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Paula Daly books in order

Looking for Paula Daly’s books in order of publication? Look no further!

If you love domestic thrillers with plenty of twists and turns, then you won’t be able to put down Paula Daly’s addictive books. Her atmospheric novels explore the darker side of everyday life and form the basis of the ITV drama Deep Water.

Featuring small towns with menacing undercurrents, families hiding secrets and women pushed to the edge, her smart, gripping writing hooks you from page one.

Here are all of Paula Daly’s books in order of publication!

Paula Daly’s books in order:

Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly

1. Just What Kind of Mother Are you (2013)

With a husband, three children and a full-time job, Lisa has a lot of plates to keep spinning. One winter day, when she’s supposed to be watching her friend’s daughter Lucinda, the teen disappears. She’s the second girl in two weeks to go missing from Lisa’s small Lake District town — and the first was dumped on a busy high street, stripped bare, after suffering a terrifying ordeal.

Determined to make up for her mistake Lisa sets out to uncover who snatched the girls – and soon discovers a menacing undercurrent running through her tightknit community.

Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly

2. Keep Your Friends Close (2014)

When Natty and Sean’s youngest daughter falls ill on a school trip, Natty is thankful her university best friend Eve happens to be visiting and willing to help keep the house running. Natty rushes to her sick child’s side, but when she returns she finds her world has come crashing down, as Sean has fallen in love with Eve. Devastated, Natty attempts to start again, but every time she tries to set herself upright Eve is there to knock her down.

But then she receives a mysterious note that tells her Eve has done this more than once – and the consequences were fatal. Determined to reveal the truth, Natty navigates through a treacherous maze of secrets and lies that threatens the safety of everyone she loves…

The Mistake I Made by Paula Daly

3. The Mistake I Made (2015)

Roz is a single mother, a physiotherapist, a sister and a friend. She’s also desperate. Her business has gone under, she’s crippled by debt and she’s just had to explain to her son why someone’s taken all their furniture away.

Then, at her sister’s fortieth birthday party, she meets Scott — wealthy, powerful and very married. Later, he tracks her down and makes Roz an offer to spend the night with him — for enough money to get her life back on track. But as the situation spirals out of her control, Roz is forced to do things she never thought herself capable of. Can she ever set things right again?

The Trophy Child by Paula Daly

4. The Trophy Child (2017)

Karen Bloom expects perfection. Her son, Ewan, is a disappointment and she won’t be making the same mistake with her talented daughter Bronte. Paying for music lessons and dance classes, making her do extra schoolwork — Karen will do whatever it takes to help her youngest excel.

As Karen pushes Bronte and makes her consider running away, the rest of the family is crumbling. Karen’s husband, Noel, is losing himself in work, drink and other women, and his teenage daughter from his first marriage, Verity, is becoming increasingly aggressive. But before it all comes crashing down, Karen will know when to stop…won’t she?

Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly

5. Open Your Eyes (2018)

Jane doesn’t like confrontation. Given the choice, she’d prefer to focus on the good things in life.

But when her husband, Leon, is brutally attacked in the driveway of their home, in front of their two young children, she has to face reality. As he lies in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, and the secrets that have been kept from her, if she’s to find out who hurt her husband – and why.

Clear My Name by Paula Daly

6. Clear My Name (2019)

When Carrie was accused of brutally murdering her husband’s lover, she denied it. She denied it when they arrested her, when they put her in front of a jury, and when they sent her to prison. Now she’s three years into a fifteen-year sentence, away from the daughter she loves and the life she had built. And she is still denying that she is to blame.

Tess Gilroy has devoted her life to righting wrongs. Through her job for Innocence UK, a charity which takes on alleged miscarriages of justice, she works tirelessly to uncover the truth. But when she is asked to take Carrie’s case, Tess realises that if she is to help this woman, she must risk uncovering the secrets she has struggled a lifetime to hide…


No Remorse by Paula Daly

No Remorse — a short story (2014)

Catherine has returned to the sleepy Lake District town of Windermere after a decade away. Once successful and wealthy, she’s shunned by her old friends and desperate for work.

But there’s someone that’s keeping her here…and something that she’s got to do before she leaves for ever — even if doing it could destroy the little she has left of her life.

There you have it – all Paula Daly’s books in order! How many have you read? Let us know in the comments below…

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