“Claire Seeber is no slouch when it comes to generating novels that exploit your worst nightmares …. cleverly ratchets up the tension until the unsettling denouement”

Time Out


A gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist about the myth of step-families.

The perfect wife. A fairytale family. Don’t believe your eyes…

Jeanie and Matthew are a happily married couple who both have teenage children from previous relationships.

No one said it would be easy to raise a blended family under one roof but Jeanie and Matthew are strong. They will make it work.

And whilst Jeanie’s step-daughter Scarlett rejects her, Jeanie will just have to try harder to win her over.

But Jeanie has a past. A terrible secret she thought she’d buried a long time ago. And now, it’s coming to the surface, threatening to destroy her new marriage.

Someone is playing a terrifying game on Jeanie and she must put a stop to it once and for all.

After all, a fairytale needs a happy ending…doesn’t it.

Reviews of The Stepmother

‘Tension and paranoia rides high in this gripping novel…Don’t start this late at night unless you plan on losing sleep…’ Jenny Blackhurst, author of The Night She Died

‘I don't believe many will be able to put this brilliant novel aside…really hooks you in on every level.’ (5 stars) Booklover Catlady

‘It's certainly a fast paced and taut thriller…which I guarantee once you start reading it you will find impossible to put down.’ (5 stars) The Book Review Café

‘An all-absorbing, chilling, psychological thriller. My husband could not prise my Kindle out of my hands the weekend I read this!’ (5 stars) Bloomin’ Brilliant Books

‘Loved it !!! My god the journey I went on while reading this…From beginning to end I was so hooked on this… Beyond 5 stars.’ (5 stars) Itsy Bitsy Book Bits

‘Incredible twists and turns that I didn't see coming…a great read that is full of tension that really hooks you in.’ The Coffee and Kindle

‘This one grabs you and doesn't let go... I read it in 3 hours because I simply had to find out what was happening!’ (5 stars) The Suspense is Thrilling Me

‘A clever, intense and fast-paced psychological thriller that left me on the edge of my seat until the very last page!’ Ginger Cat Blog 

‘This is a terrifyingly twisted psychological thriller…a compelling read leading to a sleepless night for the reader.’ (5 stars) Strong Book Reviews


An intense suspenseful psychological thriller about dark love, with a nail-biting twist.

Here today. Dead tomorrow?

My best friend, Emily, is dead - killed last night in a hotel fire. But it was meant to be me. Now I have 24 hours to find my daughter. Before he finds out I'm still alive.

Reviews of 24 Hours

‘Really enjoyed 24 Hours by Claire Seeber which I read in 12 hours! Cracking domestic noir thriller’ Cath Staincliffe

‘Fast-paced, intriguing and psychologically astute, Claire Seeber's latest thriller will be perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and I Let You Go.’ Steve Mosby

‘24 hours is all it will take to read this high-octane thriller from Claire Seeber - I couldn't put it down.’ Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go

‘Utterly unputdownable, read this brilliant book in 2 sittings… there was one final revelation that I just didn't see coming at all, which took my breath away… My heart is still pounding as I write this, and I was completely immersed in Laurie's race against time.’ Rachel’s Random Reads

24 hours is an intense psychological thriller that will pull the reader in and keep them hooked until the very last page… Throughout 24 hours you are constantly changing your opinion of who maybe trying to kill Laurie, as Claire Seeber cleverly throws in red herrings galore, she has also managed to weave a dark and suspense filled story, that will keep you reading long into the night.’ The Book Review Café

‘With such an intriguing opening and emotional trauma throughout, I found it impossible not to tear through the pages of this twisty thriller… Compelling reading, guaranteed.’ Little Bookness Lane

‘This book gripped me from the start and did not let go until the end … I honestly could not put it down’ Poppy’s Book Blo


Compelling psych thriller about the nature of grief, with a twist you won’t see coming.

Trust no-one – not even yourself…

'I think I might have done something bad. Last Friday.'

When a bomb explodes outside the Royal Academy of Ballet in the heart of London, the police initially suspect a terrorist group. But the pieces don't fit and DCI Silver is struggling to find any suspects.

Still recovering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after a terrible tragedy, Claudie fears that her recent black-outs are a sign that her symptoms are returning. When her friend Tessa dies in the explosion, Claudie is gripped by the inexplicable certainty that she is involved in some way – if only she could remember.

Meanwhile, Silver is shocked to find that one of the dancers from the academy – now missing in the aftermath of the explosion – is linked to his past, and the lines between his personal and professional life are starting to blur. Can Claudie and Silver get to the heart of what is real and what isn't before something terrifying happens again?

Reviews of Fragile Minds

 “Compelling …. Claire Seeber is no slouch when it comes to generating novels that exploit your worst nightmares …. cleverly ratchets up the tension until the unsettling denouement” Time Out

 “A great premise” Literary Review

 “Yet another  brilliant read from Claire Seeber  – ***** ”  OK/ STAR magazine

 “An intense and surprising psychological thriller – Fragile Minds kept me turning the pages late into the night,” Meg Gardiner


Exciting, action-packed psychological thriller that’ll have you on the edge of your seat.

Your past will always find you…

With her three beautiful children, millionaire husband and Cotswolds mansion, former investigative journalist Rose Miller has an enviable life. But behind the domestic bliss lies a secret past! As Oxford students in the early nineties, Rose and James belonged to Society X, an elite clique that knew no boundaries. Led by the enigmatic Dalziel, the group were hell bent on breaking down society’s norms – until an unimaginable tragedy occurs. With the subsequent scandal covered up, Rose has settled into family life – but is afraid to admit her feelings of boredom. So when her ex-editor asks Rose to dig the dirt on a wealthy businessman new to the area, adrenaline enlivens her. But as Rose’s investigation begins to threaten her family she backs away – and then a tragedy at her home begins to widen the cracks in her domestic facade. As their world crumbles around them, is Rose about to atone for the sins of her past?

An utterly gripping novel that will captivate fans of Sophie Hannah and Nicci French.

Reviews of Never Tell

 ‘A dark, twisting thriller that shows all too well how you can never escape the sins of your past.’ Simon Kernick

 ‘A fantastic book’, Closer


Dark and twisting thriller about the nature of friendship and love.

A terrible accident. A secret discovered. An inescapable nightmare. Who needs enemies with friends like these?

En route from ending a destructive love affair, TV producer Maggie Warren is involved in a freak accident. Lucky to escape with her life, Maggie’s further disturbed to discover she’s now front-page news. When invited to discuss her trauma on a chat-show, Maggie comes face to face with fellow survivor, the beautiful but damaged Fay Carter – fame-hungry, needy and now apparently infatuated. One by one the tentacles of Maggie’s past mistakes seem to be reaching inexorably into her future. Her compromised career is catching up with her, ex-boyfriend Alex just won’t take no for an answer – but worse, the secret Maggie has tried so hard to bury is coming back to haunt her. When Maggie’s flat is ransacked, she refuses to believe it’s a coincidence. Now Maggie’s clutching onto sanity for dear life, but she’s horribly aware that one final push might send her over the edge! Or is that exactly what someone wants?

Reviews of Bad Friends

‘A terrific read.’ Cath Staincliffe

‘Bad Friends is an absorbing suspense novel that will keep you wondering what might happen up until the very last few pages ….. I realised that there were times when I was literally holding my breath as I was reading! If you enjoy suspense novels, this book definitely won’t disappoint.’ Sue Magee, The Bookbag

‘An intense psychological thriller.’ OK! Magazine

‘The suspense builds nicely throughout, keeping you guessing until the very last page.’ 
Buckinghamshire Advertiser

‘An absorbing page-turner.’ Closer


Every parent’s nightmare: the ultimate psychological suspense thriller.

What should have been a happy family day out quickly turns into a nightmare for Jess Finnegan. One minute she is thankful for a few minutes’ peace away from the demands of motherhood. The next she is frantically searching for husband Mickey and 8-month old Louis.They have disappeared, nowhere to be seen.

As the police launch a massive manhunt, Jess’s panic intensifies. Then Mickey is found, badly beaten — and alone. Where is Louis? Is he still alive? Could he be the victim of child trafficking or something much closer to home? Just how well does Jess know her new husband? And when her wayward brother turns up out of the blue, what is he after? As the investigation unravels, Jess discovers that the people closest to you are not always what they seem…

Reviews of Lullaby

‘A powerful and sensitive treatment of every parent’s worst nightmare’.
Laura Wilson, The Guardian

‘An accomplished, disturbing debut ‘ Peter Guttridge,  The Observer

‘Totally absorbing’ Closer

‘A confident debut…written with panache’. Cath Staincliffe

‘I read a lot of books, but I can’t remember the last time I was so involved in one…why aren’t more thrillers so…thrilling?’ MyShelf.com

‘The opening pages of Claire Seeber’s first suspense novel,  “Lullaby,” couldn’t be much better’.Washington Post

‘An elegantly-constructed mystery about the disappearance of baby Louis and husband Mickey during a visit to the Tate Modern will have you turning the pages until the neat twist at the very end. Highly recommended.’ Sue Magee, The Bookbag

‘A chilling debut’. The Bookseller

‘The tension is so high that you’ll find yourself grinding your teeth ….. even through the most traumatic sections of the book you feel that you just can’t put it down. A real tour de force, in your face, page turner …. a good start to what I hope is a long career for Seeber.’ Charles Packer, Sci-Fi Online