– Globe & Mail bestseller
– Kobo Best of the Month pick
– Starred review in Library Journal

 

 

 

 

 

 

How well do you know the people you love…?

Best friends Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad have always been inseparable.  But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol’s Feeder Canal, Abdi can’t–or won’t–tell anyone what happened.

Just back from a mandatory leave following his last case, Detective Jim Clemo is now assigned to look into this unfortunate accident.  But tragedy strikes and what looked like the simple case of a prank gone wrong soon ignites into a public battle.  Noah is British.  Abdi is a Somali refugee.   And social tensions have been rising rapidly in Bristol.  Against this background of fear and fury two families fight for their sons and for the truth.  Neither of them know how far they will have to go, what demons they will have to face, what pain they will have to suffer.

Because the truth hurts.

 

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Reviews

[An] engrossing novel... The action builds to a shattering conclusion.

Publishers Weekly

With characters who are sympathetic and believable, Macmillan’s latest will keep readers in suspense to the very end. Highly recommended.

Library Journal (starred review)

…[a] gripping look at grief, friendship, and class divides. Macmillan excels at getting into the minds of terrified, brokenhearted parents… this mix of police procedural and thriller will satisfy fans of the author’s previous work as well as those looking for something after Tana French.

Booklist

A hugely satisfying and thrilling read. Highly recommended.

Shari Lapena, New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

This is a fascinating book... Macmillan changes the course of direction of the story several times, which makes for interesting reading. The characterizations are vivid and come alive on the page.

RT Book Reviews