The second novel featuring mysterious, anti-hero/hero DI Ray Drake, confirms Mark Hill's place as the best new British crime thriller writer around, with a plot to leave readers gasping for air.
Do you want a thriller where nothing is as it seems?
Twenty years ago, Tatia was adopted into a well-off home where she seemed happy, settled. Then the youngest boy in the family dies in an accident, and she gets the blame.
Did she do it?
Tatia is cast out, away from her remaining adopted siblings Joel and Poppy. Now she yearns for a home to call her own. So when she see families going on holiday, leaving their beautiful homes empty, there seems no harm in living their lives while they are gone. But somehow, people keep ending up dead.
Did she kill them?
As bodies start to appear in supposedly safe neighbourhoods, DI Ray Drake and DS Flick Crowley race to find the thinnest of links between the victims. But Drake's secret past is threatening to destroy everything.
PRAISE FOR MARK HILL
'A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original. I couldn't put it down'
Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl in the Ice
'Grips from the start and never lets up'
'Wreaks havoc with your assumptions. Hill has a hell of a career ahead of him'
Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls and The Darkest Secret
'A cracking debut. I can't wait to see more of Ray Drake'
Mark Billingham, #1 bestselling author of Love Like Blood and In The Dark
'Utterly gripping, packed with unforgettable characters - and SO well-written. The twists had me reeling!'
A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original. I couldn't put it down - Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl in the Ice on Two O'Clock Boy
Utterly gripping, packed with unforgettable characters - and SO well-written. The twists had me reeling! - Louise Voss on Two O'Clock Boy
Wreaks havoc with your assumptions. Hill has a hell of a career ahead of him - Alex Marwood on Two O'Clock Boy
Mark Hill was a specialist for international auctioneers Bonhams and Sotheby's before becoming Director of an online antiques and collectables trading website, running its alliance with Ebay Live Auctions. He is an expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, and co-presents the BBC2 primetime series on antiques and interiors, 'Collectaholics'.