'This is devastatingly good' Heat
From the bestselling author of The Ice Cream Girls comes a gripping emotional thriller of love and obsession and the nature of coercive control. 'The author plays a blinder' says the Sun.
Verity is telling lies...
And that's why she's about to be arrested for attempted murder.
Serena has been lying for years. . .
And that may have driven her daughter, Verity, to do something unthinkable...
Poppy's lies have come back to haunt her . . .
So will her quest for the truth hurt everyone she loves?
But whose lies are going to end in tragedy?
Praise for Dorothy Koomson:
'If you only do one thing this weekend, read this book. . . utterly brilliant' Sun
'Immediately gripping and relentlessly intense' Heat
'An instantly involving pschological thriller' Telegraph
'Koomson just gets better and better' Woman & Home
Set 30 years after the events of 2010's The Ice Cream Girls, British author Koomson's fascinating sequel charts the consequences of a murder. When Serena Gorringe and Poppy Carlisle were teenagers in Brighton, England, they were accused of killing their abusive teacher, Marcus Hansley. Poppy, from a poor white family, spent 10 years in prison, while Serena, from a wealthy Black family, was not convicted. The two, now both married with children, have tried to keep their pasts secret. Those lies of omission haunt Poppy's brother, Logan, who starts an intense, secret romantic relationship with Verity, Serena's 24-year-old daughter. Verity's learning about the crime from Logan seriously damages her relationship with her mother. Verity vehemently opposes Logan's insistence that he meet Serena to force her to admit she murdered Marcus and clear Poppy's name. Verity's resistance to Logan's plan erupts in violence. Various believable twists put a new spin on the story of abuse while a touch of Rashomon upends the perception of each character. Koomson should broaden her American readership with this insightful psychological thriller. \n