‘Best book I've read this year’– Fiona Barton, Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of The Widow
‘Intrigue, betrayal and murder… Deliciously dark’ – T.R. Richmond, bestselling author of What She Left
‘Brilliantly claustrophobic’ – Books + Publishing
‘A gripping murder yarn’ – The Saturday Paper
‘Tense, sparse…the gripping plot challenges and subverts the notion of innocence’ – Monocle
You don’t have to believe in ghosts for the dead to haunt you.
You don’t have to be a murderer to be guilty.
Within six months of Pen Sheppard starting university, three of her new friends are dead. Only Pen knows the reason why.
College life had seemed like a wonderland of sex, drugs and maybe even love. Full of perfect strangers, it felt like the ideal place for Pen to shed the confines of her small home town and reinvent herself. But the darkness of her past clings tight, and when the killings begin and friendships are betrayed, Pen’s secrets are revealed. The consequences are deadly.
This is Aoife Clifford's debut novel, but she has won the two major Australian crime writing prizes in short story form and has been shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger. In 2013 she was awarded an Australian Society of Author's mentorship for All These Perfect Strangers. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and three children.
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