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Publisher Description

There are secrets in every marriage . . . and some are more dangerous than others.

Sarah and Marco Moretti are the perfect couple. Together they have travelled the globe building high-profile careers as archeologists. Now, at a dig in Florence, they are on the brink of the discovery of a lifetime.

However their marriage is not what it seems.

On the very evening that Sarah uncovers the San Gennaro necklace – a long-lost antiquity that will bring them worldwide fame - she witnesses Marco kissing another woman. Blinded by tears, she drives home alone in the dead of night . . .

When Sarah wakes up in hospital, she has no memory of the car accident that brought her there - or the 48 hours preceding it.

Gone is the knowledge of her husband’s infidelity. But gone too is all recollection of finding the precious necklace.

And the loss of those two crucial memories will have devastating repercussions…

'Australia's answer to Gillian Flynn, Landsman's Gone Girl-esque novel will keep you guessing.' Marie Claire

'Sydney author Lexi Landsman follows up her beloved debut, The Ties That Bind, with a whip-smart domestic thriller set in Florence, Italy. Told from the perspectives of both spouses and their two young-adult children, this pacey suspense story kept us glued to the page, eager to unravel the truth about a marriage that looks flawless from the outside.' iBooks

Fiction & Literature
28 August
Penguin Random House Australia
Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Clare RC ,

A great read

This psychological thriller is a great read! Sarah and Marco sound like the perfect couple – but are they? Full of intrigue and a fascinating archaeological backdrop that includes an interesting historical piece of jewellery, this book is impossible to put down.

Manfred J ,


This psychological thriller has all the key ingredients for a gripping read - interesting characters, a fast-paced plot, unexpected twists, beautiful writing - all set against a Tuscan backdrop. I read it in two days and didn’t want it to end! I’d be surprised if this wasn’t made into a feature film!

Mia-anne T ,

A thrilling page-turner

This masterfully crafted book is set in Italy and hooks you in from the start. It is told from the different characters points of view so it keeps you guessing who is telling the truth until the very last page! If you liked Gone Girl and Girl on the Train, you’ll love this book! I could not put it down!

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