• "Extraordinarily powerful and provocative... will leave you breathless"

    Daily Mirror
  • "An excellent first novel, with a highly original plot"

    The Times
  • "A very special debut thriller, and a clear-eyed depiction of ordinary people under extraordinary stress. This is something quite new"

    ANN CLEEVES, bestselling author of the Vera and Shetland novels
  • "A psychological tour-de-force about the cruelty of hope and, ultimately, the triumph of innocence"

  • "The reader is fully gripped... Bauer's first novel shows an extraordinary power of imagination and, vital in crime fiction, the ability to create fear and empathy in the reader"