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'A superb crime debut from a massive talent. Cora is a character you won't forget.' Steve Cavanagh, author of Fifty-Fifty

‘Had me gripped from the moment I started reading it! One of the best thrillers of 2022.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review


They said they’d keep me safe.

They said, ‘It’s okay, Hannah. You know you can trust me.’

They lied.


When eight-year-old Hannah Perry goes missing in the small Suffolk village of St Just, the community is rocked. Heading up the investigation is Acting DS Rob Minshull, but he’s out of his depth in a case that seems to mirror the disappearance of a young boy, seven years ago. That search ended in unimaginable tragedy…and Minshull is praying that history won’t be repeated.


But with an investigation full of dead ends, and a kidnapper taunting the police with sinister deliveries of Hannah’s belongings and cryptic notes, the young girl’s life hangs perilously in danger.


Until Dr Cora Lael enters the picture. A psychologist with a unique ability, Cora’s rare gift allows her to sense emotions attached to discarded objects. When she is shown the first of Hannah’s belongings, she hears the child’s piercing scream.


With few leads on the case, could Cora prove Hannah’s only hope? And as time runs out, can they find Hannah before history repeats itself...?


A twisty, original and utterly gripping detective thriller that fans of James Oswald and LJ Ross will love. Don't miss the crime thriller debut from the bestselling women's fiction author, Miranda Dickinson.


Praise for The Secret Voices:

'An unusual premise and an engaging cast of characters. What more could you want from a crime debut? I flew through it.' Mari Hannah, author of Her Last Request and Without a Trace

‘Gripping, full of twists and unpredictability that had me guessing until the end. I couldn't put it down.' ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

‘I was well and truly hooked…The writing was well researched, the storyline gripping, and the characters were spot on!...This was fantastic! Would definitely recommend!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

‘This was excellent… There were many twists and I loved the plot development…I will pick up anything by this author in the future!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

‘Wow! What a fantastic story…I read it in a day, just couldn’t put it down.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

‘Suspense, intrigue, great police work and a great storyline! It definitely had my heart pumping!' Reader Review

‘Truly could not put this down… so many twists and turns… Great characters which are also believable’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

'Touchingly compassionate, desperately exciting and achingly well-written...a superlative crime novel' Rob Parker, author of Far From The Tree

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