The Ties That Bind
by Anthea Fraser

Are the ties that bind them about to be ripped apart?

The Tempest family and friends are gathering for Cassie’s eighteenth birthday party. But as they come together, a series of explosive events will threaten everything they hold dear.

Cassie’s sister Jess is about to fly to Italy on holiday, but can she forget the horror of what she saw in her flat that afternoon?

Family friend Jenny Barlow has been keeping a devastating secret for years… but for how much longer?

And does the discovery of a dead body on the beach spell danger for one of the Tempests?

Grief, fear, desire and deception all collide as the ties that bind the family are strained like never before. Can they withstand the ultimate stress test?


A meaty family saga combined with a suspenseful murder mystery make for an enjoyable read from the always-reliable Fraser ... Relatable characters, authentically depicted family interactions, skillful writing, and a satisfying conclusion make this an appealing read for fans of multiple genres


A page-turner showcasing how lies from the past can create turmoil and peril in the present

Kirkus Reviews

Fraser skillfully keeps the reader guessing as to who will be/has been sleeping with whom. This is soap opera of the highest order

Publishers Weekly on Sins of the Fathers

Fraser is an excellent storyteller, and her latest domestic thriller doesn’t disappoint

Booklist on Sins of the Fathers

A series of puzzles and stories of love gone wrong that make her tale of tangled family relationships consistently absorbing

Kirkus Reviews on Sins of the Fathers

A taut, moving story of love, loss, hate, and redemption that will keep readers enthralled from the first page until the devastating climax

Booklist Starred Review of A Tangled Thread

[The] well-crafted plot builds to a surprising conclusion

Publishers Weekly on A Tangled Thread

Fraser uses complicated domestic relationships as the basis for a good mystery served up with plenty of family angst

Kirkus Reviews on A Tangled Thread

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The Ties That Bind by Anthea Fraser is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278505843rd August 2021145 X 225mm208$28.99
Hardback978072785058427th May 2021145 X 225mm208£20.99
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