I was there when it happened. I watched her disappear.
An emotional psychological drama from the author of the critically acclaimed novel What She Never Told Me.
Lillian had phoned telling her to get Skype up and running. 'I have so much to tell you'. Lillian was wearing a white bathrobe and she was in for the evening. Then, suddenly, the knock on the door. 'Sorry Orla, I'd better see who it is' she said, getting up from the sofa. Orla waited. But the seconds became minutes. She didn't know how long she waited before she realised that something terrible had happened.
For more than a decade, Lillian's mysterious disappearance has remained unsolved, and Orla has found it impossible to move on. Then she receives an unexpected visit from Ned Moynihan, the Dublin detective who led the original investigation into Lillian's vanishing. Moynihan has been receiving anonymous notes accusing him of having failed to investigate the case properly. He assumes the notes are coming from Orla. Yet Orla knows nothing of these letters - is somebody trying to tell them the truth about what really happened to Lillian that night?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
From its brilliant, original opening, this clever thriller gripped us tightly and never let go. In London, journalist Orla Breslin is on a Skype call with her best friend Lillian, who lives in rural Ireland. After Lillian gets up to answer her front door, a scene of horror flashes across Orla’s screen—and her friend vanishes without trace. Kate McQuaile delivers a compelling mix of domestic noir and “whodunit” with a smattering of romance. As multiple secrets and dark family histories are slowly revealed, it becomes impossible to know who, if anyone, Orla can really trust.