'Hilary Norman's novels are some of the genre's scariest' Scotsman
A reporter, a young mother and a shadowy band of former schoolmates play out a drama to an end none of them anticipated.
Still reeling from the miscarriage that ended her marriage, columnist Kate Turner, is lashing out at anyone in her wake. Equally miserable is Laurie Moon, who defied her parents by carrying her precious son Sam to term only to place him at Rudolf Mann House because he has Down's syndrome.
One winter afternoon Kate is escaping the city to lick her wounds. While just miles away, Laurie counts the hours till she sees Sam. Neither knows that a game has been created for them. A killing game.
Hilary Norman was born and educated in London. After working as an actress she had careers in the fashion and broadcasting industries. She travelled extensively throughout Europe and lived for a time in the United States before writing her first international bestseller, In Love and Friendship, which has been translated into 17 languages. Her subsequent novels have been equally successful. She lives in North London, where she has spent most of her life, with her husband and their beloved RSPCA rescue dog.