Eleanor Blackwood discovers a woman’s body in the same spot in the woods where her mother was strangled eighteen years before. But when the police get there, the body has disappeared.
Is Eleanor’s disturbed mind playing tricks on her again, or has her mother’s killer resurfaced? And what does the number on the dead woman’s forehead signify?
‘Up there with GONE GIRL.’
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Meghan Smith has always been a protective mother. Her baby son, Harry, has a life-threatening condition and is never far from her sight. But on the evening of her wedding anniversary, as she and her husband celebrate in the garden with friends, Harry disappears from his cot without a trace.
In an instant, the perfect life she always longed for is in tatters, her family exposed to interrogation and accusation in the glare of media attention. But none of it gets Meghan answers—or brings back her son.
As her life unravels and suspicion takes hold of her sanity, Meghan begins to question everything she once took for granted. Can she trust her husband? Can she trust her friends? Can she even trust herself?
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When her glamorous cousin Emily drowns, Caitlin flies to the South of France for her funeral, full of bitter-sweet nostalgia for the summer they spent there as wild teenagers. Her aunt Tamsin, once a film star, now suffering from dementia, invites Caitlin to stay at her chateau high above the beach at Cap d’Antibes.
Suddenly the gorgeous, charming Robin is back in touch, son of a Hollywood film producer. Tamsin warns her to stay away from him, but Caitlin can’t resist her teenage crush.
But something doesn’t feel right. What was Robin’s relationship with her beautiful cousin? And what is her aunt trying so desperately to conceal? The chateau on the Cap may be beautiful, but it hides dark secrets.
Was Emily’s death an accident? Or could it have been murder?
Are some lives not worth saving?
When you come from a broken home, when you are the victim of a powerful abuser, when there is no one left to trust, who can you turn to for help?
Keely is a young woman with too many secrets. But her days are running out. Perhaps some lives are not worth saving …
In the summer of 1978, Lawrence takes Juliet to visit his father in the beautiful and unspoilt Isle of Man.
Gil has built himself a haven on the island where the past can be relived rather than forgotten. Relived as it should have been, not as it was. Under the spell of the island, Lawrence hopes to rebuild the magic with Juliet.
But everything changes when the child Miranda goes missing …
A novel of magical realism with mystery elements.
‘Compelling and … beautifully written,’ says novelist Cathie Hartigan