A gripping and suspenseful novel about secrets, betrayal and the power of the past.
Clive and Martha have been together since they met at university; they have a young daughter, Eliza. Their marriage appears serene and content but when Eliza's adored new piano teacher turns out to be a woman from Clive and Martha's past, the enigmatic Eliot Fox, Clive becomes desperate to keep Eliot - and what she knows - away from his family.
She has the ability, like Anita Shreve or Maggie O'Farrell, to scrutinise and describe complex family dynamics with forensic precision . . . a compelling, disconcerting book which lingers long after in the memory - Spectator
A beautifully composed story about seemingly casual cruelties which turn out to have unforgettable consequences - Image Magazine
An evocative and unsettling read, elegantly written - Stylist
The dynamics of the small family [are] mined for every gem. The portrayal of Eliza is quite brilliant . . . This is a warm and fascinating portrayal of a modern family at a moment of crisis - Daily Express