'Brilliant twisty dark farce' ERIN KELLY
'A nail bitingly tense and original book' SHARON BOLTON
'Compulsive, horrifying and irresistibly funny' VAL MCDERMID
Shortly after Christmas, a message arrives at Sophie's house, scrawled across her own round robin newsletter: HE'S GOING TO LEAVE YOU. LET'S SEE HOW SMUG YOU ARE THEN, YOU STUPID BITCH. Perhaps she should ignore it, but she ignored the last one. And the one before that. Now it's time to take action.
But when a simple plan to identify and confront the other woman goes drastically and violently wrong, Sophie must go to extreme lengths to keep her life and her family together - while never letting on her devastating secret.
Laura Wilson's acclaimed and award-winning crime novels have won her many fans. Her novel Stratton's War won the Ellis Peters Award, while The Lover and A Thousand Lies were both shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Laura is the Guardian's crime reviewer. She lives in Islington, London.
Wilson's sharp wit shines brightly in this original, ingenious and blackly funny take on the psychological novel — Alex Marwood
Laura Wilson is an incredibly gifted writer who can portray an entire lifetime in a single paragraph. This is a nail bitingly tense and original book — Sharon Bolton
A lesson in brilliant pacing. Just when the reader thinks there can be no further twist to the story, Laura Wilson provides one . . . A delightful read — The Times
Dark thriller leavened with a wicked streak of humour — Fanny Blake, Woman & Home
Deliciously dark, at times grisly, and always darkly comic thriller — Sunday Mirror
I had a knot in my stomach from the suspense. It's a stand-out domestic noir, slickly written and perfectly paced — Jo Spain
With twists and turns and a brilliant ending, it's a clever, tense thriller - fans of Barbara Vine's novels will immerse themselves in this gripping story — Candis
A witty tale — Good Housekeeping
Brilliantly plotted, fast paced and utterly gripping ... a completely fresh approach to domestic noir — Kate McQuaile
A brilliant rollercoaster read that subverts 'domestic noir' to create a dark and touching comedy — Isabelle Grey
A thrilling Must Read from Laura Wilson. Murderous chaos set amongst privileged domesticity. Wry, dark and brilliantly observed — Hilary Boyd
Everything that makes for gripping drama. Solid characterisation, emotional depth, a claustrophobic feeling of impending maleficence . . . and a cracking good mystery at its dark heart . . . my best book of 2015 by a mile — Crimesquad
Wilson shakes and stirs the ingredients into a beautifully written, gripping and haunting mystery novel — Jessica Mann, Literary Review
Perfectly in tune with current tastes — Barry Forshaw, Financial Times
One of our most original and sensitive crime writers — Jake Kerridge, Daily Express
Wilson has always been an acute observer of dysfunctional families, and she writes extremely well — N. J. Cooper, Book Oxygen
A slow-burn story with brilliant characters built up layer by layer and a plot that comes ingeniously together. A great read — The Bookbag
A really beautifully written and atmospheric family drama-cum-psychological thriller here from Laura Wilson - a highly addictive and often haunting read that is utterly gripping — Liz Loves Books