'Taut, clever, compelling and guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat...' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
You think you know her...
But look a little closer
She is a stay-at-home mother of three with boundless reserves of patience, energy and love. After being friends for a decade, this is how Liz sees Jess.
Then one moment changes everything.
Dark thoughts and carefully guarded secrets surface - and Liz is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her friend, and about herself.
From the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal - a new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us.
'A deep dive into the dark side of motherhood. Highly recommended' Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said
'Compelling, beautifully written, so perceptive and emotionally devastating. Like Anatomy of a Scandal, it feels like an important book as well as a brilliant read' Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party
'Sarah Vaughan turns her pin-sharp attentions to the blame game that is early parenthood, raising the stakes to truly fearful levels. This tense, absorbing read will have parents - in fact, all readers - turning the pages deep into the night' Louise Candlish, author of Those People
'Little Disasters takes on another topical and emotive issue with the same skill and command Vaughan showed in Anatomy of a Scandal' Cara Hunter, author of All The Rage
'An emotionally terrifying story. Sarah has impressively created characters whose pain and fear is all too real. I could not put this book down' Heidi Perks, author of Now You See Her
'Vaughan explores the darker impulses of motherhood - the fear, fury and despair; the frantic juggling, loss of control and exhaustion - and of course the overwhelming love. Refreshingly assured and punchy writing that is sure to hit a nerve' Lucy Atkins, author of Magpie Lane
'A brilliant storyteller, Vaughan serves up every mother's nightmare with consummate skill and a big heart. Clever. Totally compelling. Impossible to put down' Eve Chase, author of Black Rabbit Hall
'I loved it and didn't want to put it down. So, so good on motherhood and friendship' Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request
'I read this with a fascinated, mounting sense of horror because it could all be too true. Compulsive reading with an ending I didn't see coming' Jane Corry, author of I Looked Away
'A true psychological thriller shows us, as all the best ones do, that the scariest place is not the dark alleyway but inside the pathways of our own minds. Compelling... and important' Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty
'An immaculately researched and compelling story about the devastating fall out from one mistake' Jane Shemilt, author of The Playground
'Each character is brilliantly drawn, and the book delivers surprise after surprise' Claire Fuller, author of Bitter Orange
'Absolutely brilliant; an emotionally devastating story, brave and honest' Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake
'Sarah's writing is so impressive and skilful - the book is gripping, meticulous, and touches the raw nerves of parenthood' Terry Stiastny, author of Conflicts of Interest
'A fabulous twisty look at early motherhood and friendships. Domestic noir and psyche thriller, it's brave and brilliant' Fionnuala Kearney, author of The Book of Love
'Sarah Vaughan manage