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AJ Waines

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AJ Waines is a number one international bestselling author, with sales of over half-a-million books (paperback and audiobooks). She topped the entire UK and Australian Amazon Charts in two consecutive years, with Girl on a Train. Following fifteen years as a psychotherapist, the author has publishing deals in UK, France, Germany, Norway, Hungary, Czech Republic and Canada.

Her fourth novel, No Longer Safe, sold over 30,000 copies in the first month, in thirteen countries. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Times and in 2016 was ranked in the Top 10 UK authors on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing).

All AJ Waines’ novels are psychological thrillers: murder mysteries with a breathtaking twist at the end! Four of her novels are part of a series: ‘The Samantha Willerby Murder Mysteries’, featuring a Clinical Psychologist working in present-day London. Samantha is an expert in memory loss (Lost in the Lake), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Inside the Whispers and Perfect Bones) and delusions (Cut you Dead). Sam’s skills in acute observation and shrewd intuition are tested to the limit as she attempts to track down each perpetrator, many of whom turn out to be serial killers determined to add her to their list.

AJ Waines’ novels can be read in any order, but appear as follows:

Standalones: The Evil Beneath; Girl on a Train; Dark Place to Hide; No Longer Safe; Don’t you Dare; Enemy at the Window.

Series: Inside the Whispers; Lost in the Lake; Perfect Bones; Cut you Dead.

‘I have only read a few books which left me absolutely gob-smacked at the end….this being one of them…You HAVE to read this book!’ Crime Book Junkie book reviews (No Longer Safe)

AJ Waines lives in Hampshire, UK, with her husband. Visit her website and blog, or follow her on Twitter and Facebook. For book updates and inside info, sign up to her Newsletter.

Categories: Action, Amateur Detective, Medical, Mystery, Murder, Noir, Procedural, Psychological, Psychological Thriller, Suspence.

Other Awards

Voted ‘Thriller of the Month’ November 2013 at

Ranked a Top 10 UK author on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing), 2015 & 2016.

Books by AJ Waines

  • Perfect Bones (Book 3: Murder Series) Perfect Bones (Book 3: Murder Series)


  • Don’t you Dare Don’t you Dare


  • Enemy at the Window Enemy at the Window


  • The Samantha Willerby Mystery Series The Samantha Willerby Mystery Series


  • Cut You Dead Cut You Dead


  • Girl on a Train Girl on a Train


  • Dark Place to Hide Dark Place to Hide


  • No Longer Safe No Longer Safe


  • Inside the Whispers (Book 1: Murder Series) Inside the Whispers (Book 1: Murder Series)


  • Lost in the Lake (Book 2: Murder Series) Lost in the Lake (Book 2: Murder Series)


  • The Evil Beneath The Evil Beneath


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