WINNER OF THE CWA GOLD DAGGER AWARD
FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS, NOW A MAJOR BBC SERIES, AND THE SUSPECT, NOW A MAJOR ITV SERIES
‘A gripping and eerie read. You won’t be able to look away’ Karin Slaughter
The girl with no past.
Six years ago, Evie Cormac was discovered, filthy and half-starved, hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a shocking crime. Now approaching adulthood, Evie is damaged, self-destructive and has never revealed her true identity.
The boy who survived.
Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven, a man haunted by his own past, is investigating the death of champion figure-skater Jodie Sheehan. When Cyrus is called upon to assess Evie, she threatens to disrupt the case and destroy his ordered life. Because Evie has a unique and dangerous gift – she knows when someone is lying. And nobody is telling the truth.
Don’t miss the next electrifying Cyrus Haven thrillers – WHEN SHE WAS GOOD and LYING BESIDE YOU are out now.
Praise for Michael Robotham:
‘He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul‘ Peter James
‘Robotham is the real deal‘ David Baldacci
‘One of crime’s greatest practitioners . . . a ripper, suspenseful read‘ The Australian
‘Robotham doesn’t just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them‘ Linwood Barclay
‘Michael Robotham has done it again – another accomplished crime novel unlike anything he has ever written before‘ Sydney Morning Herald
‘Excellent‘ Literary Review
'It's the careful and often poignant interplay between Cyrus and Evie that elevates this consistently stellar yarn . . . Robotham is a master plotter at the top of his form, and readers will surely hope to see more of his complicated new characters'
'Haunting . . . Robotham expertly raises the tension as the action hurtles toward the devastating climax. Readers will hope the complex Cyrus will return for an encore.'
An extraordinary exploration of emotional damage, full of humour and humanity
Explosive . . . This sensitive, suspenseful mystery firmly establishes Robotham in the top ranks of psychological-thriller writers. And it cries out for a sequel