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Summary

I lean in and whisper the question I have never let myself utter in 23 years.

‘Dad…did you murder Mum?’

Hannah Davidson has a dementia-stricken father, an estranged TV-star brother and a mother whose death opened up hidden fault lines beneath the surface of their ordinary family life.

Now the same age that Jen Davidson was when she was killed, Hannah realises she bears an uncanny resemblance to her glamorous mother, and when her father begins to confuse them, she is seriously unnerved.

Determined to uncover exactly what happened to her mum, Hannah begins to exploit her arresting likeness, but soon the boundaries between Hannah and her mother become fatally blurred.

©2022 Liz Webb (P)2022 Allison & Busby Ltd

Critic reviews

"A page-turner about family, fame and the secrets behind closed doors, that will keep you guessing until the end." (Alan Davies)

"A compelling, darkly amusing debut with an intriguing premise and a quirky protagonist at its heart. I was desperate to unravel the secrets of this unusual family." (CD Major, author of The Other Girl)

"A gothic heroine for our times bestrides this dark, intriguing and, at times, laugh-out-loud, thriller. Constant surprises and twisting turns keep the narrative sprinting along. Totally engrossing." (Jo Brand)

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Brilliant debut

This novel is so brilliantly written it’s hard to believe it’s a debut. It’s well observed and the characters are interesting. Really enjoyed the performances too. If you’re after a good thriller, this is the book for you.

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I found it a bit ...long

it was good but I had to listen to a few chapters over again to make sure I was keeping up with the story. Good narration though and interesting characters

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Gripped me from the beginning. A new and exciting voice in the genre

A proper, fast paced page turner and much more. An excellent story told through the eyes of a truly compelling character, Hannah. She is real, she is gritty. An authentic portrayal of what it is to be human. Loved this book and am eagerly anticipating the next book from this accomplished author.