'To the outside world we were this perfectly contented happy family - a mother, a father and three little girls. And the truth Really it was a conspiracy of silence - everyone living a life on the surface while underneath reality bubbles away' - until the day that it blows up John and Elizabeth Dunville believe they have the ideal family. Their three daughters - beautiful, vivacious Baby, clever, industrious Becky, and lively, if mischievous, Brona - attend Dublin's most prestigious convent school, and all have bright futures. But denial and deception go hand in hand, and one night, one of the girls slips out into the December fog, and doesn't come home.
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Mary Stanley was born in London and educated in Dublin. Graduating from Trinity College she has studied and worked in Italy, England, Malta, Ireland and Germany. She is the author of Retreat, Missing, Revenge, Searching for Home and The Umbrella Tree. The Hijacking of Cassie Peters is her seventh novel. She now lives in Dublin. For further information see www.marystanley.com