'Shari expertly traps you, confounds you and leaves you gasping at the end. More, please...' FIONA BARTON
Why would you run scared from a happy home?
You're waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work.
You're making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day.
That's the last thing you remember.
You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town.
The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend isn't so sure. And even you don't know what to believe . . .
Praise for Shari Lapena:
'I thought the read-it-in-one-sitting thing was a cliché. Not any more.' LINWOOD BARCLAY
'Entirely compelling, utterly realistic. You will not see the twists coming.' Daily Mail
'Meticulously crafted and razor sharp.' HARLAN COBEN
'A twisty, utterly riveting tale.' TESS GERRITSEN
'Shari Lapena furnishes a clever array of motives and suspects. The tension is high and remains to the last, stunning page.' The Times
'Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari's novels are domestic noir at its finest' SIMON KERNICK
'Smart, twisty thriller . . . It's taut, intelligent and compelling' Heat
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Waking up in hospital with no recollection of how you got there would be thoroughly terrifying. That’s how this twisty thriller starts, and the tension and confusion never let up. Karen is told she was in a car accident after leaving home in a panic. But is she actually amnesiac? And is there any connection to the murder in the neighbourhood? Who can Karen trust when she’s not even certain she can trust herself? Shari Lapena whips suspicion, subterfuge, a clueless detective and a few curveballs together to make a truly captivating read.
At the start of this well-plotted if workmanlike thriller from bestseller Lapena (The Couple Next Door), the cops can't figure out what upstate New York housewife and bookkeeper Karen Krupp was doing in the sketchiest part of town before running a red light and smashing her Honda Civic headfirst into a utility pole and neither can Karen, who comes to in the hospital with no memory of that night beyond an underlying feeling of dread. But with the discovery of a murdered man just blocks from the scene, bells start to sound for detectives Rasbach and Jennings, setting in motion an investigation that quickly threatens to expose some unsavory secrets beneath the cozy suburban life Karen and her husband of two years, Tom, have constructed for themselves not to mention the downright creepy activities of the couple's intrusive neighbor, Brigid, who's Karen's putative best friend. Though the characters pack all the emotional heft of the glossy shelter magazines Karen collects, plentiful plot twists through the final page make this a diverting page-turner.
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