Sophie has an enviable life – beautiful house, successful husband, three children, and a black Labrador to complete the perfect tableau. But all that is about to change.
A message arrives at Sophie’s house, scrawled across her own round robin Christmas newsletter: HE’S GOING TO LEAVE YOU. LET’S SEE HOW SMUG YOU ARE THEN, YOU STUPID BITCH. Perhaps she should ignore it, but she ignored the last one. And the one before that.
When her plan to identify and confront the other woman goes violently wrong, Sophie must go to extreme lengths to keep her life and her family together, all the while guarding her devastating secret.
‘Compulsive, horrifying and irresistibly funny’
‘A brilliant twisty dark farce’
‘Laura Wilson is an incredibly gifted writer who can portray an entire lifetime in a single paragraph. This is a nail-bitingly tense and original book’
Wilson’s sharp wit shines brightly in this original, ingenious and blackly funny take on the psychological novel’
This is one of those books where a small seed grows into a monstrous, flesh-eating plant. The perfect life starts to unravel at breakneck speed. I was breathless by the end. A fantastically tense psychological thriller, chilling because it is so believable’
‘A lesson in brilliant pacing. Just when the reader thinks there can be no further twist to the story, Laura Wilson provides one… A delightful read’
‘A dark thriller leavened with a wicked streak of humour’
Woman & Home
‘Deliciously dark, at times grisly, and always darkly comic thriller’
‘With twists and turns and a brilliant ending, it’s a clever, tense thriller — fans of Barbara Vine’s novels will immerse themselves in this gripping story’
Candis, Book of the Month