'Glittering and sharp, an ice pick of a novel. An astounding talent'
AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
A haunting, nerve-jangling psychological thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Richard Montanari set in a small town hiding a very dark secret.
When New York psychologist Will Hardy's wife is killed, he and his teenage daughter Bernadette move into Godwin Hall, a dusty, shut-up mansion in the small town of Abbeville, Ohio.
Meanwhile, Abbeville Chief of Police Ivy Holgrave is investigating the death of a local girl, convinced this may only be the latest in a long line of murders dating back decades - including her own long-missing sister.
But what place does Will's new home have in the story of the missing girls? And what links the killings to the diary of a young woman written over a century earlier?
Praise for Richard Montanari
'A relentlessly suspenseful, soul-chilling thriller that hooks you instantly'
'You turn the pages as if your very life depends on it'
'The author's elegiac tone takes the curse off this blood-drenched thriller . . . Gripping'
New York Times (the 10 best crime novels of 2016)
'A master storyteller'
'Taut, propulsive and darkly gripping, Montanari is a master of suspense'
'A specialist in serial killer tales . . . a wonderfully evocative writer'
Amazon readers love Richard Montanari
***** 'One of the best detective stories I have ever read'
***** 'If you haven't read these books yet.... START READING THEM!'
***** 'Great plot and incredible pace. A real page turner'
***** 'I couldn't put it down - utterly absorbing and compelling!!'
***** 'The last 20 pages had me biting my nails and sitting on the edge of my chair!'
***** 'Absolutely brilliant - almost impossible to put down'
***** 'Every once and while I read a classic which I'll NEVER forget.This is a book I'll never forget'
***** 'This is a chillingly good read with a fast-paced storyline full of twists and turns'
***** 'From start to finish, you never want to stop! You have to know what happened!'
***** 'An outstanding tale with as many twists as a game of snakes and ladders'
***** 'One of the best crime/thriller writers'
***** 'Richard Montanari never lets you down. The ending is always a surprise'
***** 'So easy to pick up, so hard to put down'