‘An eerie, stunningly crafted slice of modern Gothic … a razor-sharp psychological thriller about a woman scarred by her past, an enigmatic employer and a villa full of secrets.’
Nell Ballard is a runaway. A young woman with a dark secret, all Nell wants is to find a place she can belong. But she’s on a collision course with danger.
Her new lodgings may not be the safe haven she was hoping for. Her employer lives by a set of rigid rules, and she soon sees he is hiding secrets of his own.
But is Nell’s arrival at the Villas really the coincidence it seems? After all, she knows more than most how fragile people can be – and how easy they can be to break . . .
“Sarah Hilary has created a beautifully written modern gothic masterpiece, so full of intrigue, and mysteries layered upon mysteries that the unravelling may well shred your nerves, in the best way possible.”LIZ NUGENT
A dark contemporary psychological thriller with a modern Gothic twist from an award-winning and critically acclaimed writer who has been compared to Ruth Rendell, P.D. James and Val McDermid.
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