Thriller Novel – Why She Left

Thriller Novel – Why She Left

Thriller Novel - Why She Left

Thriller Novel – Why She Left

Thriller Novel – Why She Left – Heartrending thriller novel. Ruth’s esteemed private school,  referred to as ‘The Square,” is the utmost priority in her life.


In this domestic mystery thriller novel – Why She Left,  Ruth’s daughters Cecily and Isobel, both attended the school. However, when Isobel was just a teenager, she abruptly left the school …  And she left home as well. Fifteen years later, the family still does not know why Isobel left.


This gripping contemporary fiction story chronicles the lives of Ruth and her two daughters, Cecily and Isobel. Over the years, the family ties have been strained. Now, it seems clear everything is about to come to a head.


While Ruth holds all the power, Cecily has been working at the school for several years. Cecily dreams of someone day running the school on her own.  However, the school is in a state of disrepair and Ruth realizes there is not enough money to bring the school building up to snuff. Ruth now finds herself having to entertain an offer from an investment company to assist with the financial needs of the school.


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As the successful matriarch of her family and domineering head of “The Square,” Ruth is determined to keep the possibility of a contract with the investment company a secret from  Cecily and the rest of the family.

There is so much more to this moving and emotional page-turner thriller-novel – Why She Left. Secrets with the power to humiliate and destroy lives, are being held with ignorance and a failure to foresee a terrible fallout … such as a possible unveiling of a horrendous mystery with the power to humiliate and destroy lives.

Thriller novel – Why She Left drew me in right from the beginning. I thoroughly enjoyed this unique mystery-thriller! I would also say that this story may fall into the women’s contemporary fiction category.  I look forward to reading more from author, Leah Mercer.


Publisher Book Description of Thriller Novel – Why She Left

 When I open the door and see her, my mind starts churning. Why are they here? What do they want? And why did my daughter leave in the first place? Am I finally, after all of these years, going to find out? I take a deep breath and usher them in…

Ruth has spent every day of the last fifteen years wondering why her daughter Isobel left. Walking around the school to which she has given her life, every child she sees reminds her of her family’s bright future which vanished in an instant.

So when Ruth opens the door to find Isobel and a teenage grandson she never knew existed, she feels a rush of relief. Despite the years of hurt she never stopped loving Isobel and wants to help rebuild her life. Enrolling her grandson at the school, Ruth wants to make sure they stay for good.

Isobel has spent her life running from a painful secret. A secret which could have destroyed her family. Now, as she flees a bad relationship, she knows that her childhood home is the only place where she can be safe.


About The Author – Leah Mercer

About the Author – Leah Mercer


Leah can’t remember a time when she didn’t love writing. From creating fake newspapers to writing letters to the editor, scribbling something was always on the agenda. Even the rejections she received after completing her first novel at age 13 didn’t dent her enthusiasm.

So it makes sense, then, that she pursued a career in anything but writing. Public relations, teaching, recruitment, editing medical journals — even a stint painting houses — until she finally succumbed once more to the lure of the blank page.

Whe she’s not being jumped on by her young son or burning supper while thinking of plotlines, Leah can be found furiously tapping away on her laptop, trying not to check Twitter or Facebook.

Leah also writes romantic comedies under the name Talli Roland.


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