Writing as Mina Hardy, New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart delivers a thrilling new psychological suspense for fans of The Woman in the Window and When the Lights Go Out.
She's lost her best friend, her husband--and possibly, her mind.
Five months ago, an accident left Diana Sparrow badly injured and missing a few months of her memory. As if that's not enough, she's started having recurring nightmares about the night of the accident. Dreams that feel so real, she's left questioning: maybe she didn't just slide off the road into a ditch. Maybe, just maybe, she hit something. Or someone.
She can't turn to her former best friend Val, who's been sleeping with Diana's husband Jonathan for months, but she might find some comfort in newcomer Cole Pelham. Yet the closer they become, the more Diana begins to wonder what really happened that night--and how Cole might be connected. Worse, it seems everyone else could be involved, too.
Who was with her that night? What really happened? As her life unravels thread by thread and the dreams become too real to ignore, Diana will have to face the unthinkable--and do the unforgivable.
A traumatic car accident has left 45-year-old Diana Sparrow, the unreliable narrator of much of this twisty psychological thriller from the pseudonymous Hardy (Little Secrets, as Megan Hart), unable to remember much of the last half year of her life, but she knows something's amiss. In particular, she's aware her husband, Jonathan, is lying to her and is having an affair. Chapters narrated by her estranged friend, Valerie, reveal that Jonathan's affair is with Valerie. A third narrator, the handsome and mysterious Cole, who thinks Diana is beautiful, arranges to run into her at a coffee shop and strikes up an acquaintance. Cole knows more about Diana than he lets on. The tension rises as it becomes clear that Jonathan and his mother are scheming to gaslight Diana, to whom more and more odd things occur, such as discovering her car intact after Jonathan told her it was totaled in the accident. Will Diana be able to stay sane? Readers will eagerly turn the pages to find out. Hardy does an expert job keeping the emotional heat high.