WHO IS CLAIRE'S FATHER?
A privileged man, surrounded by devoted friends and a family he adores?
Or the deranged killer who attacked Claire's mother and then vanished in thin air?
For thirty years Claire has been obsessed with uncovering the mystery at the heart of her life, and she knows her father's friends - wealthy, powerful, ruthless - hold the key to the truth.
They know where Claire's father is. And it's time their perfect lives met her fury.
'A thrilling page-turner' Paula Hawkins
'Shocking' New York Times
'What a book!' Clare Mackintosh
'Satisfyingly ominous' Observer
'It left me heartbroken' Fiona Barton
'Psychological suspense has a new reigning queen' New York Journal of Books
London doctor Claire Alden, the 34-year-old narrator of this engrossing psychological thriller from Edgar-winner Berry (Under the Harrow), remains obsessed with finding answers decades after the horrific night when her nanny was slaughtered in her family's Belgravia townhouse and her mother, Faye, was left near death. The crime's prime suspect, Claire's titled father, Colin Spenser, vanished without a trace. Claire, who leads an almost hermitlike existence, can't stop her sleuthing. She tails some of her father's posh friends in a desperate hunt for clues to his whereabouts as well as why they hated her working-class mother so much that they would shield a murderer. Claire combs through her own memories and Faye's extensive diary entries and other research to vividly imagine her parents' relationship, then subsequently manages to befriend, unrecognized, the daughter of one of Colin's closest chums in the hope of discovering further leads. The action builds to a shocking but satisfying conclusion. Berry tells this shattering story with surprising grace.