From the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Richard & Judy Summer 2021 Pick When She Was Good, comes a gripping new standalone thriller
Philomena McCarthy has defied the odds and become a promising young officer with the Metropolitan Police despite being the daughter of a notorious London gangster. Called to the scene of a domestic assault, she rescues a young woman, Tempe Brown, the girlfriend of a decorated detective. The incident is hushed up, but Phil has unwittingly made a dangerous enemy with powerful friends.
Determined to protect each other, the two women strike up a tentative friendship. Tempe is thoughtful and sweet and makes herself indispensable to Phil, but sinister things keep happening and something isn't quite right about the stories Tempe tells. When a journalist with links to Phil's father and to the detective is found floating in the Thames, Phil doesn't know where to turn, who to blame or who she can trust.
PRAISE FOR MICHAEL ROBOTHAM'S THRILLERS:
'An absolute master' Stephen King
'Superbly exciting' Guardian
'He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul' Peter James
'Heart-stopping, heart-breaking and heart-wrenching' Val McDermid
'Robotham is the real deal' David Baldacci
'He invests suspense with such a strong emotional pull. No one else comes close' Linwood Barclay
'Will have you turning the pages compulsively' The Times