From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour
Someone knows Astrid's darkest secret. And they're going to have fun with it . . .
Every town has its secrets. Lesley Kara knows them all . . .
From the author of 2019's biggest crime thriller debut, The Rumour, comes an addictive new novel!
It’s been 192 days, seven hours and fifteen minutes since her last drink. Now Astrid is trying to turn her life around.
Having reluctantly moved back in with her mother, in a quiet seaside town away from the temptations and painful memories of her life before, Astrid is focusing on her recovery. She's going to meetings. Confessing her misdeeds. Making amends to those she's wronged.
But someone knows exactly what Astrid is running from. And they won't stop until she learns that some mistakes can't be corrected.
Some mistakes, you have to pay for...
“Instantly immersive, then intriguing, then insanely suspenseful, then ... the truth. Believe me, Lesley Kara knows what she's doing”
“I couldn't put it down! If you loved The Rumour, you’ll love this one too.”
“Full of suspense and insight, this is an engrossing novel.”
“A thrilling, surprisingly emotional read.”
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“An inventive and compelling psychological thriller. Kara skilfully builds tension through a series of twists before delivering a finale certain to leave you reeling.”
“A fast, pacey and gripping read – a brilliant sucker-punch ending.”
“Lesley Kara does an excellent job of making readers’ heads spin as we are forced constantly to change our minds about who is ally and who enemy.”
Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express
“A claustrophobic thriller with some clever twists.”
“I couldn’t put it down . . . I just didn’t see the twist coming.”
“The twisty new novel we’ve been waiting for”
Woman’s Weekly Book of the Week
“Sympathetically tackling the subject of addiction, this immersive thriller is gripping from the get go.”
“Paranoia is the plot engine here, and Kara manages to instil pleasurable apprehension in the reader as the net tightens around her heroine.”
Barry Forshaw, Financial Times