A dark and gripping mystery of celebrity obsession and the lies families tell each other.
A sudden death exposes three generations of family secrets in this gripping, atmospheric psychological thriller for fans of Clare Mackintosh, Belinda Bauer and B A Paris.
Janice Keaton is living a quiet, easy life when a longed-for reunion with the daughter she gave up for adoption several decades earlier drags her into a lethal confrontation with her past.
Did her brother, Dan, die a natural death? Is Joe, her former lover, really an acid casualty, or was there another reason for his abrupt withdrawal from public life? And what is her granddaughter, Molly, hiding?
As she struggles to come to terms with a series of shocks, Janice realises that her recollections of the past hold a sinister secret - one with deadly consequences.
And then Molly disappears...
Thoughtful, scary and true, this is reminiscent of Barbara Vine at her best - The Mail on Sunday
Wilson has established a reputation for stylish psychological crime - Guardian
One of the country's most acute psychological crime novelists - Independent
Laura Wilson's DI Stratton series is one of the bright spots of British crime fiction - Spectator
Laura Wilson is a class act who just gets better and better - Observer
Laura Wilson's acclaimed and award-winning crime novels have won her many fans. Her novel Stratton's War won the Ellis Peters Award, while The Lover and A Thousand Lies were both shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Laura is the Guardian's crime reviewer. She lives in Islington, London.