Every town has its secrets. Lesley Kara knows them all . . .
From the author of 2019's biggest crime thriller debut, The Rumour, comes an addictive new novel . . .
It’s been 192 days, seven hours and fifteen minutes since her last drink. Now Astrid is trying to turn her life around.
Having reluctantly moved back in with her mother, in a quiet seaside town away from the temptations and painful memories of her life before, Astrid is focusing on her recovery. She's going to meetings. Confessing her misdeeds. Making amends to those she's wronged.
But someone knows exactly what Astrid is running from. And they won't stop until she learns that some mistakes can't be corrected.
Some mistakes, you have to pay for . . .
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Lesley Kara’s The Rumour was one of the most gripping debuts of 2018, and she piles on the suspense in her unputdownable second novel. Astrid, a thirty-something alcoholic, retreats from London to a small coastal town to undergo rehab. She’s likeable and relatable but her condition makes her an increasingly unreliable narrator, which helps Kara weave a deliciously unpredictable tale of secrets and revenge—slowly revealing the demons festering in Astrid’s past. Full of sharp, unexpected turns, this thriller is an authentic and sensitive story of how the effects of one person’s addiction can ripple through multiple lives.