Somebody is lying. After eighteen-year-old Ellie Canning is found shivering and barely conscious on a country road, her bizarre story of kidnap and escape enthrals the nation. Who would do such a thing? And why?
Local drama teacher Suzannah Wells, once a minor celebrity, is new to town. Suddenly she’s in the spotlight again, accused of being the monster who drugged and bound a teenager in her basement. As stories about her past emerge, even those closest to her begin to doubt her innocence.
And Ellie? The media can’t get enough of her. She’s a girl-power icon, a social-media star. But is she telling the truth?
A powerful exploration of the fragility of trust and the loss of innocence, from the author of The Golden Child and The Mistake.
Another well-crafted novel by this talented Australian author.
What I enjoy about Wendy’s novels is the way she uses social media as both subject matter and as a tool to inform the reader.
This story had me from the beginning and whilst I had my doubts about the accusation against Suzannah I was torn.
Domestic noir at its best.
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Review Linked to Australian Womens Writers Challenge
Published by HarperCollins Australia