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What if your parents had been lying to you since the day you were born?

Sophia's parents have lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed.

Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find her mother hanging from a tree in the garden. Her father lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death.

The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer. To clear her mother's name Sophia needs to delve deep into her family's past - a past full of dark secrets she never suspected were there . . .

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780718182670

    February 26, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    400 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Paperback

    9781405923439

    December 3, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9781405928113

    March 15, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    400 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9781405923446

    February 22, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

Chapter One

No-one is who they say they are.

I slumped into the rumbling backseat of the N159 as it roared and puttered towards Brixton and my little flat. The top two buttons were missing from my shirt and the younger guy in a SuperDry jacket three seats up kept turning to stare at me, as if to say, go on, you can hit on me any time, it’s really not a problem.

I continued to decline this unspoken invitation, instead preferring to sink back into a fug of self-pity, all against the background of a nascent headache that had first started to pry its way into my brain somewhere around Trafalgar Square. In the window, my reflection blinked back at me, my smeared mascara making me look like a moody panda who’s made poor life choices.

Around me the bus was full of the usual late night detritus of London – drunk girls in tiny clothes, tight-trousered hipsters, weary workers on unsociable hours making their way home, nodding asleep in their seats. The unsympathetic lighting played over us all, making our skin look like meat in a butcher’s shop window.

I felt sober and exhausted and oddly hollow.

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