Little Sister


A missing child.  A broken mother.  A sister who doesn’t remember a thing.

“A heart in your mouth read”
Red magazine

After sixteen years apart sisters Jessica and Emily are reunited. With the past now behind them, the warmth they once shared quickly returns and before long Jess has moved into Emily’s comfortable island home.

Life couldn’t be better. But when baby Daisy disappears while in Jess’s care, the perfect life Emily has so carefully built starts to fall apart. Was Emily right to trust her sister after everything that happened before … ?

In its first three weeks, Isabel’s debut thriller Little Sister reached #4 in Amazon UK’s Hot New Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Releases, and went on to be shortlisted for the Dead Good Reader Awards and named in several ‘Best Summer Reads’ lists for 2017.  Little Sister has been translated into multiple languages.

What readers & reviewers are saying about Isabel’s thrillers …

‘A dark, unrelenting psychological thrill ride’ Publishers Weekly

‘Best Summer Reads’ Prima, Red and Gransnet

‘A gripping Read’ Sunday Independent (Ireland)

‘A heart in your mouth read’ Red magazine

‘A taut thriller’ Nina Pottell for Prima magazine

‘It’s action all the way and a compulsive read’ The Sun

‘This tautly written thriller will make you question everything’ Stylist magazine

‘Impossible to put this book out of your hands’ Irish Evening Echo

‘A gripping, twisty thriller’ My Weekly magazine

‘Had me gripped from start to finish’ Louise Candlish, author of The Swimming Pool

‘Kept me up three nights in a row’ Holly Seddon, author of Don’t Close Your Eyes

‘A great story … and a thoroughly satisfying ending’ Katerina Diamond, author of The Teacher

‘Draws you in, right from the first page’ Sam Carrington, author of Saving Sophie

‘Beautifully written … with a dark mystery at its heart’ – Tammy Cohen, author of When She Was Bad

‘The darker side of sibling rivalry’ – Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake

‘A tense and claustrophobic read’ Lesley Thomson, author of The Dog Walker

‘Had me changing my mind and re-evaluating everything I’d read’ Lisa Cutts, author of Mercy Killing

‘Excellent twists and turns’ SJI Holliday, author of The Willow Walk

‘One of my favourite thrillers this year so far’ – Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home

‘A tangled web of secrets and lies’ – Louise Jensen, author of The Surrogate

‘Twisty, gripping, and utterly unpredictable’ – Will Dean, author of Dark Pines

‘A brilliant story of friendship and lies with a twist I never saw coming’ – Claire Douglas, author The Sisters

Beautiful Liars is a real cracker of a book’ – Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner

‘A gripping exploration of friendship and twisted family secrets’ – Cass Green, author of In a Cottage in a Wood

‘Gripping, clever and beautifully written, Isabel Ashdown’s star is about to soar’ – Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House

‘A craftily plotted, intricate read. Highly recommended’ – Mick Herron, author of London Rules

‘A great, twisty thriller, carefully plotted and beautifully written’ – Niki Mackay, author of I, Witness

‘A great character-driven mystery that’s as enjoyable as it is satisfying’ – Elle Croft, author of The Guilty Wife

‘I absolutely loved Beautiful Liars … brilliant twists I did not see coming!’ Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend



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