Following the success of The Good Daughter, Karin Slaughter returns with another electrifying standalone thriller exploring the deadly secrets kept between a mother and daughter.
“Breathtaking…. Fiction doesn’t get any better than this.”— Jeffery Deaver, New York Times-bestselling author of Solitude Creek and The Skin Collector
What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all?
Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows Laura has spent nearly her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle, Georgia; she knows Laura’s never wanted anything more than to lead a quiet, normal life; she knows Laura’s a kind, beloved speech pathologist; she knows Laura’s never kept a secret.
But Andrea’s life is upended when a visit to the mall is shattered by an act of horrifying violence that reveals a completely different side of Laura—a cool woman who calmly faces down a murderer. It turns out that before Andrea’s mother was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from the woman she once was, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.
To save her mother, Andrea embarks on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother’s past. Andrea knows that if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for her mother—or her.