, 2021)

This book includes my chapter Bloody Women: How Female Authors Have Transformed the Scottish Contemporary Crime Fiction Genre

 

 

Just Write!

This book of creative writing prompts has more than 200 inspiring and varied prompts and with an idea on each lined page there is plenty of space to get started.

All profits raised from the sale of this book are reinvested into Sharing A Story CIC, which works to reduce social isolation through creative writing and reading.

It can be bought here.