Shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger awardWhatever you do, don’t open the door…
By day, Ellie Power has a normal life. She has a stable home, a loving boyfriend, a future.
But at night, she suffers from a sleep disorder. She becomes angry, unpredictable, violent. Her mother locks Ellie in her bedroom every night, to keep them both safe.
Then one morning, Ellie wakes up, horrified to find the lock on her bedroom door smashed from the inside. She is covered in injuries, unable to remember anything about the night before.
And her boyfriend Matt is nowhere to be found…
‘Intricately plotted, beautifully written’ Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange
‘This ambitious and wide-reaching novel had me hooked from the very first page’ S. E. Lynes, author of The Women
‘One of the best debuts I have ever read’ Clare Empson, author of Him
'A flawlessly written, jaw-dropping, chilling and twisty psychological thriller' Sam Carrington, author of Saving Sophie
‘A disturbing psychological thriller’ Rachel Sargeant, author of The Perfect Neighbours
‘The characters are fresh, the dialogue sharp’ G. D. Abson, author of Motherland
‘A stunning debut. Gripping, compelling and skilfully crafted’ N J Crosskey, author of Poster Boy