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A blighted memory. A child who seems never to have existed. A watcher in the shadows.
When they find Evie Sherman, battered and left for dead in a maize field, the young woman has no recollection of who she is. After three days in a hospital bed, the fog in her head begins to lift, and she remembers two names: her own, and that of her three-year-old daughter, Angel.
The police can find no evidence of the girl's existence. But in the depths of her amnesiac darkness, Evie knows her daughter's voice, her chameleon eyes, every precious hair on her head--and that Angel is in grave danger. So how can she be losing her mind?
As Evie's grasp on reality slips away, she finds herself haunted by the same three-word warning: Trust no one
. But whom is she being warned against? The police? The doctors and nurses? Or the mysterious figure who's been watching her, who knows all her secrets, has a hidden agenda--and perhaps their own twisted version of reality. Praise for Debbie Howells and Her Novels "A combination of lyrical writing and smart mystery. It's a winner."--Sandra Block on The Beauty of the End "An intriguing dark psychological thriller--truly brilliant " --Lisa Jackson on The Bones of You "Has been compared to Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones. Unusual and haunting." --Library Journal on The Bones of You