'Victoria Selman is an exciting and powerfully fresh voice' Patricia Cornwell
'Gravely compelling, sophisticated, terrifying' Chris Whitaker
'An absorbing and captivating read, this held me in its thrall from beginning to end. Brilliant!' SJ Watson
A mind-blowing, unputdownable serial killer thriller of a very different kind - perfect for all fans of Mindhunter and Girl A
Twelve-year-old Sophie and her mother, Amelia-Rose, move to London from Massachusetts where they meet the charismatic Matty Melgren, who quickly becomes an intrinsic part of their lives. But as the relationship between the two adults fractures, a serial killer begins targeting young women with a striking resemblance to Amelia-Rose.
When Matty is eventually sent down for multiple murder, questions remain as to his guilt -- questions which ultimately destroy both women. Nearly twenty years later, Sophie receives a letter from Battlemouth Prison informing her Matty is dying and wants to meet. It looks like Sophie might finally get the answers she craves. But will the truth set her free -- or bury her deeper?
'An utterly absorbing twisted story and a strong contender for the thriller of 2022' John Marrs
'A creepy, engrossing novel which plunges the dark depths of a serial killer and his crimes' Araminta Hall
'Original and clever - an incredibly tense read' Harriet Tyce
'Chilling and compulsive, and with a wicked twist. I loved it' Cara Hunter
'Clever, immersive . . . like nothing I've ever read before' Caz Frear