'A genuine page-turner and ideal holiday read. It leaves you unsettled and enthralled in equal measure' DAILY EXPRESS
Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it's Meghan Shaughnessy's.
These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common - a dangerous secret that could destroy everything they hold dear.
Both will risk everything to hide the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in a shocking act that cannot be undone.
The compelling standalone psychological thriller that will break your heart into tiny pieces, from world-renowned author MICHAEL ROBOTHAM.
'Two terrific female characters, both with secrets. Add Michael Robotham's clean prose and whipcrack pacing. The result? A book you won't be able to put down, although you may occasionally want to hide your eyes' STEPHEN KING
Praise for Michael Robotham's pulse-pounding writing:
'Will have you turning the pages compulsively' The Times
'Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them' Linwood Barclay
'Superbly exciting . . . a terrific read' Guardian
'A nerve-shredding thriller with the heart and soul so often missing from lesser crime and suspense novels. I couldn't stop reading, yet I didn't want Audie's story to end. Robotham is an absolute master' Stephen King on Life or Death
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Constantly switching perspective between two very different female characters (both expectant mothers), Michael Robotham ratchets up the tension while keeping you firmly in the hot seat of both characters’ minds. The slow burn of this novel’s early chapters pays off as the action becomes more intense and propulsive and the titular secrets come into play. "Psychological thriller" barely covers it—Robotham presents a devastating dissection of the stories we tell ourselves and others and how dramatically these fictions can break down.
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Had me hooked
Not what you expect
What a refreshing change. I was expecting another murder mystery solved by a tired and less-than-perfect detective. This book is about anything but that. It's about selfish people who have children and turn them into mental cripples. I wanted to murder Agatha's mother!
Tragic but enthralling
Thank you for writing such a captivating and compelling story; I loved it. I could feel thei emotions in every paragraph. The ending was not a surprise although not quite what I expected.