Family should be so important to teenager Janet Evans.
Her life on hold since she was completely paralysed after a crash in her parents' car, she's viewed by everyone as the victim of a tragic accident.
But DI Gavin Sexton thinks differently.
When Janet manages to communicate a message to him using her eyes, a different story emerges to that told by her wealthy and respectable parents. But why would her devoted mother and father be lying about how Janet met her fate? Sexton is suddenly on to a trail of information that seems to lead far away from happy families and into a world of betrayal and deception. Except. no one else believes in Janet's story.
DI Jo Birmingham has her own views.
Quietly investigating the apparent suicide of Sexton's wife, Maura, Jo thinks he is becoming too emotionally involved in Janet's case to be able to tell truth from fantasy. But with the 'truths' she's unravelling herself, he might have a rude awakening any day now.
Full of unexpected twists and turns, this brilliant crime novel will reel readers in from the start.