Paramedic Stacey Durham has an idyllic life; her dream job, a beautiful house, and a devoted husband. Until her car is found abandoned and covered in her blood. Detective Ella Marconi knows information is key in the first twenty-four hours, questioning the frantic husband, Marie, the jealous sister, and Rowan, the colleague who keeps turning up in all the wrong places.
Just as Ella starts to piece together the clues, a shocking message arrives for James: You won't see her again if you don't tell the truth.
As she sifts through the lies, Ella's relationship with Dr Callum McLennan is under siege, and she doesn't know if it can survive the overenthusiasm of her family, or the blind hatred of his mother.
With the investigation hitting dead ends and new threats being made, Ella must uncover the truths buried beneath the perfect façade before the case goes from missing person to murder.
Read the first chapter here.
this is the final book in the Ella Marconi series - for now, at least. The last eight years of writing about Ella and her police and paramedic friends and foes have been simultaneously marvellous and exhausting, and while I will miss her, I am relieved to be taking a break.
But, reader, what I will miss much more is the connection that the books and characters have built between us. Thank you for the support you’ve shown me, whether by reading the books, getting in touch to tell me how much you liked them, or talking about Ella in such a way that I know she’s as alive in your head as she is in mine. It was you I thought about when I wrote, trying to work out what you imagined might come next and how I could turn that on its head to keep you reading, and the messages you sent about having to stay up all night to find out what happened made my day, every single time.
So, thank you again.