Author(s): Sam Baker
'Superbly executed, with a creeping sense of dread that builds to an explosive finish' Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go 'Disquieting, thought-provoking...keeps twisting and turning as it hurtles towards a hair-raising climax' Guardian How do you escape what you can't remember? She can run. But can she hide? Helen Graham is a new arrival in a tiny Yorkshire village, renting dilapidated Wildfell Hall. The villagers are intensely curious - what makes her so jumpy and why is she so evasive? Their interest is Helen's worst nightmare. Looking over her shoulder every day, she tries to piece together her past before it can catch up with her. With everything she knows in fragments, from her marriage to her career as a war photographer, how can she work out who to trust and what to believe? Most days she can barely remember who she is...
'Tension, terror and plenty of twists give this thriller unstoppable momentum' Woman & Home 'Baker evokes the minatory setting with real panache and excels above all at orchestrating the steadily rising tension' Financial Times 'Brilliant and brutal' Independent on Sunday 'Compulsive, dramatic and hypnotic...very frightening, very well told. Highly recommended' lovereading.co.uk 'The tone is dark, the air of menace is constant ...a haunting, tense thriller' The Debrief 'Disquieting, thought-provoking...keeps twisting and turning as it hurtles towards a hair-raising climax' Guardian 'Dark and compelling' Sun on Sunday 'Clever and absorbing' Stylist
Sam Baker grew up in Hampshire and after a degree in politics at Birmingham University became a journalist, going on to edit some of the UK's biggest magazines. For six years she was Editor in Chief of Red magazine, where she set up the Red Hot Women Awards recognising achievement across politics, science, tech, the arts, media and charity, as well as championing support for Refuge, the charity for victims of domestic abuse. In 2015 she co-founded and launched The Pool with Lauren Laverne, the online platform that makes inspiring and original content for busy women. Sam is married to the novelist Jon Courtenay Grimwood and lives in Winchester. When she's not working or writing she escapes by devouring crime novels or watching box sets.