Cordelia Russell has been living on the French Riviera for 25 years, passing herself off as an English socialite. But her luck, and the kindness of strangers, have run out. The arrival of a visitor from her distant past shocks Cordelia. She reacts violently to the intrusion and flees her flat to spend a drunken night at a glittering party. As dawn breaks she stumbles home through the back streets. Even before she opens her door she can hear the flies buzzing. She did not expect the corpse inside to start decomposing quite so quickly.
‘Pure genius. Absolutely brilliant’ Shari Lapena
‘A twisted thriller, reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’ Ian Rankin
IBA Crime Fiction Book of the Year Winner 2018
From the No 1 bestselling author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick, Lying in Wait
She’s not who you think she is …
Delia O’Flaherty is as wild, remote and dangerous as her island home off the west coast of Ireland. Her adoring father tells her that one day she will be the Queen of Inishcrann.
However, tragedy leaves Delia alone in the world, to make her way relying on her wits and her rare beauty. But Delia’s beauty is deceptive – as anyone who cares about her eventually finds out.
What is the truth behind Delia’s tragic past? And what happens when a face from that past turns up on her doorstep?
WINNER of the Dead Good Books Award for the Book That You Can’t Put Down!
‘Bloody brilliant!’ Denise Mina
‘Extraordinary’ A.J. Finn
‘The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work’ Tammy Cohen
‘Dark, brutal and brilliant’ Colette McBeth
‘Absorbing, beautifully written’ The Times, Crime Books of the Year
‘Every bit as amazing as her first two [novels]’ Lisa Jewell
‘Dazzling … chilling, mesmerising and, ultimately, devastating. Pure storytelling genius’ Mark Edwards
|Dimensions||19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm|
1st paperback ed
General – Trade / Code: K