The new must-read thriller from the bestselling author of SOMETHING IN THE WATER
1. Listen carefully 2. Do your research 3. Trust no one 4. Run for your life
Harriet Reed is newly engaged to Edward Holbeck, the heir to an extremely powerful American family. When Edward’s father hands her a tape of a book he’s been working on, she is desperate to listen. But as she presses play, it’s clear that this isn’t a novel. It’s a confession to murder. Feeling isolated and confused, Harriet must work out if this is all part of a plan to test her loyalty. Or something far darker. Because this might be a game to the Holbeck family - but games can still be deadly.
READY OR NOT, HERE THEY COME . . .
Praise for Catherine Steadman
‘Stylish, riveting, hugely atmospheric — I couldn’t put it down’ Lucy Foley ‘Engrossing and unputdownable’ Caroline Kepnes 'Captivating doesn't cover it. Brilliant doesn't do it justice. This is a dazzling, gasp-inducing plunge-pool of a novel that grips your heart and mind and refuses to let go. Absolutely stunning' BP Walter ‘Another screen-worthy thriller’ Washington Post 'Like Chekhov’s gun, the Hollywood sign is mentioned early, leading to a great, extended scene far above the city — and to a genuine Hollywood ending' New York Times ‘Engrossing and unputdownable . . . I devoured this Londoner in LA story in a day’ Caroline Kepnes ‘A fascinating glimpse of the darkness behind Hollywood’s glittering façade. I loved it’ TM Logan 'Another page-turning winner from Catherine Steadman. Ingenious and intriguing, with a fascinating insight into the acting world' BA Paris ‘Original, ingenious and utterly gripping, with characters you’ll really care about as they race towards the brilliantly unexpected ending’ JP Delaney ‘A thriller for our times’ Louise Candlish ‘A proper page-turner’ New York Times 'Fans of The Silent Patient will love it' CJ Tudor 'Had me racing through the pages’ Sarah Vaughan 'An enjoyable, nail-biting ride' Observer 'Perfectly paced with an exciting race to the end, this is one clever novel' Woman’s Weekly
Catherine Steadman is an actress and author based in London. She has appeared in leading roles on British and American television as well as on stage in the West End where she has been nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award. She grew up in the New Forest, Hampshire, and now lives in North London with her husband and daughter.
Catherine's first novel, Something in the Water, was a number one New York Times bestseller with rights sold in over 30 territories. It was selected as a Reese Witherspoon Book Club and Richard & Judy Book Club pick. Her second novel, Mr Nobody, was published in 2020, and her third novel, The Disappearing Act, published in 2021.
To find out more, find Catherine on Twitter and Instagram. I: @catsteadman T: @CatSteadman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (September 29, 2022)
Get our latest book recommendations, author news, and competitions right to your inbox.