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2019: Julianne is preparing a family dinner when her son comes to her and says he’s found something on his iPad. Something so terrible, it will turn Julianne’s world into a nightmare and make her question everything about her marriage and what type of man her husband is or is pretending to be.

1990: Holly is a fresher student at Oxford University. Out of her depth and nervous about her surroundings, she falls into an uneasy friendship with a group of older students from the upper echelons of society and begins to develop feelings for one in particular. He’s confident, quiet, attractive and seems to like her, too. But as the year progresses, her friends’ behaviour grows steadily more disconcerting, and Holly begins to realise she might just be a disposable pawn in a very sinister game.

A devastating secret has simmered beneath the surface for over 25 years. Now it’s time to discover the truth. But what if you’re afraid of what you might find?

©2019 B P Walter (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"Such a confident debut from Barnaby Walter and the most disturbing thriller I’ve read this year." (Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake and When I Find You)

"Devilishly well-plotted, crisply written - and a hell of a lot of fun. What a smashing debut!" (A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window)

"Beguiling, surprising and sometimes shocking. Cleverly crafted with characters who stay with you. Highly-polished debut." (Jane Corry, author of The Dead Ex

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  • 30-03-19


Not sure how to rate this book. The narration was very good. The story was fairly easy to follow. The subject matter is not fun - this isn't a fun book. It's dark and raunchy. I didn't like this book very much but that's mostly because of all the sexual content and there are no "light" moments to give it some relief.

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