Holland builds a fascinating story around a compelling subject. And the ending? It certainly leaves its mark. A great debut – Holland is definitely one to watch. — HEAT
Eva Holland’s gripping debut is unputdownable. — HELLO
My daughter is a liar. A liar, liar, liar, And I’m beginning to see where she gets it from.
When Rosalind Simm’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Stephanie, ran away with her teacher, this ordinary family became something it had never asked to be. Their lives held up to scrutiny in the centre of a major police investigation, the Simms were headline news while Stephanie was missing with a man who was risking everything.
Now, six years on, Ros takes a call that will change their lives all over again. He’s going to be released from prison.
Years too early.
In eleven days’ time.
As Nathan Temperley’s release creeps closer, Ros is forced to confront the events that lead them here, back to a place she thought she’d left behind and to questions she didn’t want to answer. Why did she do it? Where does the blame lie? What happens next?
Tense and emotionally charged with an uncomfortably ominous atmosphere, this startling novel leads us through the complex relationship between a mother and daughter. — SUNDAY EXPRESS
Fresh as today’s headlines, Holland’s sharp debut focuses on Rosalind Simm, the mother of 15-year-old Stephanie who ran away with her school geography teacher six years ago. — DAILY MAIL
A story to resonate with all parents. — THE SUN