From the author of bestselling phenomenon Daughter comes a thrilling exploration of a marriage consumed by ambition and revenge . . .
The perfect couple
Meeting Albie gave Beth a fresh start - a chance to leave her past behind. Now she has her new husband; an ambitious, talented young neurosurgeon.
The perfect marriage
Their marriage gives Beth the safe haven she's always wanted - with just one catch. Albie has no idea of the secrets she's keeping. He doesn't know that years ago, Beth had an affair with Ted, the boss helping Albie's star ascend. Nor that the affair's devastating ending will have consequences for their own future.
The perfect storm
So when Ted's generous patronage begins to sour, Beth senses everything she's built could crumble. And she sees an opportunity. To satisfy Albie's ambitions, and her own obsessive desire for revenge . . .
She'll keep her marriage and her secret safe.
But how far will the fall take them?
'Instantly intriguing, chilling' Daily Mail
'A modern Macbeth, with a compelling sense of place, good twists, and a tense, intense ending' Sarah Vaughan, bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal
'Breathtaking' Woman & Home
The haunting new novel from the author of 2014's stunning Richard and Judy Book Club bestseller Daughter
The press conference, one year ago
Our home is a crime scene now.
I am in yesterday's clothes. The clothes in which I kissed Sam goodbye. Then he'd belonged only to us. Now his image will be shared with the world.
We should be grateful.
'Our son . . . Sam . . .' My eyes fill with tears, the writing on the paper blurs. 'Someone took him. Please help us . . .'
I back away from the microphone, the paper falls from my hands.
The Jordan family thought they would return from their gap year abroad enriched, better people, a closer family.
Not minus one child.
A year on, Emma remains haunted by the image of that empty cot, thousands of miles away, the chasm between her and the rest of the family growing with each day that Sam remains missing. Is her son still out there? Will the mystery about what happened that night ever be unravelled?
Praise for Daughter
'Utterly gripping. A tautly coiled spring of suspicion and suspense which builds to a devastating ending' Mail On Sunday
'Complex and baffling. Jane Shemilt builds layer upon layer of tension in a novel you won't be able to put down' Tess Gerritsen
'Ostensibly a suspense novel about the disappearance of a teenage girl, this taut and thought-provoking debut novel explores a working mother's guilt, something all-too familiar to many of us' Woman & Home
There's a stranger in your daughter's room.
It's your daughter.
** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RUNAWAY RICHARD & JUDY PHENOMENON **
One Year Gone . . .
Naomi is missing.
Jenny is a mother on the brink of obsession.
The Malcolm family is in pieces.
Is finding her the only way to put them back together?
Or will the truth about Naomi finally tear them apart?
'We absolutely loved this' Richard & Judy Book Club
'Thrilling' Sunday Express
'Taut and thought-provoking' Woman & Home
'You won't be able to put it down' Tess Gerritsen
'Gripping to the last page!' My Weekly
'Utterly gripping' Mail On Sunday
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Author and doctor Jane Shemilt has won praise for her debut novel Daughter.
While working as a GP, Jane Shemilt completed a postgraduate diploma in Creative Writing at Bristol University and went on to study for the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa, gaining both with distinction. Her first novel, Daughter, was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, shortlisted for the Edgar Award and the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 2014.
She and her husband, a professor of neurosurgery, have five children and live in Bristol.