“A terrific new talent.”
—New York Times
bestselling author Peter James
Remember the script. Sisters look out for each other.
It’s been ten years since Hannah Roscoe saw her older sister, but that distance fades to nothing when she receives a call from the police saying Nina is dead. As a teenager, desperate to leave home and make her career in music, Hannah moved into Nina’s cottage in the English countryside. In that secluded setting, Nina was trying to give her children the freedom she and Hannah never knew growing up.
Now Nina is gone, and Hannah is left to care for her young nephew, Abe, who’s remote and moody in the wake of his loss. But worse is to come, as Nina’s death, first ruled an accident, becomes a murder investigation. Hannah is forced to confront their unhappy childhood and the reasons she and Nina drifted apart. As for Abe, Hannah suspects he’s hiding something, but whom is he trying to protect?
Through it all, Hannah can't shake the feeling that someone else knows all about the secrets she and Nina shared—and the ones they kept hidden, even from each other. Perhaps Nina’s death is not a tragic ending after all, but the beginning of a new and twisted nightmare . . .
Praise for Debbie Howells and Her Novels
“A combination of lyrical writing and smart mystery. It's a winner.”
—Sandra Block on The Beauty of the End
“An intriguing dark psychological thriller—truly brilliant!” —Lisa Jackson on The Bones of You
“Has been compared to Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones. Unusual and haunting.”
—Library Journal on The Bones of You