When Alys's family makes contact in an attempt to find closure, Frances is given a tantalising glimpse of a very different world: one of privilege and possibility. The relationships she builds with the Kytes will have an impact on her own life, both professionally and personally, as Frances dares to wonder whether she might now become a player in her own right...
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Independent on Sunday
So sharply observed that it becomes almost satirical: the perennial theme of social climbing gets a superb new treatment in her highly entertaining, slightly chilling tale of a cuckoo in the nest.Sunday Times
Deeply unsettling . . . eminently readable. Will linger in the memory.Observer
A creepy, cold novel in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith. It's perfectly executed.Evening Standard