Author(s): Jane Lythell
Some secrets destroy you. Rob and Anna have only just met Owen and Kim. Now they've boarded their handsome old boat to travel to a far off island in the Caribbean. With only the four of them on board, it should be paradise: lazy afternoons spent snorkelling; long nights enjoying the silence and solitude of the sea. But why does Owen never sleep? Why is he so secretive about his past? And why does Kim keep a knife zipped into her money-belt? Anna can usually get people to talk...but this time, does she want to?
'Fascinating and clever. Jane bleeds the past into the present as we realise what has made our four travellers into the people they are ... Jane definitely has a talent for writing psychologically scarred, complicated people. I finished the novel wanting to hug all four and remembering them long after I'd finished reading' The Bookbag. 'A well-paced thriller ... The tension, fear and anticipation mount up throughout the story. The setting is excellent, showing another side to the usual sun-soaked tropical island' Anne Cater, Random Things Through My Letterbox. 'Jane creates a great sense of anticipation as to what is to come by giving little hints that all is not well. I was easily drawn into Rob, Anna, Kim and Owen's world. The descriptions and the atmosphere created by Jane's writing were absolutely perfect' Laura's Little Book Blog. 'I loved the ending of this book, it was unexpected and I'm still thinking about it ... an intriguing read' Lavender Librarian. 'Jane throws a lot of curve-balls into the mix and I started to mistrust a few characters along the way, but was I right to mistrust them? I loved the way the author was able to plant seeds of doubt into my mind. At no stage did I have the storyline figured out and was held captivated until I turned the last page' Cosmochicklitan. 'What better place than the cramped, claustrophobic confines of a yacht for the setting of a thriller? Lythell has done it again, with a meticulously planned and plotted slow-burner of a book' Brighton and Hove Independent. 'Lythell's strength is in her descriptions of the story's idyllic backdrop, the deserted islands and bustling ports. She's also good at conjuring up a beguiling sense of the lazy, hazy days of a Caribbean cruise' Irish Times. 'A dark, mesmerising story where the underlying tension builds slowly' Novelicious.
Jane Lythell worked as a television producer and commissioning editor before becoming Deputy Director of the BFI and Chief Executive of BAFTA. She now writes full time.