Critically acclaimed author Tanya Byrne returns with her new novel - a gripping story of betrayal and deceit. For fans of Annabel Pitcher and Sophie Hannah.
Lola Durand hates her stepmother. It's a cliche but it's true.
Lola Durand can't get through to her father. He never wants to talk about the things that matter: why they had to move to Paris, why he had to marry evil Agatha, and how they can get through the heartache of her mother's death together.
If he won't listen, she'll show him. She'll show him the truth about his new wife and then her life can go back to normal, just the way she likes it.
Lola Durand knows a secret about her stepmother. She's going to share it.
Intriguing and compelling - a very accomplished debut - Sophie Hannah, bestselling crime fiction author
It's compelling and clever. We loved - Company
Reminiscent of The Catcher in the Rye, this psychological jigsaw of a novel will appeal to your dark side - Glamour
Byrne is a talented writer with attitude and a fresh, original voice - Daily Mail
Tanya Byrne was born in London and studied in Surrey, where she still lives with her cat who goes by several names, none of which he actually answers to. After eight years working for BBC Radio, she left to write her debut novel, Heart-Shaped Bruise, which was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger, and longlisted for the Branford Boase Award. Tanya was also shortlisted for New Writer of the Year at the National Book Awards. She has travelled all round the country; to speak to crowds at the Edinburgh festival and to classrooms of young people.