‘A darkly gripping and addictive read. I tore through it in a few days’ ESTHER FREUD
‘Deeply engrossing … an exquisite literary thriller’ PHILIPPA EAST
‘Emotionally wrenching’ WALL STREET JOURNAL
‘Impossible to put down’ TREVOR WOOD
A missing woman
30 years ago, in the suffocating heat of a Sydney summer, the Greens’ next-door neighbour Mandy disappeared without a trace.
A cold case re-opened
In 1997, in a basement flat in Hackney, Isla Green is awakened by a call in the middle of the night: her father is under suspicion of Mandy’s murder.
A devastating secret
How well does Isla know her father? Is he capable of doing something terrible? And is there another secret in their community – a conspiracy of silence which stretches deep into Australia’s past?