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The highly anticipated third romantic suspense novel from RUBY-award-winning author Helene Young.

Lies, all lies. It didn't matter how attractive he might be. She didn't really know this man . . . He was living a lie and she didn't know why.

Kaitlyn Scott is searching for the truth about her husband's death, even if that means revisiting the most painful day of her life. But what she uncovers is a criminal willing to stop at nothing to keep his secret.

Ryan O'Donnell, an enigmatic undercover cop, is investigating arson attacks when he is drawn into Kaitlyn's world. He tries to fight his attraction for her, hoping the case might put his own demons to rest, but it only threatens to push him over the edge.

With Kaitlyn and Ryan on a collision course, the arsonist seizes the chance to settle some old scores. As the Atherton Tableland burns, the three of them are caught in a fiery dance of danger and desire, and not everyone will come out alive.

Set in Australia's tropical far north, this is an explosive story of peril and passion by the author voted by the Romance Writers of Australia as the most popular novelist of the year, and by the Australian Romance Readers Association as the most popular romantic suspense novelist two years running.

'Great stuff from Aussie favourite' Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

Formats & editions

  • EBook


    July 2, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

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Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Romance Readers Awards
    Romantic Suspense
  • Daphne du Maurier Awards
    Mainstream Suspense
  • Davitt Awards
    Best Adult Crime novel
  • Romantic Book of the Year Award
    Romantic Elements

Also by Helene Young

Return to Roseglen
Northern Heat
Safe Harbour
Half Moon Bay


Night School
The Thirst
The Girl on the Train
Fifty Fifty
The Couple Next Door
Don't Let Go
The Lost Symbol
Orphan X
I Am Pilgrim
Don't Believe It
The Escape Room
The Godfather
The President is Missing
The Temptation of Forgiveness
Palace of Fires: Initiate (BK1)
Tom Clancy's Power And Empire
Tom Clancy's Point of Contact