WINNER OF THE NGAIO MARSH AWARD BEST FIRST NOVEL 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NGAIO MARSH AWARD BEST NOVEL 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE NED KELLY AWARD BEST FIRST FICTION 2019
'Almost nothing will turn out as it initially appears in this devastating novel of psychological suspense.' - Publishers Weekly, starred review
DON'T TRUST HIM. IT WASN'T ME. IT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN ME.
Meet Evie, a young woman held captive by a man named Jim in the isolated New Zealand beach town of Maketu. Jim says he's hiding Evie to protect her, that she did something terrible back home in Melbourne.
In a house that creaks against the wind, Evie begins to piece together her fractured memories of the events that led her here.
Jim says he's keeping her safe. Evie's not sure she can trust Jim, but can she trust her own memories?