After rescuing Marianne Cadogan from an incoming tide on a lonely and forgotten part of Britain’s coast, ex-con Ryan O’Donnell is cornered into helping her escape a supposedly abusive father to reach the safe custody of her mother. Too late, he finds himself compromised, the subject of a trans-European manhunt while he struggles to deliver the child and prove his motives pure.
The deeper in he gets, the more trapped he will become.
A moving, shocking, compelling psychological drama with a mesmerising plot… impossible to put down and, once read, impossible to forgetBooklist
A taut, engrossing thriller that transcends genre to examine the fragile, contradictory balance between good and evil and finds a little of both in all of usThe Face
High marks for psychological terrorDaily Telegraph
A powerful exploration of evil and redemptionPublishing News
Stephen Gallagher could be the finest British writer of best-selling popular fiction since le Carre… a fast, smart, emotionally involving and authentically new thriller which confirms Gallagher’s particular fictional talent.John Williams, The Independent