“[An] impressive psychological thriller…Banner keeps the reader guessing to the end.” - Publishers Weekly

A woman’s idyllic life becomes a deceptive hall of mirrors in a thriller of exquisitely constructed psychological suspense by A. J. Banner, bestselling author of The Good Neighbor.

Elise Watters seems to have it all—a blissful marriage, a gorgeous Victorian home surrounded by lush gardens, and a dream job running her late mother’s herbal boutique.

But on the eve of her first wedding anniversary, Elise makes a shocking discovery that turns her life upside down and casts doubt on everything she thought she knew—about her marriage, her friends, and even herself. As she treads into dangerous territory, Elise is forced to wonder: Is her whole future at stake? Or is paranoia getting the best of her?

If she is to believe what she sees, Elise has every reason to fear for her life…




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“I started it one morning and finished it late the same night. A. J. Banner is a master of smart psychological suspense.” 

—Cristina Alger, bestselling author of The Banker’s Wife and Girls Like Us

“A fast-paced ride that leaves you guessing until the last page... Engrossing and fun, I read it in one sitting.” 

—Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of The Good Liar and I’ll Never Tell

“A real page-turner of a mystery that leaves the reader second guessing all the way to the end.“ 

—Cynthianna Matthews for Authorlink