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Publisher Description

You've always said you'd be lost without her. But you're about to lose everything because of her.

Katie pinned all her hopes on 14 Adelaide Road. A towering red-brick house on a quiet, tree-lined street – the perfect place for her and Ian to start their new life and their new family.

But when she slotted her key into the rusty lock, and pushed open the creaking door, her hopes soon fizzled out. The house was falling down from the inside – no one had stepped into its dusty, deserted rooms in years. And soon, Ian is nowhere to be seen. Vanishing for days on end, missing the births of their twins. 

Luckily, Katie has Paula to help her. Paula keeps the place spotless. Wakes up in the middle of the night to the girls’ cries. Helps Katie feel less lonely. 

But Katie still doesn’t feel safe. Neighbours keep telling her that the house desperately needs a fresh start, and she can’t help feeling that Paula knows more than she is letting on…

When she discovers children’s drawings hidden behind faded wallpaper, she knows that this place she is meant to call home holds dark secrets – and someone is telling her guilty lies. What does Paula want with her daughters? And how much will Katie have to sacrifice to save them?

One of the most twisted, shocking, heart-stopping psychological thrillers you’ll ever read! Fans of K.L. Slater, The Wife Between Us and The Girl on the Train, prepared to be kept up way past your bedtime as you race through this addictive page-turner. 

Readers absolutely love Ruth Heald’s novels: 

'OMG... LITERALLY BLEW MY MIND AWAY!!... Whew... Ruth's writing had me enslaved to my Kindle, tapping away at the pages.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Wow, what a story… Utterly hooked from page one, so glad it was a weekend and I could binge read!' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Wow! What an amazing read! Tons of twists and turns and full of suspense… Can't wait for more from this amazing author!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Wow… I absolutely loved it… Kept me guessing until the end.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

Absolutely incredible… I was hooked, I just really couldn’t put it down.’ Life & Tea, 5 stars

Fiction & Literature
September 10

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