“A terrific new talent.”
—New York Times
bestselling author Peter James
“I was fourteen when I fell in love with a goddess…”
So begins the testimony of Noah Calaway, an ex-lawyer and armchair criminal psychologist. Now living aimlessly in the English countryside, Noah is haunted by the memory of the beguiling young woman who left him at the altar sixteen years earlier. Then he receives a troubling phone call. April lies in a coma, the victim of an apparent overdose—and the lead suspect in a brutal murder. Deep in his bones, Noah believes she is innocent. But, he also believed they would spend their lives together.
While Noah searches for evidence to clear April’s name, a teenager named Ella begins to sift through the secrets of her own painful family history. The same age as April when Noah first met her, Ella may hold the key to solving the murder. As the two stories converge, there are shocking consequences when at last, the truth emerges.
Or so everyone believes…
“A combination of lyrical writing and smart mystery. It's a winner.”
—Sandra Block, author of The Girl Without a Name