|Lucy Ashdown is a girl with a mission — to find the driver who ran down and killed her sister Christine. Now she has a lead and she's off to London.
Disgraced Detective Joe Lucas is as dedicated as Lucy. HIs aim is to bring her home. By any means necessary.
Stepping into her sister's shoes, this small-town girl is thrust into a terrifying night journey of deceit, danger, and degradation. By recreating her sister's journey, she unwittingly heads toward her sister's fate; and even as she believes that she's closing in on the murderer, the murderer is closing in on her.
"This is the sort of tension that one could savour for more than 244 pages… a tense, nerve-racking tale… I'd be surprised if a better London novel hits the bookshops this year." Anne Billson, Time Out
"Hard to put down, impossible to forget… subtle and disturbing." — Today
"Gallagher's descriptions pin down London's underbelly with deadly accuracy... a razor-sharp sense of place." — The Times
"Unquestionably Gallagher's finest novel yet." — Vector
"A strange, powerful story of love and vengeance." — Mail on Sunday
"Gallagher has become Britain's finest popular novelist, working a dark seam between horror and the psychological thriller." — Arena
"Perhaps the finest contemporary British thriller writer." — GQ Magazine
"The finest British writer of bestselling popular fiction since le Carre." — The Independent
"Gallagher is a master of abnormal psychology and he just gets better and better." — Mystery Scene