Her husband says it's suicide. The police say it's murder.
Liam Buckley was a married man with two teenage children when he moved out of the family home to start a new life with his lover. His wife Jennifer never forgave him, but now she needs him to come back: she's been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and the kids can't cope alone.
One day after Liam moves home, Jennifer is found dead. Liam thinks it's suicide. But the police, led by DS Louise Kennedy, are convinced it's murder.
Liam hires a retired detective to help prove his innocence, but it's no easy task. The children are distraught, and Jennifer's best friend, Sarah, is waging a campaign against Liam, determined to expose him for a liar and a cheat.
As secrets surface from the complex web of Buckley family life, DS Kennedy must decide. Did Jennifer Buckley end her own life, or did Liam take it from her? The answer, when it comes, will shock them all...
Reviews for Adele O'Neill:
'Adele O'Neill explores the complexities of familial love and loss, loyalty and betrayal in a remarkable debut novel' Irish Sunday Independent.
'Incredibly moving, beautifully written, this dramatic tale of dark family secrets is impossible to put down. I loved it' Carmel Harrington.
'A riveting first novel' Belfast Telegraph.
'An easy-to-read yet complex storyline ... I recommend this book to any reader who enjoys family stories with a good strong plot' Helen Line, NetGalley.
'Excellent book ... I would recommend' Stephanie Collins, NetGalley.
'Brilliant debut novel. Great for Martina Cole fans. Will be looking for more in the future from this up-and-coming author' Gill Kenny, NetGalley.
'This book will tear at your heart strings, and you feel every emotion right along with Rose and Tim. A must-read for any fan of suspense, murder, and even romance and heartbreak' Nicole Scarpati, NetGalley.