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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472260420

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‘This is devastatingly good’ Heat

From the bestselling author of The Ice Cream Girls comes a gripping emotional thriller of love and obsession and the nature of coercive control. ‘The author plays a blinder’ says the Sun.

Verity is telling lies…
And that’s why she’s about to be arrested for attempted murder.

Serena has been lying for years. . .
And that may have driven her daughter, Verity, to do something unthinkable…

Poppy’s lies have come back to haunt her . . .
So will her quest for the truth hurt everyone she loves?

Everyone lies.
But whose lies are going to end in tragedy?

Praise for Dorothy Koomson:

‘If you only do one thing this weekend, read this book. . . utterly brilliant’ Sun

‘Immediately gripping and relentlessly intense’ Heat

‘An instantly involving pschological thriller’ Telegraph

‘Koomson just gets better and better’ Woman & Home


Such a gripping and pacy thriller with a clever, twisty plot ... I couldn't put it down.
Claire Douglas
A taut, twisting drama poepled with living, breathing characters you believe in and a story that has you rushing to turn the pages.
Miranda Dickinson
Gripping, unapologetic, full of heart and truth
Caroline Smailes
A compelling page-turner. It's thrilling. Honest and raw
Black Girls Book Club
You'll be gripped by this tense, twisty thriller
Fabulous Magazine
Dark and tightly plotted with a thrilling climax
S Magazine
[A] suspenseful read, which has shocking twists, disturbing themes and powerful characters to tell a dark tale
Woman's Weekly
An unputdownable and tense psychological thriller about secrets, lies, obsession and coercive control
Written with verve and insight
[a] brilliantly brutal rollercoaster of a read
Daily Mail
A story about love, obsession, secrets and the effects of coercive control, this is devastatingly good
A pacy, addictive tale about family and psychological abuse
The suspense and drama was on another level. No one does it like Dorothy
Black Girls Book Club
The brilliant sequel to the best-seller The Ice Cream Girls
One of the best books I've read this year. The author plays a blinder
The Sun
We loved the amazing The Ice Cream Girls back in 2010, so we were super-excited to read this sequel - and we weren't disappointed!
Fabulous Magazine
An immersive and complex story, handling distressing subjects with wisdom and courage. Characters you care deeply for, a twisty, shocking story, but also emotionally astute and very moving
Araminta Hall
This is Dorothy Koomson's brilliant follow-up to the bestseller The Ice Cream Girls - we just couldn't put it down
This gripping crime drama also explores themes of family, friendship and the problems people of colour can face in the justice system
People's Friend