A powerful thriller about a mother faced with an impossible choice, and the devastating consequences of her decision for years to come. Perfect for fans of APPLE TREE YARD, THE CHILD, I LET YOU GO, and the television drama NATIONAL TREASURE.
If your son was accused of murder, what would you do?
Your son has shown up in the middle of the night, with a scratch on his face, asking for help.
You find out he is wanted by the police for questioning in relation to a murder. The body of a young woman was discovered behind his house.
You've lied for him before, but you know he couldn't have killed someone.
This is the addictive psychological thriller that everyone is talking about. The Sunday Times called it 'chilling', while bestselling authors from Marian Keyes to Clare Mackintosh have all 'loved it'.
Sensational. Intricately plotted and emotionally tense. I loved it - Clare Mackintosh
This novel is the definition of a page-turner. Beautifully-written and cleverly plotted - Sun
Clever, atmospheric and truly scary - I loved it! - Marian Keyes
A scorcher of a novel where all the elements of great storytelling come together - vivid characters, great plotting, and a denouement to freeze the blood. I loved it - Liz Nugent, author of Lying In Wait
Chilling - Sunday Times
Colette is beloved of writers like Paula Hawkins, and with this twisty. clever novel, she's guaranteed to win more fans - Red Magazine
Brilliant, taut psychological thriller - and it could be true. Unputdownable - Julia Crouch
A tense thriller ... beautifully written and perfectly paced - Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
Colette McBeth is the critically acclaimed author of psychological thrillers Precious Thing, The Life I Left Behind and An Act of Silence.
Colette was a BBC TV News television correspondent for ten years, during which time she covered many major crime stories and worked out of Westminster as a political reporter.
She lives on the South Coast with her husband and three children.