Samantha Laschen is a doctor specialising in post-traumatic stress disorder. She's moved to the coast to escape her problems and to be alone with her young daughter. But now the police want her to take in Fiona Mackenzie, a girl whose parents have been savagely murdered.
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"Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition." (Sophie Hannah). You open your home and your heart to a victim. But your house is anything but safe...Samantha Laschen is a doctor specialising in post-traumatic stress disorder. She's moved to the coast to escape her problems and to be alone with her young daughter. But now the police want her to take in Fiona Mackenzie, a girl whose parents have been savagely murdered. Yet by allowing Fiona in, Sam is exposing herself - and her daughter - to risks she couldn't possibly have imagined...Praise for Nicci French: "French leads the field." (Sunday Express). "Brilliantly crafted...masterly control of suspense." (Daily Mirror). "Tense, frightening, gripping." (Easy Living). "Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive." (Daily Express). "Gripping, chilling, moving." (Observer).
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Emotionally acute Mail on Sunday A craftily plotted book in which the mystery unfolds layer by layer ... right up until the surprise ending Sunday Telegraph A winner Independent A superior psychological thriller The Times Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition. -- Sophie Hannah