FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SNAP
'Belinda Bauer is one of the best British crime writers out there right now' Simon Kernick
Every killer has to start somewhere . . .
On the beaches and cliffs of North Devon, young women have become victims in a terrifying game where only one player knows the rules. And when those rules change, the new game is Murder.
But a madman on the loose feels very far from the crumbling, seaside home of ten-year-old Ruby Trick. Instead she lives in constant fear of school bullies, the dark forest, and the threat of her parents' divorce.
Helping her father to catch the killer seems like the only way to keep him close.
As long as the killer doesn't catch her first.
'Bauer's great gift is her ability to surprise the reader . . . She makes you think a bit differently about the world' Daily Telegraph
Readers are gripped by The Facts of Life and Death:
'If it was possible to give ten stars I would. I absolutely loved this book' *****
'One of my favourite crime novels of all time' *****
'Absorbing from start to finish, a cracking read!' *****
Bauer at her best . . . the true heir to the great Ruth Rendell
A new Belinda Bauer always goes straight to the top of my to-be-read pile. She's the most interesting crime writer in England today
Belinda Bauer's thrillers are always compelling, always original, always brilliant. I will rush to read anything she writes
Belinda Bauer is one of the best British crime writers out there right now
She writes so beautifully, plots so cleverly and exhibits a razor-sharp understanding of people and places