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Publisher Description

One winter's afternoon, voice coach Sonia opens the door of her beautiful riverside home to fifteen-year-old Jez, the nephew of a family friend. He's come to borrow some music. Sonia invites him in and soon decides that she isn't going to let him leave.

As Sonia's desire to keep Jez hidden and protected from the outside world becomes all the more overpowering, she is haunted by memories of an intense teenage relationship, which gradually reveal a terrifying truth. The River House, Sonia's home since childhood, holds secrets within its walls. And outside, on the shores of the Thames, new ones are coming in on the tide ...

From the acclaimed author of The Darkening Hour, A Trick of the Mindand the forthcoming AStranger in my House.

Crime & Thrillers
5 January
Simon & Schuster UK

Customer Reviews

Countessbee ,

The Thames

I liked this book, albeit the story far fetched & a bit wet in the grit department, the beauty is in the writing - which echoes the ebb & flow of the Thames upon which forms the backdrop of the whole story. I also like books that are true to their location & this part of London has also been captured with beauty & warmth. A good read, not groundbreaking but I'm glad I read it of only for the narrative.

Kem3000 ,

Mr. Taylor-brilliant

I couldn't put this book down, it was a real page turner. It took me on a powerful yet scary journey. Welcome to the house of mystery!:)

ChrisseyB ,


I dont often finish a book, but I read this in under 3 days. Not bad for a working Mum, even missed Eastenders to read it!!

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