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About the book
Astrid is a successful event manager, aged thirty-nine. At the exact moment when her career and motherhood become too much, she drops her iPhone into her young son’s bathwater. For the outside world, which continually makes demands on her, she is suddenly impossible to reach. Then she does the unthinkable. She walks out of the house, starts her car, and drives away from her desirable neighbourhood. On the motorway she comes to her senses and is panic-stricken. She hurries back, fearful something will happen to her five-year-old son Louis. But when she unexpectedly finds her husband David’s car parked outside the house, she doesn’t dare show her face. From then on she is in search of a way back into her own life. Peter Terrin succeeds in keeping the reader in suspense from beginning to end as he tells the story of Patricia, a woman in crisis who is forced to question everything she thought she knew about herself.