Length: 400 Pages
<h2> Get ready for the biggest crime debut of 2019 . . . </h2>
'An atmospheric thriller that takes the idea of six friends with a dark place in their past and gives it a series of fresh, chilling twists. A novel that literally makes you hold your breath then gasp out loud' Val McDermid
'What a marvel! A corkscrew-twisty, knife-sharp thriller - yet it doubles as a tender ode to loss and longing. Prepare to be haunted' A J Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
Six friends. One killer. Who do you trust?
30 years ago you believed you were telling the truth about a missing friend.
But now the body's been found - and it's murder.
Maybe it's time to stop believing your own lies . . .
Because everyone remembers that night differently.
And only one person knows the truth.
'An engaging tale of lust, rivalry and murder' The Sunday Times
'A dark, deep, terrific thriller and a scorching portrait of friendship and its betrayal' Nicci French
'A stunning debut. Brilliantly formed characters and a twisty, clever plot had me turning pages well past my bed time' Heidi Perks, bestselling author of Now You See Her
Length: 400 Pages
An engaging tale of lust, rivalry and murder
This enjoyably chilling suspense tale conveys both the thrills and the dangers of being a teenager on the brink of adult independence... The obvious questions of how she died and at whose hand are properly dealt with. But the fascination of this story is in the character studies of the surviving children, all grown up now and participants in a dark mystery that they all wish had never seen the light of day
A gripping, atmospheric thriller and hugely promising debut
This twisty-turny read is a cut above the rest because of the brilliant writing. 5 *****
With a punchy hook, this is the perfect read for a book club
Gytha Lodge is an incredibly talented writer and this is an haunting, assured debut that will stay with the reader long after they've finished the last page.
An atmospheric debut... Lodge smoothly intercuts the present-day police probe by whip-sharp recent transfer Det. Constable Juliette Hanson and other team members with flashbacks to the last day of Aurora's life as seen through her eyes... This psychological thriller marks a promising start to a planned series
Sheens and his team are compassionate, clever, and likeable... The mystery intrigues and twists, offering enough red herrings and moments of police procedural to please fans of the genre. There are already two more DCI Sheens novels in the works - hooray!
Masterful and immersive, told with pace and nuance - totally gripping. The tension wracks up page after page. A fantastic book, a sure-fire bestseller
I thoroughly enjoyed it - a great evocation of being a teenager, and a tense meshing of time lines. I'm very glad it's the start of a series