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The chilling new thriller from the bestselling author of The Confession and Dirty Little Secrets

A luxury resort. Three missing women. One body.

When young London professional Alex Evans is informed that his sister’s body has been pulled from an icy lake in Northern Lapland, he assumes his irresponsible sister accidentally drowned. He travels to the wealthy winter resort where Vicky worked as a tour-guide and meets Agatha Koskinen, the detective in charge. Agatha is a no-nonsense single mother of three who already thinks there’s more to Vicky’s case than meets the eye.

As the two form an unlikely alliance, Alex also begins to suspect the small town where his sister lived and died is harbouring secrets. It’s not long before he learns that three other women have gone missing from the area in the past and that his sister may have left him a message.

On the surface, Koppe, Lapland is a winter wonderland. But in this remote, frozen place, death seems only ever a heartbeat away.


‘A real page-turner’ Steve Cavanagh

‘Another twisty and intense thriller from the great Jo Spain’ Adrian McKinty

‘Intense, clever writing, packed with twists and turns’ Dervla McTiernan


A real page-turner with a brilliant mystery at its heart. Superbly written, cinematic and pacy!
Steve Cavanagh on THE PERFECT LIE
Jo Spain is a brilliant, compelling storyteller. The Perfect Lie will pin you to your seat until you reach the last page
Another twisty and intense thriller from the great Jo Spain that will keep you guessing until the final pages
Adrian McKinty on THE PERFECT LIE
Without doubt my favourite Jo Spain book so far, and that's saying something - a fabulous page-turner that will keep you guessing and guessing
Cara Hunter on THE PERFECT LIE
Jo Spain takes it to another level in The Perfect Lie. Intense, clever writing and packed with twists and turns. Loved it
Dervla McTiernan on THE PERFECT LIE
The Perfect Lie had me completely fooled - such a brilliantly twisted plot that I just couldn't work out. And on top of that Jo Spain is still making us care so much about the characters. I loved this book and it deserves to fly to the top of the charts
Elly GRiffiths on THE PERFECT LIE