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The new must-read standalone crime thriller from the author of Sunday Times bestseller, THE WIDOW, and the Richard & Judy No. 1 bestseller, THE CHILD - featuring unforgettable journalist, Kate Waters.

The new must-read thriller from the author of Sunday Times bestseller, THE WIDOW, and the Richard & Judy No. 1 bestseller, THE CHILD.

'Fiona Barton is perceptive, empathetic and a talented writer' Daily Express

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‘The police belonged to another world – the world they saw on the television or in the papers. Not theirs.’

When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing on their gap year in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry.

Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth – and this time is no exception. But she can’t help but think of her own son, who she hasn’t seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling. This time it’s personal.

And as the case of the missing girls unfolds, they will all find that even this far away, danger can lie closer to home than you might think . . .

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Praise for Fiona Barton:

'Clever and compelling' Clare Mackintosh, author of LET ME LIE

'An engrossing, irresistible story' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

'A gripping book you won't be able to put down' Sun

'Engrossing. Suspenseful' Stephen King

'A skilful, tautly written thriller' Red

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781787630239

    January 22, 2019

    Bantam Press

    384 pages

    RRP $37.00

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
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  • Hardback

    9781787630222

    January 24, 2019

    Bantam Press

    384 pages

    RRP $40.00

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

  • EBook

    9781473526945

    January 24, 2019

    Transworld Digital

    384 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ

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