Paul Cooper, a sales management consultant is married to Maria, and the couple moved to Port Lonely to live.
Paul is a man with secrets who has maintained a distance from his wife, which has led to her feeling increasingly lonely and isolated in this tiny wealthy community. Maria has assuaged her inner need for human connection by taking a lover, Daryl, an impoverished country club instructor and waiter.
As her feelings for Daryl grow, Maria teeters on the brink of making the momentous decision to either stay with Paul for financial security or to settle for Daryl and poverty. She feels an inner rage when she accidentally finds evidence that Paul has been concealing huge secrets that make her feel she barely knows her husband.
She begins to concoct plans to make him pay for his deceit and consolidate her future with Daryl.
Paperback: 352 pages
Product dimensions: 13 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
Publisher: Orion (4 April 2019)
Steve Cavanagh is a critically acclaimed, Sunday Times best-selling, author of the Eddie Flynn series. His third novel, The Liar, won the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the year 2018. Thirteen won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime novel of the year 2019. He is also one half of the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast. His latest novel, FIFTY FIFTY, is out now.