The new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Straw Men and The Intruders. A heart-stopping tale of secrets, lies and our culpability in our own misfortunes.
On a beautiful summer's afternoon four-year-old Scott Henderson walked out onto a jetty over a lake in Black Ridge, Washington State. He never came back.
John Henderson's world ended that day, but three years later he's still alive. Living a life, of sorts. Getting by. Until one night he receives an email from a stranger who claims to know what happened to his little boy.
Against his better judgement Henderson returns to Black Ridge, unleashing a terrifying sequence of events that threatens to destroy what remains of everything he once held dear.
Bad things don't just happen to other people - they're waiting round the corner for you too. And when they start to make their way in through the cracks in your life, you won't know until it's far too late...
`Fast-moving, sinister and highly accomplished ... This is ferocious storytelling of the highest order, with corkscrew twists and turns that make it deliciously scary as the secrets unfold.' Daily Mail
`Marshall's thrillers get creepier with every book.' Mirror
`A great read, with a plot packed full of twists and turns' News of the World
`A top-notch thriller with rapid, corkscrew twists and turns' Irish Examiner
Praise for The Intruders:
`A good, taut thriller, with lots of action and a very gripping ending; Marshall takes the reader with him on the investigation with a great deal of guile and style.' Guardian
`Devilishly clever ... a tautly crafted page-turner of the highest order.' Bookpage
`Bestseller Marshall outdoes his own high standards with this potent blend of suspense, paranoia and just plain creepiness ... a provocative and supremely intelligent thriller' Publishers Weekly
`Captures a sense of the menacing inevitable ... one of the more bracingly depressing tales of mystery and terror to have been published in recent years' Time Out
`Subtle, satisfying - and really scary.' Kirkus Reviews
Michael Marshall is a novelist and screenwriter. Before becoming an internationally bestselling thriller writer with `The Straw Men' and its follow-ups, he had already established a successful career under the name Michael Marshall Smith: his groundbreaking first novel, `Only Forward', won the Philip K. Dick and August Derleth Awards, and its critically acclaimed successors `Spares' and `One of Us' have been optioned by major Hollywood studios. He lives in North London with his wife, son and two cats.