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Each year, on the same night in July, a woman is taken from the streets of London. Gone without a trace; snatched by a killer who moves through the city like a ghost.

Lex's wife is missing. She left for work on the morning of the July 7th bombings, and no one's seen her since. But was Olivia really among the attack victims? Or did she meet a different fate, like three other women on July nights before?

Addie has a secret. On the night of the bombings, her dad came home covered in blood. At first she thought he was hurt in the attacks - and then her big sister Jessie found a woman's purse hidden in his room. The name on the driver's license? Olivia. 

Jessie says she wants to help. That's why she's taken a job as a nanny at Lex's house, looking after his baby. But she's keeping quiet about what she and Addie know. And she's getting a little too comfortable living Olivia's life.... 

©2019 Phoebe Locke (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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"This summer's scariest thriller." (Stylist)

"What a creepy and compelling debut - fantastic!" (Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle)

"So creepy and chilling. Loved it!" (Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request)

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Such a good story, a bit different from the usual crime stories as it’s told through the eyes of a child. Well worth a listen.

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Grim and unrelentingly joyless

This audiobook is a weariness to the soul. It is guaranteed to sap your enthusiasm for life and provides nothing in exchange. There is nothing good to say about the plot. The narrator’s joyless whine matches perfectly the awfulness of the story. I think I need to return this one. But I know that isn’t the answer. It needs to be deleted for the sake of the well-being of all.

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Gripping!

I really enjoyed this audiobook. Highly recommend. I couldn’t stop listening. Had me gripped! Fantastic!

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Captivating and unique

This book appears at first to be your standard murder mystery book but quickly becomes an intriguing and captivating telling of the daughter of a killer. With so many twists and turns right up to the very last page you’ll be kept on the edge of your seat!