A mother determined to hide the truth. A sister about to expose it.

When Tara Ryan gets the results of a DNA test one rainy afternoon, all her dreams come true. She discovers she’s not an only child, she has a long-lost sister, Cassie.

What she doesn’t know is that Cassie is homeless, strung out, and praying for a break.

As socially awkward Tara lets street-wise Cassie into her life, shocking secrets come to the surface – a dark web of illegal adoptions, betrayal and death. All rooted in a horrifying children's home scandal which occurred many years before.

Has Tara's mother been deceiving her for her entire life, or is Tara looking to the wrong person for the truth?

Someone is lying - and they must pay the ultimate price.

Be Careful What You Wish For is a gripping tale of lies and deceit that will astound and enthrall until the very last page.

What they said…

“A clever psychological thriller – well constructed and hard to put down.”

Ron B. Reviewer, NetGalley 

“This book had suspense, intrigue, action, and a few crazy twists! The storyline was very interesting and kept me glued to my kindle! ”

Debbie B. Reviewer, NetGalley

“I really enjoyed the book Into the Woods by Lorraine Murphy – I read it in 24 hours.”

Laura J. Reviewer, NetGalley 

“If you love a twisting story that will almost leave you breathless, just read this.”

Ashly T. Reviewer, NetGalley 

“…this author is talented and gifted at writing a cannot put down novel.”

Brenda B. Educator, NetGalley 


A lost child. A broken marriage. A ticking time bomb.

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Karen will do anything for her eight-year-old daughter, Scarlett. Even holding together a marriage that is way past broken.

So, when Scarlett disappears from their rural home, Karen is one hundred percent focused on a single goal – finding her little girl as soon as possible.

And time is of the essence. Because Scarlett is profoundly deaf and would live in utter silence if it wasn’t for her high-tech hearing aids. Karen knows that within hours their batteries will run out, leaving her daughter even more isolated and vulnerable.

As the search for Scarlett intensifies, shocking secrets are revealed and Karen realises she may have to look for answers closer to home.

When the reason for Scarlett’s disappearance finally becomes clear, Karen finds she is living her own worst nightmare – her daughter is in deadly danger and time is running out.