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‘Shimmers with suspense and intrigue from the very first page … If you enjoy novels by Adele Parks, Clare Mackintosh and Lisa Jewell, this book is for you’ Sunday Independent

‘Packed with memorable and superbly drawn characters, this engaging mystery copperfastens Zoe Miller’s mastery of the art of sinuous plotting’ Irish Independent

When actress Evie Lawrence is injured in a shocking hit-and-run accident, she wants nothing more than to retreat to her woodland home in Wicklow to recover. But when she’s forced to admit that she needs help, she reluctantly opens up her solitary life to allow her grand-niece Amber, practically a stranger, to move into Heronbrook to take care of her.

Evie, who has been estranged from her sister’s family for many years, vows to keep Amber at a distance so her secrets – and the truth of what happened at Heronbrook years ago – stay buried.

Amber is initially preoccupied with the recent implosion of both her career and her love life, the details of which she’s keeping to herself, but soon becomes very curious about the rift in her family. And when unsettling incidents begin to make Evie’s secluded home feel less peaceful and more dangerously isolated, Amber starts to suspect that what happened to Evie wasn’t an accident at all – and the person responsible still has Evie in their sights. But can Amber persuade Evie to confront the past and get to the truth before it’s too late?

Reviews

Could not put it down
4-star Netgalley review
From the very first chapter you are sucked into the mystery at the centre of this brilliant story and the hold it takes over you does not relinquish its grip until the very last word
Shaz's Book Blog
Intriguing suspense, well written, atmospheric and often beautifully descriptive. A compelling read
4-star Netgalley review
A truly thrilling read with many twists
5-star Netgalley review
Masterfully written
4-star Netgalley review
This book had me gripped right from the start
4-star Netgalley review
This had me sucked in right away because it started with a bang and didn't let up throughout
4-star Netgalley review
Zoe Miller is proving again and again how to write a masterful thriller
5-star Netgalley review
Spine tingling thriller that leaves you wanting more. From the first page of this book I was hooked
5-star Netgalley review