Author(s): Kate Weinberg
'Hypnotic . . . An uncommonly clever whodunnit'
New York Times Book Review
'Deftly plotted with vivid, compelling characters'
'One of the standout books of the summer'
'In the vein of Agatha Christie herself. Startling'
A captivating debut about obsession, rivalry and coming of age - an Observer and i Book of the Year
Jess Walker, middle child of a middle class family, has perfected the art of vanishing in plain sight. But when she arrives at a concrete university campus under flat, grey, East Anglian skies, her world flares with colour.
Drawn into a tightly-knit group of rule breakers o led by their maverick teacher, Lorna Clay o Jess begins to experiment with a new version of herself. But the dynamic between the friends begins to darken as they share secrets, lovers and finally a tragedy. Soon Jess is thrown up against the question she fears most- what is the true cost of an extraordinary life?