A blistering debut thriller that introduces the coolest heroine in contemporary suspense fiction.
They don't call her Karla anymore. She's Charlotte Alton: she doesn't trade in secrets, she doesn't erase dark pasts, and she doesn't break hit-men into prison.
Except that is exactly what she's been asked to do.
The job is impossible: get the assassin into an experimental new prison so that he can take out a target who isn't officially there.
It's a suicide mission, and quite probably a set-up.
So why can't she say no?
Fast, hard and very, very good
A truly unusual thriller set in the world of espionage, this is a terrific debut... Original and thought-provoking - SUNDAY MIRROR
An effective writer of colourful prose and generates plenty of narrative tension. - BOOK OXYGEN
It's a dark, pacy, compelling and utterly uncompromising tale about people trying to outrun their respective demons. - SHOTS
A gripping story skillfully told... Helen Giltrow writes so well that every word carries weight - LITERARY REVIEW
Helen Giltrow was born and brought up in Cheltenham and read Modern History at Christ Church, Oxford. She has worked extensively in publishing, including ten years as a commissioning editor for Oxford University Press. Helen's writing has been shortlisted for the CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION DEBUT DAGGER AWARD and the TELEGRAPH 'NOVEL IN A YEAR' COMPETITION. She lives in Oxford.