A dark psychological thriller set in 1970s Australia! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, M.C. Beaton, Lee Strauss and P.C. James.
A loveless marriage becomes a tangle of hatred … but who is pulling the strings?
When Jane Fenton returns from Australia to her childhood home in England, free from the shadow of her overbearing mother, she’s determined to start life anew despite her debilitating tuberculosis.
Love has dealt Jane a bad hand in the past, so when an oddly familiar stranger introduces himself as the Australian sculptor Simon Pacey — and reveals that he has followed Jane all the way to England to court her – she’s swept off her feet.
But what is really behind the struggling artist’s interest in wealthy, ailing Jane? And how does Simon’s friend, the chilly Monica Seagrove, fit into the picture?
Against her will Jane finds herself torn from her beloved England and back in Australia. Stranded in a country she hates with a man she now despises, her life becomes increasingly unbearable as she and Simon become entwined in a toxic dance of mutual animosity.
But Jane’s condition leaves her with a lot of time to think. In the quiet solitude of her illness, she begins to plot her revenge…
How far will Jane go to liberate herself from her twisted marriage? And with her health rapidly deteriorating, can she stay one step ahead of her cunning spouse?
Or will their murderous cat’s cradle become a noose around both their necks?