’A brilliant read’ B A Paris
Two sisters go missing.
Only one returns.
Getting people to believe you is easy.
If you tell them what they want to hear.
When my sister and I disappeared three years ago,
they found Emma’s car at the beach. Some people believed she had gone there to find a party or meet a friend who
never showed. They believed that she’d gone for a swim.
They believed that she’d drowned. Maybe by accident. Maybe a suicide.
Everyone believed Emma was dead.
As for me, well – now I’m back to tell our story.
You’ll have to see if you believe it.
Praise for Wendy Walker:
‘Deeply intriguing and provocative’ - Karin Slaughter
‘Original, compelling and very, very clever’ - B A Paris
‘Unpredictable’ - Mail on Sunday
‘Disturbing’ - Woman
‘Our favourite thriller of the year so far’ - Closer
‘An exhilarating poolside read’ - InStyle
‘Captivating and bold’ - Mary Kubica
About the author
Wendy Walker has worked as an attorney specialising in family law. She lives in Connecticut.
At the start of this searing psychological thriller from Walker (All Is Not Forgotten), Cass Tanner returns home alone three years after she vanished at age 15 from a beach on Long Island Sound, along with her then 17-year-old sister, Emma. Cass tells a detailed story about being held captive on an island in Maine, but she's oddly short on specifics that would help locate the site. FBI forensic psychologist Abigail Winter, one of the original investigators, gets back on the case. Abby believes that the girls' disappearance is related to emotional turmoil within the family. Cass and Emma fought bitterly, egged on by their divorced mother, Judy Martin, who thrived as a minor celebrity after her daughters went missing. Cass believes that the only one who really "sees" the family's problems is Abby, whose own mother was much like Judy. Walker's portrayal of the ways in which a narcissistic, self-involved mother can affect her children deepens the plot as it builds to a shocking finale. 125,000-copy first printing. Author tour.
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A gripping emotional read. Stands head and shoulders above others in this genre.