Human Remains - By Elizabeth Haynes

Praise for Into the Darkest Corner

‘It’s hard to put the uniqueness of Elizabeth Haynes’ writing into words. Her stories grip you by the throat and force you to acknowledge that this is what real crime and real horror look and feel like, as well as real love, hope, fear. Suddenly, much of the other crime fiction you’ve read seems, in comparison, rather like stories made up by writers. Haynes is the most exciting thing to happen to crime fiction in a long time.’

Sophie Hannah

‘Check the locks on your doors and windows and surrender to this obsessive thriller.’

Karin Slaughter

‘Utterly unputdownable. A stunning debut.’

S J Watson

‘A chilling, page-turning read that charts domestic violence without flinching and portrays OCD with insight and compassion.’ Rosamund Lupton

‘A powerful psychological drama and portrayal of obsession.’

Daily Mail

‘Haynes’ powerful account of domestic violence is disquieting, yet unsensationalist. This is a gripping book on a topic which can never be highlighted enough.’


‘Amazon UK’s Book of the Year, Haynes’ claustrophobic psychological thriller is a shocking portrayal of domestic abuse.’


‘A tense and thought-provoking debut novel with dark moments. Its portrayal of obsession will send a shiver down your spine.’


‘A psychological thriller packed with tension and suspense. This is a debut of such strength you have to wonder if Haynes is the next Minette Walters.’

Rhian Davies, CWA John Creasey Dagger judge

‘A compulsive thriller with sufficient twists and plot turns to keep the most action-avaricious of readers satisfied.’

‘Compelling and disturbing.’

Mystery Women

‘This beautifully dark and disturbing novel is seamlessly put together and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.’


‘Fast-paced and chilling, with a realistic twist. Lock all your doors and settle down for one of the most gripping reads of the year!’


‘A nervy, heart-racing page-turner. It’s a one-sitting, impossible-to-put-down kind of book.’


‘A harrowing psychological thriller.’

Publishers’ Weekly

‘Fast-paced, this is a stunning, scary suspense starring degrees of obsession.’

The Mystery Gazette

‘A tour de force debut novel that is both creepily disturbing and yet beautifully rendered.’

New York Review of Books

‘The tension in the novel builds relentlessly to a stunning and frightening conclusion. An unforgettable story.’

Suspense Magazine

Praise for Revenge of the Tide

‘Haynes’ first novel was a sensation last year and this, her second, is just as impressive and in much the same mould.’

Daily Mail

‘Unputdownable, this thriller with a heart of gold reads like a breath of fresh air.’

Red Magazine

‘Haynes’ first book was Amazon’s Book of the Year last year so it was always going to be a tough act to follow. Revenge of the Tide clearly shows her initial success was no accident.’

Sunday Express

‘This second novel by Elizabeth Haynes is as excellent as her first one. It is full of suspense and intrigue and keeps the reader hanging on its every word. Very highly recommended.’


‘Fear about the loss of control is at the heart of readers’ obsession with crime. That Haynes lends Genevieve power over fear, her body and the men for whom she dances has enabled her to create a character with more complexity than is usual in genre thrillers.’

Independent on Sunday

‘Revenge of the Tide delivers everything I crave from a murder mystery: suspense, emotion, an element of humour, surprise, and, just when I thought I had the answers, Haynes adds another twist.’

Pretty Litter Magazine

‘A thoroughly gripping read. This is another great book from a promising author who is fast becoming one of my favourites.’


‘Everything you could possibly want from a thriller: an intelligent and feisty heroine, a mysterious packet, complicated relationships and a great cast of characters who are not always as guilty or as above suspicion as they might at first appear. Do you want to add tension and intrigue to your everyday life? Read this novel. Now.’

Book After Book

‘Haynes’ first book was a runaway success so her second had a lot to live up to. I’m happy to say that from the first page I was engrossed in this gripping murder mystery; so much so that I finished it in just three sittings.’

Peterborough Evening Telegraph

‘This racy jeopardy thriller proves that Haynes’ much-praised first novel was no fluke.’

Morning Star

‘Do you know that feeling of dread when you pick up the second book of an author whose first book pulled you in and wouldn’t let you go? You’re longing for it to be of the same standard with hours of indulgent, satisfying reading ahead of you, but you’re equally conscious that it might be ‘the difficult second book’ which tells you quite clearly that this isn’t going to be an author to follow. This one sat on my desk for days and then I thought that