An edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller for fans of Tana French and Ruth Cass.
'SINISTER AND WONDERFULLY ATMOSPHERIC' B A PARIS
'TO BE READ IN A SINGLE SITTING, WITH THE LIGHTS ON' JOHN CONNOLLY
Beth Sheehan thought planning a future with her boyfriend Jason would be the answer to her problems. Now in her twenties, her wild ways have left her increasingly lonely, and Jason signals the promise of stability she's never had.
When an opportunity arises that will help them secure their dream home, he convinces Beth to grab it. It will only be a few months before he can join her to house-sit, rent-free, in a remote new build out of town.
But something desperate lurks at the heart of the estate. Strange things are happening and, as Beth's drinking worsens, new friends turn out to be prospective enemies. In a place where secrets abound, the most chilling one of all is about to be revealed . . .
A taut psychological crime thriller by a bright new talent, in which a change for the better turns into a nightmare of uncertainty.
'EERIE AND COMPULSIVE - ONCE I STARTED READING IT I COULDN'T STOP.' ANDREA CARTER
A tense, atmospheric tale of fear and isolation - to be read in a single sitting, with the lights on. - JOHN CONNOLLY
Eerie and compulsive - once I started reading it I couldn't stop. A chilling depiction of the collapse of the Celtic Tiger and the damage inflicted by family secrets. - ANDREA CARTER
Liza Costello's writing has been short-listed for the Sean O 'Faolain Short Story Competition, the Francis McManus Award and the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award. She won the Dromineer Literary Festival Poetry Award (2011) and her writing has also been broadcast on RTE Radio 1 (The Francis McManus programme, Sunday Miscellany and A Living Word), as well as published in outlets such as The Irish Independent (New Irish Writing), The Stinging Fly, Southword, Crannog, The Manchester Review, The Interpreter's Hat, Kindle Singles and Mslexia. An earlier version of her debut novel, The Estate, was originally launched as an audiobook for Audible; narrated by Denise Gough, it was chosen as an Audible crime and thriller pick of the month and was also selected as an editor's pick there. Liza lives in County Westmeath with her husband John and children Martha and Brendan.