Author(s): Vaughan, Sarah
The gripping and controversial novel that is guaranteed to get readers talking in 2020!
You think you have the perfect family. But everything can be broken. Liz and Jess have been friends for ten years, ever since they both started a family. But how well do they really know each other? When Jess arrives at hospital with a story that doesn't add up, Liz is the doctor on call. Jess has devoted her life to family and home. But she is holding so many secrets. As the truth begins to emerge, Liz is forced to question everything she thought she knew: about Jess, and about herself.
When something feels so personal, how do you stay professional?
'Each character is brilliantly drawn, and the book delivers surprise after surprise' Claire Fuller, author of Bitter Orange
'Absolutely brilliant; an emotionally devastating story, brave and honest' Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake
'Vaughan explores the darker impulses of motherhood - the fear, fury and despair; the frantic juggling, loss of control and exhaustion - and of course the overwhelming love. Refreshingly assured and punchy writing that is sure to hit a nerve' Lucy Atkins
'A brilliant storyteller, Vaughan serves up every mother's nightmare with consummate skill and a big heart. Clever. Totally compelling. Impossible to put down'Eve Chase, author of Black Rabbit Hall
'I loved it and didn't want to put it down. So, so good on motherhood and friendship'Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request
'A true psychological thriller shows us, as all the best ones do, that the scariest place is not the dark alleyway but inside the pathways of our own minds' Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty
'An immaculately researched and compelling story about the devastating fall out from one mistake'Jane Shemilt, author of The Playground