A woman's desperation over her long-missing son leads her into dark places: "A stunning, beautifully disturbing mystery."Foreword Reviews
Five years ago, Susannah Harper's teenage son Joel went missing without a trace. Bereft of her son, and then abandoned by her husband, Susannah tries to accept that she may never know for certain what has happened to her lost loved ones. But then, on the last night of Hull Fair, a Roma fortune-teller makes an eerie predictionon Christmas Eve, Joel will finally come back to her.
Soon, Susannah is drawn into a world of psychics and charlatans, half-truths and hauntings, friendships and betrayalsforcing her to confront the buried truths of her family's past
"Parkin is best at dramatizing the tension between the rational and irrational sides of her heroine's mind."Publishers Weekly
"Utterly addictive."Louise Beech, award-winning author of I Am Dust