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Now a USA Today best seller.

Joe McKee - pillar of the Derry community - is dead. As arrangements are made for the traditional Irish wake, friends and family are left reeling at how cancer could have taken this much-loved man so soon.

But grief is the last thing that Joe’s daughter, Ciara, and step-daughter, Heidi, feel. For they knew the real Joe - the man who was supposed to protect them and did anything but.

As the mourners gather, the police do too, with doubt being cast over whether Joe’s death was due to natural causes. Because the lies that Joe told won’t be taken to the grave after all - and the truth gives his daughters the best possible motive for killing him...

A gripping suspense novel about deadly secrets and lies. The perfect listen for fans of Clare Mackintosh.

©2020 Claire Allan (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"Amazing. I read it in one go. I was totally hooked." (Marian Keyes)

"A brilliantly paced, intriguingly plotted and thoroughly enjoyable story. One of the best psych thrillers I've read this year." (Liz Nugent)

"A powerful and emotional psychological thriller that will keep you guessing and leave you breathless." (C. L. Taylor, author of The Fear)

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  • Keenan
  • 07-02-20

Intense story - brilliant narration.

Meet Heidi, the long-suffering dutiful step-daughter, Ciara, the long-suffering spiteful biological daughter, and Joe McKee, the man who molded both their lives and knows he does not deserve forgiveness for his sins. Joe is dying of cancer. Heidi is caring for him, despite her feelings towards him because it is her duty. Upon his request, she calls Ciara to the bedside and Ciara joins in the caretaking. Joe’s sister joins the vigil. Heidi’s husband, Alex, is in and out of the house. And then, one night, when the five are gathered, Joe dies – not of natural causes, according to the authorities.
Claire Allan takes the classic country house plot and makes it fresh again with her deep exploration of character. It’s an intense read and one I couldn’t turn away from.
The narration is amongst the best I’ve ever heard.

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  • Lisa Flores
  • 22-04-20


loved the story and the narration. finished it in a day. i strongly recommend this book gonna get a hard copy

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