He’s guarding a dark secret, but so is she. 

A stunning new thriller about the burden of shame from blockbuster Sara Foster

Lizzie Burdett was eighteen when she vanished, and Noah Carruso has never forgotten her. She was his first crush, his unrequited love. She was also his brother’s girlfriend.

Tom Carruso hasn’t been home in over a decade. He left soon after Lizzie disappeared, under a darkening cloud of suspicion, and now he’s back for the inquest into Lizzie’s death – intent on telling his side of the story.

As the inquest looms, Noah meets Alice Pryce on holiday. They fall for each other fast and hard, but Noah can’t bear to tell Alice his deepest fears. And Alice is equally stricken – she carries a terrible secret of her own.

Is the truth worth telling if it will destroy everything?

Praise for Sara Foster

‘Enthralling … Keep(s) readers guessing to the end’ Jane Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost ManForce of Nature and The Dry

‘Effortless suspense and dramatic power…’ Sydney Morning Herald

Tautly structured … Shifts effortlessly between the past and the present’ Bookseller and Publisher

‘Vitality and urgency catapults the reader right into the heart of the action’ Australian Women’s Weekly

‘Gripping, touching … I was hooked from start to finish’ Favel Parrett, bestselling author of Past the Shallows and When the Night Comes

‘Classic suspense … with a wonderful modern edge’ Hannah Richell, bestselling author of The Peacock Summer and Secrets of the Tides 

‘Something for everyone: mystery, romance … and mortal danger’ Kirkus Reviews

‘Suspense-filled, fast-paced and gripping’ Sisters in Crime