Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of four novels. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. Mary lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children.
Clara has hit rock bottom. Dealing with a newborn, a demanding pre-schooler, ageing parents and money struggles is hard enough and Clara is having to face all of it on her own. Clara’s husband Nick has been killed in a car accident and there doesn’t seem to be anyone other than Clara concerned about finding out exactly how it all happened. True, Nick could be impatient behind the wheel. Also that Nick had been going through some business troubles – he owned his own surgery and it had been a big financial risk for him to branch out into private practice. Clara is certain however that Nick was not the only driver involved in the crash.
In the family car being driven back from her dancing class by her father that day was their daughter Maisie. Maisie isn’t telling what she saw, but little by little is revealing her new fears to her mother. Clara becomes more convinced that Nick was driven off the road, and her own investigations make clear to her that the most likely suspects are known to the family. Undeterred by the lack of useful assistance from the police, Clara pushes on through crushing maternal exhaustion to find out why it is that someone thought her loving husband Nick needed to be killed.