This is not a story about a girl who disappeared. This is the story about a girl who came back...'An electrifyingly scary thriller' Daily Mail
Black flowers for the missing ones mean they're never coming back...
As if from nowhere, she appears one day on a seaside promenade, with a black flower and a horrifying story about where she's been. But telling that story will start a chain reaction of dangerous lies and deadly illusions that will claim many more victims in the years to come.
When Neil Dawson's father commits suicide, he is obviously devastated. But through his grief, Neil knows something isn't right. Among his father's possessions, he finds a copy of an old novel, The Black Flower. Opening it will take Neil into an investigation full of danger, pain and subterfuge.
Hannah Price is also mourning her father, having followed his footsteps into the police force. When she gets assigned to Neil's father's case, it will lead her on a journey into her own past and to the heart of a shattering secret.
Steve Mosby has become one of a handful of writers who make me excited about crime fiction - Val McDermid
Tense and gripping, this is a fascinating exploration of the often uncomfortable - and in this case lethal - shape-shifting relationship between fiction and reality - GUARDIAN
Mosby's narrative ingenuity quickly establishes itself and this exacting, often terrifying, tale...soon exerts an irresistible grip - METRO
Steve Mosby is one of the most consistently and innovatively creepy writers working right now
An electrifyingly scary thriller - Daily Mail