Sophie’s seventh psychological crime novel to feature Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer
Amber Hewerdine knows more than she is telling. She knows that she hasn’t slept since the arson attack that killed her best friend. She knows that it is not normal for four members of your family to disappear without warning or explanation one Christmas morning, and then to return two days later and never speak of it again. And she knows that somewhere, buried deep in her subconscious, is the key to what happened all those years ago at Little Orchard.
Kind, Cruel, Kind of Cruel. These are the words Amber keeps coming back to. But what do they mean? And why is she arrested within hours of saying them, for the murder of a woman she’s never heard of…’
‘Brilliantly executed psychological suspense with a complex plot brought to a horribly logical conclusion.’ Booklist (starred review)