January 2011 Indie Next List
“This atmospheric and beautifully written debut opens with a woman who is heading out to face an unnamed crisis with 'the strength of a woman who has everything to lose.' As the story slowly builds with delicious tension, alternating between present and past, the reader is taken on a powerful journey. Revealing that a tragedy has occurred, Kelly relentlessly builds the psychological pressure between the vividly developed characters to a powerful and surprising ending. This book is about love and pain and the lengths to which a woman will go to protect her family.”
— Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI
In her compelling debut, Erin Kelly evokes the brooding atmosphere of "Rebecca" in a contemporary and completely convincing novel of tangled family desires.--"New York Times"-bestselling author Sara Paretsky.
About the Author
Erin Kelly read English and European literature at Warwick University and has worked as a freelance journalist for more than ten years. She has written for "The Sunday Times," "The Sunday Telegraph," "The Daily Mail," "Psychologies," "Red," "Elle," "Marie Claire," "Cosmopolitan," and "Glamour." She lives in North London with her husband and daughter.