Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed.
Everyone has secrets
Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death.
Especially those closest to you
The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer. As her father is too ill to talk it is up to Sophia to clear her mother's name. And to do this she needs to delve deep into her family's past - a past full of dark secrets she never suspected were there . . .
What if your parents had been lying to you since the day you were born?
My name is Helen Callaghan and I write fiction whenever I’m left unsupervised. I live in Guildford amongst teetering piles of books.
I’ve always written, it’s my one constant. I was at various points a student nurse, barmaid and drama student. Eventually I settled into bookselling, working as a fiction specialist and buyer for a variety of bookshops, and did that for nearly ten years. In the end I became restless and studied for A-levels at night school. I achieved a place at Cambridge University as a mature student, where I studied Archaeology.
My debut novel, Dear Amy (2016), was a top ten Sunday Times bestseller. Everything is Lies followed in 2018 and Night Falls, Still Missing in 2020. My latest novel, The Drowning Girls, will be published this coming Summer by Michael Joseph.