SHORTLISTED FOR THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARD
What would you do if you lost someone the world never knew was yours?
For three years, Ana has been consumed by an affair with Connor, a client at her law firm. Their love has been consigned to hotel rooms and dark corners of pubs, their relationship kept hidden from the world. So the morning that Ana’s company receives a call to say that Connor is dead, her secret grief has nowhere to go. Desperate for an outlet, Ana seeks out the shadowy figure who has always stood just beyond her reach – Connor’s wife Rebecca.
‘Utterly gripping’ RODDY DOYLE
‘A triumph – crackling with psychological and sexual ambiguity’ JULIE MYERSON, OBSERVER
‘This book is just sublime. I loved every page’ CAITRIONA BALFE
‘Unmissable … Incredible’ STYLIST
‘Amazing … I read it in one sitting, completely swept up in Ana’s fragmented narrative’ EMMA HEALEY
‘Dark, riveting, powerful’ ELIZABETH DAY