‘Hard to put down, I tore through it in two sittings. This tale of an illicit one-night stand with devastating consequences is a hugely enjoyable read.’ ALEX MICHAELIDES, author of The Silent Patient
‘Bears comparison with his 2000 novel, Man and Boy … Laced with humanity and the shadow of guilt, this is Parsons at his very best.’ DAILY MAIL
‘Such a compelling read – and a brilliant depiction of both marriage and infidelity. There’s unputdownable and there’s walking-into-lamp-posts with the latest Tony Parsons in your hand.’ CELIA WALDEN
What do you do when your perfect life spins out of control? A gripping psychological thriller that combines the emotional warmth of Man and Boy with the page-turning excitement of The Murder Bag.
Tara Carver seems to have the perfect life. A loving mother and wife, and a business woman who runs her own company, she’s the sort of person you’d want to live next door to, who might even become your best friend.
But what sort of person is she really?
Because in one night of madness, on a work trip far from home, she puts all this at risk. And suddenly her dream life becomes a living nightmare when the married man she spent one night with tells her he wants a serious relationship with her. And that he won’t leave her or her precious family alone until she agrees.
There seems to be only one way out.
And it involves murder…
‘Emotionally powerful, beautifully written and observed, this is one to savour.’ CARA HUNTER, author of Close to Home and All the Rage
‘Tony Parsons excels at presenting his narratives in the clearest possible prose while revealing the toughest of human emotions … fast-moving and involving’ LITERARY REVIEW
‘I can testify it is a real humdinger!’ PIERS MORGAN
‘100% unputdownable. High on my list for a lockdown read so an ideal gift to send to your locked-down Valentines … No gift like the gift of an up to the Insta moment page-turner’ OLIVIA COLE