Those Empty Eyes


By Charlie Donlea

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When you're living a lie, can you trust anything?

Ten years ago, Alexandra Quinlan was the prime suspect in the massacre of her entire family. Her face was on every television show and front page, and she was given a nickname by the media: Empty Eyes.

Now, Alex Armstrong has reinvented herself and devotes herself to securing justice for others. But when Laura McAllister, a young student journalist, disappears just as she's about to break a major story about sexual assault and cover-ups on her college campus, Alex is drawn into a new case that will threaten the life she's built.

As Alex digs into Laura's disappearance, she realises that there are unexpected connections to the murder of her own family. As different as the crimes may appear, they each hinge on one sinister truth: no one is quite who they seem to be...

An explosive and unputdownable crime thriller you won't be able to put down. Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben, Mary Kubica and Karin Slaughter.

Praise for Those Empty Eyes

'Draws readers in from the first heart-stopping pages and doesn't let go until the end' Mary Kubica

'Thrilling, complex story that will leave your jaw on the floor!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

'Truly, a perfect book. I will never stop recommending books by Charlie Donlea.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

'So twisty. I think I just found a new author to binge.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

'Well-written and fast-paced... with so many strong female characters. An outstanding, suspenseful thriller.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

'Those Empty Eyes had me turning pages late into the night, then getting up early to get back to the story. I found myself racing to finish only to be sad that it was over.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

'I was hooked from the start until the very end. Loved the characters, story and writing style.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

'Speechless! This has to be my favorite read of the year so far. Charlie Donlea is my new favorite author. I really got into this book and lost all track of time.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

'This book was phenomenal! If you are looking for an extremely intense, adrenaline rush of a story that will have you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages at lightning speed, then you NEED to read this!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

'WOW! I didn't see the ending coming. This was by far the best book I've read in quite awhile. Really caught me off guard.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

'The book that helped me get my reading mojo back. Read it cover to cover in a day and loved every page.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

Those Empty Eyes