By Fiona Barton
"An engrossing, irresistible story about the coming to light of a long-buried secret and an absolutely fabulous read--I loved it!"--Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
"Tense, tantalizing, and ultimately very satisfying...definitely one of the year's must-reads."--Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers human remains, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it's a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but she's at a loss for answers. As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier. A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found.
But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn--house by house--into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. She soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women--and torn between what she can and cannot tell...