It’s every mother’s worst fear.
On a sun-hazed afternoon in the Florida Keys, a child goes missing from the beach. Dr Mirren Fitzpatrick appeals to the world to help find her eight-year-old adopted daughter. The family are on holiday from Ireland, far from home and desperate to return there as they arrived – together.
Yet the police are immediately suspicious of Mirren. She was drinking at a bar – alone – shortly before reporting that her youngest child had disappeared. As rumours abound about Mirren’s past a trial-by-media ensues, and she is turned from a figure of pity to the villain of the piece.
And then a small body is found dumped in the ocean.
Is Mirren a heartbroken mother, or the architect of her daughter’s fate?View book
Press and Reviews
“A contender for thriller of the year…powerful, sharp and moving.”
“A rich, gut-punch of a crime thriller that delivers a confronting examination of maternal love and the expectations that weigh so heavily on women, even in…”
“This dazzling debut takes us inside a parent's worst nightmare. Masterful story-telling, breakneck pacing and compelling characters kept me glued all the way to the explosive…”
“I LOVED the story and the twists! Expert plotting and great characters made it an emotional read. It had me guessing throughout and kept me turning…”