In a swish London pied-a-terre Neve Connolly looks down at a murdered man but doesn't call the police. Instead, she scrubs the flat from top to bottom. Because Neve is a married mother-of-three who was having an affair with the dead man and, she reasons, if she tells anyone her life will fall apart and the repercussions will damage her fragile teenage daughter most. So Neve, riven with guilt and panic, embarks on a campaign of deception. The first standalone in 10 years from the writing powerhouse of Nicci Gerard and Sean French grips like a proverbial vice.