Publication Day: 25th February 2024
Publisher: Inkubator Books
Lou has finally found a friend. Now she’ll do anything to keep her.
Anna is in a good place in her life – a husband she loves, a great job, a lovely home. Everything is perfect.
But then she gets a call from an old girlfriend, Lou, whom she hasn’t seen for twenty years. Lou, now seeming troubled and off kilter, wants to confess to a fatal hit-and-run from back in the day – an accident which Anna helped cover up. If Lou goes to the police, Anna’s life is over, she’ll lose everything she has worked so hard to build.
Anna can see that Lou is not in a great place, and hopes that if she can help her old friend get back on her feet, she’ll forget about confessing. So Anna invites Lou to move into her home.
Lou is delighted and sees this as a sign that Anna still loves her, that they really are best friends forever.
But Lou isn’t easy to live with. At first, she’s demanding, then openly menacing – using her desire to confess as a weapon to get what she wants.
Anna realizes she needs to get free of Lou no matter what it takes. But when she finally acts decisively, she opens the gates to hell.
Because Lou is far more disturbed than Anna realizes, and enraged by her rejection, she plans a revenge beyond Anna’s wildest nightmares.