Emily Koch

Keep Him Close
  • Keep Him Close

  • 'A magnetic, all consuming read. A heart-breaking suspense which deals with love in all its forms.'
    Gytha Lodge, author of She Lies in Wait

    'Intriguing, heart-breaking...a mystery novel with a beautiful character study at its heart.'
    Melanie Golding, author of Little Darlings

    ONE SON LIED. ONE SON DIED.

    Alice’s son is dead. Indigo’s son is accused of murder.

    Indigo is determined to prove her beloved Kane is innocent. Searching for evidence, she is helped by a kind stranger who takes an interest in her situation. Little does she know that her new friend has her own agenda.

    Alice can’t tell Indigo who she really is. She wants to understand why her son was killed – and she needs to make sure that Indigo’s efforts to free Kane don’t put her remaining family at risk. But how long will it take for Indigo to discover her identity? And what other secrets will come out as she digs deeper?

    No one knows a son like his mother. But neither Alice nor Indigo know the whole truth about their boys, and what happened between them on that fateful night.

    Keep Him Close is a dark domestic drama from an award-winning writer.

    'This is domestic noir as it's meant to be done; riveting and beautifully written.' Jo Spain, author of The Confession

    'A beautiful and heart-breaking story that I can't stop thinking about. Simply stunning.' Jo Jakeman, author of Safe House

    'Powerfully written and packs a real emotional punch.' Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home

RELEASED 19/03/2020

Emily Koch is an award-winning journalist and graduate of the Bath Spa Creative Writing programme. Her debut novel, If I Die Before I Wake, was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award, longlisted for Authors' Club Best First Novel Award, and selected as a Waterstones Thriller of the Month. She lives in Bristol.