A week marooned among strangers seems to Anna to be the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself. Leaving behind the mess that her life has become to attend a Psychology summer school in Bath, she is hoping for some sense of perspective, perhaps even an escape. But Anna comes to realise that she is not the only one searching for answers. Among her fellow students are Carys, who is being stalked by her abusive ex-husband, Michael, grieving for the loss of his wife, and Jack, enigmatic and nonchalant and hiding troubles of his own. As the hottest week of the summer draws on, unsettling events spring from the shadows of their pasts. Reliving old passions and discovering new ones, Anna becomes aware of sinister undercurrents. Amid disappearances and death and the threat of violence, she finds that no one is quite what they seem, and that someone is guarding a terrible secret which will have consequences for them all.
Reviews: "... all the ingredients for a riveting read." Jackie F. "... the mystery of the plot is absorbing, the principal driving force of the book is the dynamic creation and development of fully rounded and utterly real characters, whose impulses, reactions and motives are totally convincing." Thorne
Published: 28 September 2012