A “frightening . . . page-turner” of madness, murder, and family secrets from an acclaimed British master of psychological suspense (Booklist Online).
Hoping to make peace with a family tragedy, Chantal Frazer has checked in to the Weston Lodge in the Cotswolds. Twenty-three-years before, it was the private country house of wealthy Clio Palliser, a woman convicted of murdering her two sons and her au pair—Chantal’s sister, Sabine. Only a little boy, a childhood friend of the victims, escaped with his life. What happened that terrible night when the respectable mother went berserk? What happened to Clio herself, who disappeared after her release from an asylum? Among local authorities, fellow guests, and Sabine’s former boyfriend, Chantal is looking for answers.
Soon the dark history of the boutique hotel will give up its secrets. One by one they’re leading Chantal to the truth—and nearer to someone who’ll do anything to make sure it remains buried.