I have no idea why I bought this book. I can't remember if it was recommended, or if I just fell over it somewhere. Mind you - the author notes would be enough to make me sit up and take notice - 'Esther Verhoef was born in 1968 and gained recognition for her critically acclaimed action thrillers Restless and Under Pressure. Both were shortlisted for the Golden Noose and Under Pressure was awarded the Diamond Bullet, both prizes for best thriller of the year. She is also the author of Rendez-Vous, which was awarded the 2006 Silver Fingerprint, the Dutch public award for best thriller of the year. Close-Up has also won this accolade.'