A narrative tour de force with the striking originality of Carol O'Connell, the everyday terror of Stephen King, and the psychological depth of Ruth Rendell.
A family is torn apart when a little girl goes missing and her two brothers grow up trying to care for a mother haunted by thoughts of her daughter. Eric becomes a successful neurosurgeon but the troubled Pilot is tormented by schizophrenia apparently triggered by the childhood tragedy. Through his trauma of hearing voices and seeing visions, he makes a new and terrible accusation and the truth, unravelled by loss, betrayal and madness, slowly comes to light. A chilling and impressive psychological novel of suspense.