From the bestselling author of Still Mine and Still Water—PI Clare O’Dey is on the hunt for two missing persons. Little does she know she’s the one being hunted.
Malcolm is gone. Disappeared. And no one knows where or why.
His colleague and fellow private investigator, Clare, is certain she can find him, as she holds the key to his past. She arrives in the oceanside city where he last lived and starts digging around. Not only is Malcolm gone without a trace, so is his wife, Zoe. Everyone who knew the perfect couple sees Malcolm as the prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance. Everyone except Clare. She’s certain there’s more at play that has nothing to do with Malcolm, a dark connection to Zoe’s family business and the murder of her father years ago.
As Clare pulls back the layers, she discovers secrets the entire community is trying desperately to leave in the past. As for Malcolm, his past is far more complex—and far more sinister—than Clare could ever have imagined. He may not be innocent at all. As she searches for the man who helped her build her career as a private eye, Clare discovers that many women are in grave danger. And she is among them.
In Stuart's gripping third Still psychological thriller (after 2018's Still Water), mysterious PI Malcolm Boon, who recently rescued PI Clare O'Dey from her abusive husband, Jason, goes on the run after his true identity is exposed. The private detective is in fact Malcolm Hayes, the prime suspect in the possible murder of his wealthy wife, Zoe Westman, who disappeared more than a year earlier from their home in Lune Bay, a seaside community in either the U.S. or the author's native Canada. In constant fear that Jason will find her, Clare goes to Lune Bay, where her search for Malcolm leads her to the unsolved case of several missing young women. Charlotte, Zoe's emotionally damaged sister, and Kavita Spence, a witness to the murder of Zoe's real estate tycoon father five years earlier, become Clare's allies as Clare gets closer to uncovering some dark secrets of the Westman family. Readers will cheer Clare all the way to the satisfactory resolution. Those new to the series will want to go back and read the first two books.