There was a time when Jackie Reed knew her sons better than anyone. She used to be able to tell what they were thinking, feeling, if they were lying…
But it's as though every day, every minute even, she knows them a little less. Her boys aren’t boys anymore, they’re becoming men - men she’s not sure she recognises, men she’s not sure she can trust.
So when one of her son’s classmates is killed in suspicious circumstances, people start asking questions.
Was it really a hit and run? A car-jacking gone wrong? Or something much more sinister?
Now Jackie must separate the truth from the lies.
How did that boy end up on the road?
And where was her son that night?
Praise for A L Gaylin
‘Right now, A L Gaylin is at the very top of her game, crafting exhilarating and audacious crime novels that are both rich in character and rivetingly told. Her books are, quite simply, not to be missed. ’ Megan Abbott
‘This is mind-blowing suspense from an exceptional writer.’ Alex Marwood
‘You'll stay up late to read this one. A L Gaylin is a storyteller guaranteed to keep you up all night.’ Laura Lippman
And last but not least: ‘AL Gaylin is a great storyteller.’ Mark Billingham
'A multi-layered tale that will keep you guessing, and guessing again…slick, smart and surprising, with sinuous twists and turns. Go grab a copy – now!' 'Crime Fiction Lover'
‘chock full of suspense’ Damp Pebbles blog
‘does not disappoint’ Shots Mag
Irish Times top twenty crime novel of 2017
People don't need to know you're a murderer.
They just have to think you could be...
June 1980: 17-year-old Kelly Lund is jailed for killing Hollywood film director, John McFadden
Thirty years later, Kelly is a free woman. Yet speculation still swirls over what really happened that night.
And when her father-in law, and close friend of McFadden is found dead - shot through the head at point-blank range - there can only be one suspect.
But this time Kelly has some high-profile friends who believe she's innocent of both crimes.
But is she?
'You'll stay up late to read this' Laura Lippmann
'Full of crackling energy and heartache' Megan Abbott
'An exceptional book by an exceptional writer' Alex Marwood
Alison Gaylin's first job was as a reporter for a celebrity tabloid, which sparked a lifelong interest in writing about people committing despicable acts. More than a decade later, she wrote and published her Edgar-nominated first novel, HIDE YOUR EYES.
She's since published nine more books, including the USA Today and international bestselling Brenna Spector suspense series, which has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony and Thriller awards and won the Shamus award.
She lives in upstate New York with her husband, daughter, cat and dog.