A dark, twisted thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Emlyn Rees.
On the surface, James Sawday's life couldn't be any better. Writing investigative pieces for a glossy men's magazine, he gets to travel the world. And when he gets home, there's Lucy: smart, funny, seems to love him. She could even be the one.
But when James's editor sends him to the seaside town of Grancombe, to cover a murder - the third attack by a serial killer who specialises in chopping off his victims' hands - James finds himself sucked back down into a world he's tried all his adult life to forget.
Ten years before, during a hazy, drug-fuelled summer, James was one of a group of teenagers who stumbled on the mutilated corpse of local artist Jack Dawes. And then the second killing happened - the one that still gives James nightmares.
Now James has got to dig up everything he's worked so hard to bury. And what he's going to find out could cost him his sanity. And even his life.
"A complex, well-thought-out plot...and a chilling twist in the end." - The Times
Anyone who enjoyed Alex Garland's THE BEACH should get a kick...an excellent modern thriller. - Daily Mirror
"This dark, twisted tale of secrets and lies leaves you tearing though the pages desperate to fine out what happens next." - Ipswich Chronicle
EMLYN REES spent his early twenties traveling around Asia and mixing cocktails in London for the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Princess Anne. He published his first crime novel aged twenty-five, his second a year later, and then co-wrote seven comedies with Josie Lloyd, including the Sunday Times bestseller Come Together. He is the editor of British and American paperback crime fiction imprint, Exhibit A, and lives on and around Brighton beach with Joanna Rees, aka Josie Lloyd.