'An electrifying plot that keeps you guessing to the last' Fiona Barton
'Yet another gripping, heartbreaking read from a brilliant writer' Jill Mansell
'Thrilling, compelling, clever and hugely entertaining. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough' C L Taylor
Haven’t we all wanted to pretend everything is fine?
Jane doesn’t like confrontation. Given the choice, she'd prefer to focus on what’s going well, the good things in life.
But when her husband, Leon, is brutally attacked in the driveway of their home, in front of their two young children, Jane has to face reality. As he lies in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, and the secrets that have been kept from her, if she’s to find out who hurt her husband – and why.
Maybe it’s time to face up to it all. Who knows what you might find . . .
PRAISE FOR PAULA DALY:
‘The UK’s answer to Liane Moriarty. Amazing.’ Claire McGowan
‘Thoroughly enjoyable – a big-hearted, empathetic novel about ordinary lives and the tremors that can rock them.’ Guardian
‘Kept me guessing right until the end. I devoured it.’ Claire Douglas
‘Deliciously dark and addictive. I defy anyone starts it not to race through the pages until they reach the final, brilliant twist.’ Colette McBeth
‘She writes with a singular voice and a fierce passion that roars off the page.’ Daily Mail
Jane Campbell, the narrator of this superior domestic thriller from British author Daly (The Trophy Child), is accustomed to having her husband, Leon, handle their finances, household decisions, and even any comments that may arise over their biracial marriage (she's white, he's black). The family lives comfortably in Liverpool on Leon's income as a top-selling crime fiction writer. Jane concentrates on their two children, their home, and teaching creative writing a couple of times a week. That her own manuscripts have been rejected several times is her one sore spot. Jane's life changes when Leon is shot in the head with a nail gun in their driveway minutes after a confrontation with their elderly neighbor with whom they've had an ongoing feud. As Leon recovers, Jane begins to learn how much her husband has hidden from her they are deeply in debt, he is way behind in his latest manuscript, and he has made some dangerous enemies. Believable twists and characters who realistically change distinguish this brisk story.