How far would you go to protect the people you love?
When the brilliant young painter Marianne Glass is found dead in her snow-covered Oxford garden, Rowan Winter, once her closest friend, knows it wasn’t an accident.
Rowan’s pursuit of the truth takes her into every corner of her old friend’s life, from Bohemian east London to the professional art world in which Marianne made her name. The deeper she goes, the more she is convinced that something is terribly wrong. Is someone breaking in to Marianne’s house? Who is the man who watches at night? And what is the involvement of Michael Cory, the intense American painter with at least one other dead woman in his past?
But as Rowan soon discovers, some secrets are better left uncovered and others can be lethal…
Lucie Whitehouse was born in Gloucestershire in 1975, read Classics at Oxford University and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is author of The House at Midnight, the TV Book Club pick The Bed I Made and Before We Met, which was a Richard & Judy pick and an ITV3 Crime Book Club selection.