Kathryn Croft


Five years rebuilding your life. Five words will destroy it again.


Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter, Freya. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students, Josie Carpenter, vanished.


Five years later, and Josie is still missing but Mia has finally found some happiness with new boyfriend Will.


Until one day when stranger Alison walks into her life and tells Mia that her husband didn’t kill himself.


Desperate to find out what really happened to Zach, Mia is forced to put her trust in Alison. But she soon discovers that Alison has her own agenda behind exposing the details of Zach’s death. Can Mia really believe anything Alison says?


Mia must decide how far she is willing to go to uncover the truth – even if she risks losing everything she loves.



UK Publication

Bookouture, October 2017

US Publication

Bookouture, October 2017

Rights Sales

World English: Bookouture
Hungarian: Muvelt Nep
Lithuanian: Lithuanian Writers’ Union Publishers
Norwegian: Cappelen Damm
Polish: Burda Media