Married to an undercover cop, Leslie MacHugh is lonely and bored. She thinks she knows what it means to share her life with a man who spends his days living a lie, who keeps secrets for a living, who trusts no one, not even her.
But lately something has changed. He comes home late, sleeps on the sofa and she can't remember the last time they had a real conversation. She's starting to question what she really knows about her husband and his second life.
And when a thousand dollars goes missing form their joint account, she wants answers. But before she can even ask the questions, their seventeen-year-old daughter turns up at the centre of her husband's own investigation into a violent death.
Leslie's determined to get to the truth, but to find it, she must put her own and her entire family's lives at risk.
About the Author
Theresa Schwegel grew up in Chicago and always believed she would be a crime writer. She studied Communications Media at Loyola University and went on to a screenwriting course at Chapman University in Orange County. Theresa won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel with Officer Down and she is also the author of Probable Cause. She lives in Chicago.
'Her characters are so brilliantly realised and wholly believable. She scarcely puts a foot wrong as she drives her narrative through a maze of deception and betrayal to its bittersweet conclusion.' - Sunday Telegraph
'This pitch perfect portrait of a family in crisis reinforces Schwegel's position as one of today's top author's of hard-boiled police procedurals.' - Publishers Weekly
'A smart, propulsive, tightrope-walking mystery.' - New York Times
Number Of Pages: 439
Published: 1st April 2009
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 11.0 x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1