Is Elly’s love affair with a New York cocaine dealer too deep and dark to be broken – even by an old friend? When Marla responds to Elly’s call from America she finds herself ensnared in the twilight world of drug smuggling. Though she thinks she can see through the lies, Marla too begins to get sucked in, equally fascinated and repelled by Lenny, master of the cocaine circuit. In the end, who is she most frightened of – the drug or her ‘golden boy’ Lenny? Obsession, betrayal and revenge twist into an ever-tightening knot in this tense psychological tale.
Sarah Dunant's thriller is atmospheric and her prose is sharp
Ekes out the tension ... increasingly thrilling as the pages fly by.
Reminded me of Patricia Highsmith at her best