The basis for DEEP WATER, now a major ITV TV series, starring Anna Friel.
'One of the most hypnotically gripping books I've read in a long, long time.' TESS GERRITSEN
Your friend's child is missing. It's your fault.
No family is perfect.
A husband, three children and a full-time job, so many plates to keep spinning.
No wonder you forgot you were supposed to be looking after your friend's daughter.
But no one has seen her since yesterday.
And she's not the first to go missing from your small town.
So who's hiding something?
'She writes with a singular voice and a passion that roars off the page . . . With a sharp, double-twist ending it announces Daly as a potential star' Daily Mail
'Fiendishly addictive' Guardian
'Riveting! Daly plunges straight into the heart of every parent's worst nightmare with page-turning results' Lisa Gardner
'The sort of book that causes you to lose half a day without even noticing' Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner
A distinctive voice, masterful plotting, and pitch-perfect characterizations mark British author Daly s superb debut. Set in the Lake District, where history coexists with economic hardship, the story revolves around two mothers of teenage girls. Perpetually stretched by obligations to family and work, Lisa Kallisto knows she s partly to blame when Lucinda, the daughter of her friend Kate Riverty, is abducted. Had Lisa properly followed up on the girl s sleep-over plans with her own daughter, Lucinda s absence would have been discovered a day earlier. As Det. Constable Joanne Aspinall compares the disappearance to a series of similar unsolved crimes, Lisa battles her self-doubt and tries to save the enviably perfect Kate from crumbling. Daly s detailed, richly imagined world and surprising plot twists bring fresh life to the familiar theme of child abduction. In the end, the novel is not just an intriguing puzzle but also a nuanced exploration of friendship, motherhood, fallibility, and the mystery of human relationships.
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A must read!
I cannot wait for Paula's next book. This book has a tough subject but manages it so well and has more twists and turns than a roller coaster! It's a real page turner. Some nights I was so tired but stayed awake as I could not put this book down!