“Graphic, gritty…with an explosive finale.”—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl
Don’t get too close…
After a night of fun back in 1992, Abby is responsible for a car crash that kills her beloved brother. It’s a mistake she can never forgive, one that makes her hate herself enough to push everyone else away. Including Liam, the man she loves most. Even if he’s also the man who knows her darkest deeds.
Twenty years later—in a strange twist of fate—Liam and his family move into the neighborhood where Abby now lives with her own family, releasing a flood of memories that Abby has been trying to keep buried all these years. Abby and Liam, in a complicit agreement, pretend never to have met, yet cannot resist the pull of the past—nor the repercussions of the terrible secrets they’ve both been carrying…
“A tangled web of twists and turns…a gripping, edge-of-your-seat story.”—Kimberly Belle, bestselling author of The Marriage Lie
Nate Morris has no idea that Liam Jefferson, his new next-door neighbor in Bromley, England, shares an intimate history with his wife, Abby and neither Abby nor Liam enlightens him in McKinnon's enjoyable if flawed second novel (after 2016's Time After Time). Twenty years earlier, Abby and Liam were in love and planned to move in together, but when a night of drinking resulted in an accident that injured Abby and killed her younger brother, she ended the relationship. Unexpectedly reunited in Bromley, the two confront their attraction to each other as Abby desperately tries to keep her teenage daughter, Sarah, away from Liam's alluring son, Zac. The possibility that Liam, not Nate, might be Sarah's father raises the stakes. Meanwhile, Liam's wife, Nancy, pursues her own agenda. Ultimately, though, the plot falters, and a deus ex machina resolution and late revelation about the long-ago accident feel contrived. This sophomore effort works better as an exploration of personal relationships than a thriller.