It was his hideout, but now he did not feel safe at all. The birds had suddenly gone quiet, and the boy was certain the man was in the woods below him. And then a voice fractured the unnatural hush. 'I know you're in there.' The voice was harsh but high-pitched, sounding strained. It chilled the boy. Thirty years ago, Jack Renoir's idyllic childhood on his uncle's California apple farm was shattered when he witnessed a brutal murder.
With a single shot, his life changed forever. Three decades later, Renoir is a man preoccupied with secrets and lies - a man who's forgotten how to trust.
But when Kate Palmer walks into his San Francisco office, his carefully-controlled world is turned upside down.
As his defences dissolve, Renoir moves to England with Kate to make a new start.
But old habits die hard, and he is soon drawn into a murky world he hoped he had left behind for good.
When his efforts to help Kate backfire, Renoir finds his unresolved past threatening to destroy his future...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 14/10/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099463450