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She’s the perfect host. He’s the perfect prey.

Someone is hunting Connor. Alone, freezing, in the wilderness of Bodmin Moor, on an elite Special Forces training exercise, he’d be a fool to scorn the kindness of a local stranger. Wouldn’t he?

At first, Eilidh seems to be an impeccable host. She offers Connor food and a warm bed – he finds it nearly impossible to leave her charming farmhouse.

But the choice isn’t his to make.

There have been others before. None, though, as perfect as him.

Why would she let him leave?

Praise for Elle Connel:

Down By The Water takes the reader on a weekend trip from hell… I loved the classy writing and ever-growing sense of unease in this clever subversion of a classic country house mystery” – Harriet Tyce
“A chilling drama” Sunday Times
“Sinister and atmospheric” – Chris Brookmyre
“Tense, mesmerising and heartbreaking, I was truly gripped” – Susi Holliday
“A gripping mystery.” – Nathan Ripley