Description of the book
The Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of Both Of You and Just Between Us returns with another propulsive thriller that will have you racing to the finish!Emma is a CEO, wealthy, independent, sensible – and has long put behind her a chaotic childhood at the hands of alcoholic parents. She meets Matthew, a photographer at a conference. He is a widower, gentle, interested, full of admiration for her success and they quickly fall into a serious relationship.
Her friends, Heidi and Gina, are initially delighted, but when Emma gets engaged after just 3 months, they panic. Matthew says the death of his first wife Becky means he believes in seizing the day. And Emma is in love, that’s all that matters.
And yet, Emma can’t shake the feeling that she is second best. Matthew would not be with her if Becky was still alive. And so, she becomes obsessed with the first wife, haunted by the memory of the woman she never met. Then the strange things start to happen. Emma feels watched. Objects are broken or disappear. And then an incident which shows clearly Emma’s very life is in danger.
Matthew thinks she’s drinking too much, like her father did.
Heidi and Gina think Matthew is gaslighting her.
Emma thinks she’s being haunted…
Praise for Adele Parks:
‘I’ll drop anything for a new Adele Parks: she nails it every time’ Lucy Foley
‘Utterly compelling’ Peter James
‘As always with Adele… this is an absolutely gripping read’ Richard Osman
‘Kept me guessing and had me gasping at the twist’ Ian Rankin
‘Poolside perfection’ Daily Mail
‘A whip-smart protagonist, immensely satisfying twists’ Karin Slaughter
‘Another masterfully plotted and jaw-dropping ride from the number one bestseller’ i News
‘A slow-burn that grows in tension, this will keep you gripped throughout’ Crime Monthly
‘This will blow your mind’ Jane Fallon
‘Masterfully executed – her best book yet’ Lisa Jewell
‘Fast-paced and unpredictable with complex and intriguing characters’ Candis
‘This is Adele Parks at the peak of her powers’ Louise Candlish
‘Full of mystery, tension, and characters you can’t help but root for – or against!’ Abigail Dean
‘Another twisting tale of deceit, desire and dangerous obsession guaranteed to keep you turning the pages’ TM Logan