In a place where lies ring true and truth sounds like lies - whose seductive tale can you believe From the bestselling author of The Birth of Venus, Sarah Dunant's first thriller is as fresh as if it had been written today.
Is Elly's love affair with a New York cocaine dealer too deep and dark to be broken - even by an old friend When Marla responds to Elly's call from America she finds herself ensnared in the twilight world of drug smuggling. Though she thinks she can see through the lies, Marla too begins to get sucked in, equally fascinated and repelled by Lenny, master of the cocaine circuit. In the end, who is she most frightened of - the drug or her 'golden boy' Lenny Obsession, betrayal and revenge twist into an ever-tightening knot in this tense psychological tale.
Ekes out the tension ... increasingly thrilling as the pages fly by. - Sunday Times
Truly breathtaking. - New York Times
Sarah Dunant's thriller is atmospheric and her prose is sharp - Daily Telegraph
Reminded me of Patricia Highsmith at her best - Paul Theroux
Sarah Dunant is the author of six crime novels for which she won two Silver Daggers. Cultural commentator - for many years she presented The Late Show - she was editor of War of the Words (Virago 1994). Her two previous novels, Transgressions and Mapping the Edge, were the subject of major acclaim.