The no. 1 ebook from the Sunday Times bestseller
'He's the high priest of plot ... deftly woven, but also beautifully written ... I loved it.' Mel Giedroyc
'One of the finest crime writers of any generation' Daily Mail
Umiko Wada has recently had quite enough excitement in her life. With her husband recently murdered and a mother who seems to want her married again before his body is cold, she just wants to keep her head down.
As a secretary to a private detective, her life is pleasingly uncomplicated, filled with coffee runs, diary management and paperwork.
That is, until her boss takes on a new case. A case which turns out to be dangerous enough to get him killed. A case which means Wada will have to leave Japan for the first time and travel to London.
Following the only lead she has, Wada quickly realises that being a detective isn't as easy as the television makes out. And that there's a reason why secrets stay buried for a long time. Because people want them to stay secret. And they're prepared to do very bad things to keep them that way...
What readers are saying:
***** 'Guaranteed and satisfying escapism'
***** 'Edge-of-the-seat stuff'
***** 'The master of twists and suspense ... sublime'
...the plot unwinds with a deceptively light touch that does not falter ... genuinely entertaining [with an] explosive finale
One of the finest crime writers of any generation, Goddard here exercises all of his elegant, understated style and meticulous eye for detail...Goddard at his impeccable best: do not miss it.
A fascinating and satisfyingly complex mystery with dark tones..Wada is a superb character... very enjoyable.
Top-class action packed storytelling
A deftly plotted page turner from this much loved author'
A woman runs from a murky past; a laid-off estate agent suddenly finds he is marked man. Robert Goddard is back with a juggernaut of a thriller, Panic Room