Sophie’s sixth psychological crime novel to feature Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer
It’s 1.15 a.m. Connie Bowskill should be asleep. Instead, she’s logging on to a property website in search of a particular house: 11 Bentley Grove, Cambridge. She knows it’s for sale; she saw the estate agent’s board in the front garden less than six hours ago.
Soon Connie is clicking on the ‘Virtual Tour’ button, keen to see the inside of 11 Bentley Grove and put her mind at rest once and for all. She finds herself looking at a scene from a nightmare: in the living room there’s a woman lying face down in a huge pool of blood. In shock, Connie wakes her husband Kit. But when Kit sits down at the computer to take a look, he sees no dead body, only a pristine beige carpet in a perfectly ordinary room…
‘Police documents scattered throughout the text sustain the level of foreboding, a plethora of real-estate information notwithstanding, and a final twist proves the perfect coda for this exemplar of psychological suspense.’ Booklist (starred review)
‘This is a dark exploration of the intricacies of control and desire, and what can happen when they turn horribly warped. This may be Sophie Hannah’s best book yet.’ Tana French, bestselling author of In The Woods and Broken Harbor
‘A dark, psychological thriller that will have you changing all the locks on your doors.’ Shelf Awareness