With a new introduction by VAL McDERMID
When psychiatric patient Maureen O'Donnell finds her boyfriend dead in her living room, she is faced with a difficult situation. Glasgow police view her as both a suspect and an unstable witness - and even her mother is convinced of her involvement.
Feeling betrayed by friends and family, Maureen begins to doubt her own version of events. Panic-stricken, she sets out in pursuit of the truth and soon picks up a horrifying trail of deception and suppressed scandal. Then a second body is discovered. Maureen realises that unless she gets to the killer first, her life is in danger...
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WINNER OF THE CWA JOHN CREASEY DAGGER FOR BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL