If you suspected your best friend, the person you were closest to in the whole world, was a murderer, what would you do? Would you confront her? Would you help keep her secret? Or would you begin to feel afraid? Most importantly, why don't you feel safe now that she's dead? From the author of The French Girl comes a novel full of secrets, suspense, and deadly twists.
Georgie, Lissa, and Bronwyn have been inseparable since dominating their college swim team; swimming has always been an escape from their own problems, but now their shared passion has turned deadly. How can it be true that Lissa, the strongest swimmer they know, drowned? Granted, there is something strange about Kanu Cove, where Lissa was last seen, swimming off the coast of the fabulous island resort she owned with her husband.
Lissa’s closest friends gather at the resort to honor her life, but Georgie and Bron can’t seem to stop looking over their shoulders. Danger lurks beneath the surface of the crystal-clear water, and even their luxurious private villas can’t help them feel safe. As the weather turns ominous, trapping the funeral guests together on the island, nobody knows who they can trust. Lissa’s death was only the beginning....
This wicked crime thriller from Elliott (The Missing Years) unfolds from the first-person perspectives of Georgie and Bronwyn, old college friends who have reunited on a Southeast Asia resort island that was owned by another college friend, Lissa, and Lissa's husband, Jem. Georgie and Bronwyn are attending a memorial service for Lissa, who apparently drowned three months earlier during a swim in an island cove rumored to be the home of a sea serpent, though Lissa's body was never found. After the service on the cove's beach, odd things start to happen. On the mirror in Bronwyn's hotel bathroom mirror, someone scrawls in lipstick "ITS YOUR FAULT BITCH," and Georgie survives a potentially deadly encounter with the legendary monster. Financial fraud; questions about the death of Lissa's first husband, Graeme, from an allergic reaction after he was unable to find his EpiPen; and a murder stir the pot further before the twisty plot reaches a satisfying resolution. Elliott makes her characters feel like real people. Fans of Lucy Foley's The Guest List will be compulsively turning pages. Agent: Marcy Posner, Folio Literary.