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The Gift

The gripping psychological thriller everyone is talking about

By Louise Jensen

  • Paperback
  • £7.99

A compelling, gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist from Louise Jensen, author of the Number One bestseller The Sister.

The perfect daughter is dead. And a secret is eating her family alive...

Jenna is given another shot at life when she receives a donor heart from a girl called Callie. Eternally grateful to Callie and her family, Jenna gets closer to them, but she soon discovers that Callie's perfect family is hiding some very dark secrets...

Callie's parents are grieving, yet Jenna knows they're only telling her half the story. Where is Callie's sister Sophie? She's been 'abroad' since her sister's death but something about her absence doesn't add up. And when Jenna meets Callie's boyfriend Nathan, she makes a shocking discovery.

Jenna knows that Callie didn't die in an accident. But how did she die? Jenna is determined to discover the truth but it could cost her everything; her loved ones, her sanity, even her life.

A compelling, gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist from the author of the Number One bestseller The Sister.

What everyone is saying about The Gift:

'My God! It's a bloody corker! An exquisite writer... Louise has completely knocked it out of the park and brought us all another amazing thriller! MY FIRST EVER GOLD STAR AWARD.' Emma the Little Bookworm

'Hells Bells! The Gift by Louise Jensen is an absolute cracker of a read it's tense, gripping and thrilling. I literally devoured this book in one sitting, I love it when you read a book and the opening chapter grabs you by the throat... Louise Jensen has written a belter of a book that will keep even the most hardened psychological thriller lover glued to their kindle/book.' The Book Review Cafe

'Louise Jensen has this great gift of being able to drag you directly into the story and carry you along kicking and screaming! Drop everything and curl up in a comfy chair because as soon as you start this book you won't want to do anything else!' Angelnet Reviews

'I absolutely ADORE Louise Jensen's writing... The Gift is full to the brim of twists and turns... superb!' Damp Pebbles

'This book is a compulsive read - once you start it you'll find it incredibly hard to put down again until you've finished it... I love the way that nearly every chapter ends on a mini cliff-hanger - it kept me turning the pages late into the night and eventually I decided I simply couldn't go to bed until I knew the truth!' Rather Too Fond of Books

'I could not put this book down. I neglected all the house work and put off cooking dinner until I was finished... I loved every page.' Renee Reads

'My eyes were racing down the pages... had me guessing right up to the very end and I had tears in my eyes as I relived Charlie's last moments... exceptional... It's an addictive page-turner that begs time and again for just one more chapter until the whole book has been devoured and thoroughly enjoyed.' The Book Magnet

'Wow! What an amazing debut novel! Full of intense twists! Fantastic book to start off summer reading! Highly recommend.' Loud and Proud Book Junkie

'I loved this book, it grabbed me right from the beginning...it got under my skin, I felt intimately close to Grace and was rooting for her all the way... compelling and scary and unputdownable.' Beady Jans Books

'I genuinely struggled to put this book down... I can't recommend this book enough, it's made it to my favourites... I can't wait for more books to come from Louise Jensen... A well-deserved five stars from me.' Emporio Epidemic

Biographical Notes

Louise is a USA Today bestselling author, and lives in Northamptonshire with her husband, children, dog and a rather naughty cat.

Louise's first two novels, The Sister and The Gift, were both No.1 bestsellers, and have been sold for translation in sixteen territories. The Sister was nominated for The Goodreads Awards Debut of 2016.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780751570588
  • Publication date: 16 Nov 2017
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Sphere
The Gift by Louise Jensen is an absolute cracker of a read it's tense, gripping and thrilling. I literally devoured this book in one sitting — The Book Review Cafe
I was gripped to The Sister from the first page until the very end. I thought I had it all worked out until I was proven sooo wrong — Robert Bryndza on The Sister
I could not put this book down. I neglected all the house work and put off cooking dinner until I was finished . . . I loved every page — Renee Reads on The Sister
My eyes were racing down the pages . . . had me guessing right up to the very end and I had tears in my eyes as I relived Charlie's last moments . . . exceptional . . . It's an addictive page-turner that begs time and again for just one more chapter until the whole book has been devoured and thoroughly enjoyed — The Book Magnet
Wow! What an amazing debut novel! Full of intense twists! Fantastic book to start off summer reading! Highly recommend — Loud and Proud Book Junkie
I loved this book, it grabbed me right from the beginning . . . it got under my skin, I felt intimately close to Grace and was rooting for her all the way . . . compelling and scary and unputdownable — Beady Jans Books on The Sister
I genuinely struggled to put this book down . . . I can't recommend this book enough, it's made it to my favourites . . . I can't wait for more books to come from Louise Jensen . . . A well-deserved five stars from me — Emporio Epidemic on The Sister
I couldn't put my Kindle down until I had answers!! . . . I wasn't sure which characters to trust and which to not trust . . . ! — Steph and Chris' Book Review on The Sister
As the skillfully woven web of lies and deceit starts to untangle the author throws in a massive twist that I certainly didn't see coming . . . a definite must read for all psychological thriller fans and it's one of those books that deserves to be talked about — The Haphazardous Hippo on The Sister
One of those books that you can't stop thinking about even when you're not reading it!! . . . the tension never seems to drop for one second! . . . an absolute treat, albeit a scary one, to read!! Highly recommended!! — Books and Me! on The Sister
Just as I thought the story was wrapping up BANG! I was hit again with another twist. Brilliant! It is chilling and sinister and yet heart-breaking and tragic, and I felt really emotional on finishing it . . . I can't wait to read more by Louise — Bloomin Brilliant Books on The Sister
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