Holly Seddon books in order
Holly Seddon is a British USA Today and International bestselling author of crime, suspense and thriller novels.
Her debut novel, Try Not To Breathe, which was published in 2016, went on to become a bestseller in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Australia, on top of becoming a USA Today bestseller.
Raised in the English countryside where not much ever went on, Holly developed an obsession for music and books at an early age.
Holly, who previously worked as a journalist and editor in London, currently lives in Amsterdam with her family.
She has now taken up writing on a full time basis.
Holly also co-hosts the popular Honest Authors Podcast with fellow author, Gillian McAllister.
Agented by Sophie Lambert at C+W, Holly is a member of International Thriller Writers.
Genres: Crime Suspense, Suspense, Thriller
- Try Not to Breathe (2016)
- Don't Close Your Eyes (2017)
- Love Will Tear Us Apart (2018)
- The Hit List (2020)
- The Woman on the Bridge (2022)
- Try Not to Breathe / Don't Close Your Eyes / Love Will Tear Us Apart (2019)
Detailed book overview
"Some secrets never die. They’re just locked away."
Alex Dale is lost. Destructive habits have cost her a marriage and a journalism career. All she has left is her routine: a morning run until her body aches, then a few hours of forgettable work before the past grabs hold and drags her down.
Every day is treading water, every night is drowning. Until Alex discovers Amy Stevenson. Amy Stevenson, who was just another girl from a nearby town until the day she was found unconscious after a merciless assault. Amy Stevenson, who has been in a coma for fifteen years, forgotten by the world. Amy Stevenson, who, unbeknownst to her doctors, remains locked inside her body, conscious but paralyzed, reliving the past.
Soon Alex’s routine includes visiting hours at the hospital, then interviews with the original suspects in the attack. But what starts as a reporter’s story becomes a personal obsession.
How do you solve a crime when the only witness lived but cannot tell the tale? Unable to tear herself away from her attempt to uncover the unspeakable truth, Alex realizes she’s not just chasing a story—she’s seeking salvation.
First Release: 2016
"When the past knocks, someone must answer."
In a bustling suburban neighborhood in Manchester, England, sits an unassuming house. There is no sign of life behind the unwashed windows, but Robin Marshall is inside. Driven by fears and obsessions, racked by anxiety, Robin is frantically pushing her body through punishing workouts, eating little, haunted by what happened to her family when she was a girl.
Robin’s only connection to the outside world is through her rear windows and the lives she spies upon in the apartment house across the way. Then a stranger starts pounding on her door.
Sarah Marshall is Robin’s twin, estranged from her sister after their parents’ betrayal and a violation at the hands of a man she should have been able to trust. Sarah has recently lost custody of the child she loves more than anything and has set off on her own, hoping that somewhere in England she can find Robin, the braver twin, the rock star, the survivor, the savior.
These two young women, polar opposites, cannot go on unless they reckon with the past. While Sarah, slowly unraveling, searches for her sister’s hiding place, Robin sees another life hanging in the balance in the lighted windows across the street. It is a life only Robin can save—as long as she never looks away.
First Release: 2017
Publisher: Faber & Faber
"Sometimes a promise becomes a prison."
Fearing eternal singledom, childhood friends Kate and Paul make the age-old vow that if they don't find love by thirty, they will marry each other.
Years later, with the deadline of their 30th birthdays approaching, the unlikely couple decide to keep their teenage promise. After all, they are such good friends. Surely that's enough to make a marriage?
Now, on the eve of their 10th wedding anniversary, they will discover that love between men and women is more complex, and more precarious, than they could ever have imagined. As Kate struggles with a secret that reaches far into their past, will the couple's vow become the very thing that threatens their future?
First Release: 2018
Publisher: Atlantic Books Export
On the anniversary of her husband's accidental death, Marianne seeks comfort in everything Greg left behind. She wears his shirt and cologne, reads their love letters and emails. Soon she's following his footsteps across the web, but her desperation to cling to any trace of him leads her to the dark web. And a hit list with her name on it.
To try to save herself from Sam, the assassin hired to kill her, Marianne must first unpick the wicked web in which Greg became tangled. Was Greg trying to protect her or did he want her dead?
First Release: 2020
How far would you go to save a perfect stranger?
Maggie is trapped. Dumped on her wedding day, rejected by her family and hounded by a man determined to make her suffer.
Charlotte is desperate. Double-crossed by her only friend and facing total ruin, she will go to any lengths to save what matters.
Two women, one night. A decision that will change everything.
First Release: 2022
TRY NOT TO BREATHE
Alex is sinking. Slowly but surely, she's cut herself off from everything but her one true love - drink. Until she's forced to write a piece about a coma ward, where she meets Amy. Amy is lost. When she was fifteen, she was attacked and left for dead in a park. Her attacker was never found. Since then, she has drifted in a lonely, timeless place. She's as good as dead, but not even her doctors are sure how much she understands. Alex and Amy grew up in the same suburbs, played the same music, flirted with the same boys. And as Alex begins to investigate the attack, she opens the door to the same danger that has left Amy in a coma...
You won't be able to put it down. Just remember to breathe.
DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES
Robin and Sarah weren't the closest of twins, but they loved each other dearly. Until they were taken from one another. Robin now lives alone. Suffering from panic attacks, she spends her days house-bound, watching the world from the safety of her sitting room. Until one day, she sees something she shouldn't... And Sarah? Sarah got what she wanted - a wonderful, perfect family. Then a shocking event forces Sarah to leave her beloved home in search of her sister, Robin. But Sarah isn't the only person looking for Robin. As their paths intersect, something dangerous is set in motion, leading Robin and Sarah to fight for much more than their relationship...
Two sisters. A lifetime of secrets. One terrible reckoning.
LOVE WILL TEAR US APART
Fearing eternal singledom, childhood friends Kate and Paul made a vow that if they didn't find love by thirty, they would marry each other. Years later, about to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, Kate and Paul start to wonder, will this be their last? Is friendship really enough to make a marriage? As Kate struggles with a secret that reaches far into their past, the couple's vow has become the very thing that threatens their future...
First Release: 2019