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THE MIND-BENDING NEW THRILLER FROM THE NO.1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF DEAR CHILD

‘Hausmann’s novel has the feel of a nightmare, unfolding at breakneck speed’ SUNDAY TIMES

It’s been years since Nadja Kulka was convicted of a cruel crime. After being released from prison, she’s wanted nothing more than to live a normal life: nice flat, steady job, even a few friends. But when one of those friends, Laura von Hoven – free-spirited beauty and wife of Nadja’s boss – kills her lover and begs Nadja for her help, Nadja can’t seem to be able to refuse.

The two women make for a remote house in the woods, the perfect place to bury a body. But their plan quickly falls apart and Nadja finds herself outplayed, a pawn in a bizarre game in which she is both the perfect victim and the perfect murderer . . .

Dark secrets past and present collide in this haunting novel of guilt and retribution from the internationally bestselling author of Dear Child.

PRAISE FOR ROMY HAUSMANN:


‘Chilling’ People Magazine

‘[A] tantalizingly disturbing debut . . . As enthralling as it is thought-provoking’ New York Times


‘Hausmann is a force to be reckoned with. You can’t stop reading’ David Baldacci


‘Deliciously dark’ Alice Feeney

‘Very compelling’ Peter James


‘Disturbingly good’ Lesley Kara

Reviews

Hausmann's novel has the feel of a nightmare, unfolding at breakneck speed and exposing the terrifying vulnerability of a woman who wants nothing more than to be loved
Sunday Times