When Annie hands her mother over to the police she hopes for a new start in life – but can we ever escape our past?
‘NEW NAME. NEW FAMILY. SHINY. NEW. ME.’
Annie’s mother is a serial killer. The only way Annie can make it stop is to hand her in to the police.
With a new foster family and a new name – Milly – she hopes for a fresh start. Now, surely, she can be whoever she wants to be. But as her mother’s trial looms, the secrets of Milly’s past won’t let her sleep . . .
Because Milly’s mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water…
‘Original and compelling – a sensational debut’ Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go
‘The new Girl on The Train, which was the new Gone Girl. You get the picture. This psycho-thriller by Ali Land is set to be massive’ Cosmopolitan
‘Utterly compelling, extraordinary, breath-taking’ Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
‘An astoundingly compelling thriller. Beyond tense’ Matt Haig
My Review: A thoroughly gripping and highly disturbing debut novel. Millie is an intelligent 15 year old trying to fit in and belong. However being the daughter of a prolific serial killer who is on trial thanks to Millie telling the police is not easy, especially when your serial killing parent is your mother. This page turner kept me gripped throughout. With a mixed bag of feelings ranging from horror to sympathy I thoroughly recommend this book especially if you enjoy uncomfortable stories. 5 stars
About The Author: After graduating from university with a degree in Mental Health, Ali Land spent a decade working as a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurse in both hospitals and schools in the UK and Australia. Ali is now a full-time writer and lives in West London. Follow Ali on Twitter @byAliLand