A pulse-pounding new thriller from the bestselling author of Wherever She Goes and Every Step She Takes.
If someone were threatening your home, how far would you go to protect it?
A stranger is trespassing in Celeste Turner's backyard, moving through the shadows around her shed. It could be a harmless backpacker seeking temporary refuge, but experience has taught Celeste to be extra wary. Not wishing to draw unwanted attention, she cannot turn to the police. Celeste is an outsider to this region of rural Florida, and all the locals see is a "city girl" who swooped in to secure her inheritance. But Celeste needs her new life to work, so she must confront her intruder.
To her surprise, she finds out that her unwanted guest is a young backpacker named Daisy. She is polite and friendly, just taking advantage of some shelter as she makes her way through the area. Swiftly, they begin an unlikely and beneficial friendship—Celeste can't help herself, and besides, Daisy will be moving on soon. Why not take advantage of the extra help?
Both women have secrets they want to keep buried, and when a body is discovered near Celeste's house, they must move quickly to prove their innocence and protect the lives they've built for themselves.
About the author
K.L. ARMSTRONG is the pseudonym of a popular author. She lives in Ontario.
"When two women who are pretending to be someone they’re not, and packing more than secrets and questionable intentions, are set on a twisted collision course in rural Florida, you know it’s going to be one hell of a ride. Not only does K. L. Armstrong immediately hook you with complex, multi-layered characters, snappy dialogue and a seriously creepy setting, but she deftly makes you switch your allegiances multiple times over before finally revealing the truth. A fast-paced, intriguing thriller, which I devoured in a matter of days, this suspenseful and atmospheric novel is an absolute must-read." —Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of You Will Remember Me
"Two women with dark secrets, a steamy setting and an abundance of jaw-dropping twists make The Life She Had an absolute page-turner." —Robyn Harding, bestselling author of The Perfect Family
"Within those first few lines, the tension clamped down and did not let go. Propulsive and sinister, with twists that knocked me sideways. Meet your next binge read. Prepare for sweaty palms." –Nicole Lundrigan, author of An Unthinkable Thing
"K.L Armstrong's The Life She Had is an alluring, original suspense about the secrets we keep to protect ourselves. With wickedly clever twists, this relentlessly tense page-turner will spin your mind as you follow the haunting paths to the truth." —Samantha M. Bailey, USA Today and #1 national bestselling author of Woman on the Edge and Watch Out for Her