THE SUNDAY TIMES-BESTSELLING RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB FAVOURITE
She was your responsibility. And now she's missing.
‘A gripping tale of friendship and deceit, where nothing is what it seems’ – Laura Marshall, bestselling author of
Charlotte is looking after her best friend’s daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second.
Now, Charlotte must do the unthinkable: tell her best friend
Harriet that her only child is missing. The child she was meant to be watching.
Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again.
Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface.
Someone is hiding the truth about what really happened to Alice.
Unputdownable psychological suspense from an exciting new talent, perfect for fans of Shari Lapena's THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR and Claire Mackintosh's I LET YOU GO.
What everyone's saying about 'the best book of the summer':
'I flew through this book in three days, with my heart in my mouth. Seriously page turning' - Lisa Jewell, author of
Then She Was Gone
Totally hooked from the first page. Such an accomplished thriller!’ Amy Lloyd, author of
The Innocent Wife
read this book in one tension-filled evening and couldn't go to bed until I knew how it ended.' -
Jenny Blackhurst, author of The Foster Child
and How I Lost You
‘Loved the female friendships and the
constant twists and turns – a definite
must-read for summer!’ -
Hollie Overton, author of Baby Doll
and The Walls
‘This book was
beyond amazing and I read it in the one sitting…
I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!’ – real 5-star reader review
Couldn't put this book down. Right from the very start you are
gripped' – real 5-star reader review
chilling tale of friendships, deceit, manipulation and secrets that had me
hooked in from the very first page.' – real 5-star reader review
needed to know what happened […] the wait was agonising
but absolutely worth it’ – real 5-star reader review
one of those books you can't wait to get back to.’ – real 5-star reader review
such a gripping story that I read the rest of the book in one sitting.
I just had to know what was going to happen' – real 5-star reader review
intense, chilling read that kept me
gripped throughout' – real 5-star reader review
'Heidi Perks writes with an instinctive knowledge of how to keep the reader
enthralled' – real 5-star reader review
'This is a taut thriller that reads
like a TV drama in-the-making. It’ll make you wary of those around you, past and present.' – real 5-star reader review
Brilliant book to have for
summer reading' – real 5-star reader review
'I flew through this book in three days, with my heart in my mouth. Seriously page turning'
" Lisa Jewell, author of When She Was Gone
Heidi Perks worked as a marketing director before leaving to become a full-time mother and writer. Her first novel, Now You See Her, was a Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Heidi is a voracious reader of crime fiction and thrillers and endlessly interested in what makes people tick. She lives in Bournemouth with her family, where she writing her next thriller.