"Brilliant. A thriller with intelligence and bite." JW Petes, author of the soon-to-be-released 'The Cruise'.
"The old woman sends delightful shivers up your spine." Mary Naylus, author of 'The Dresskeeper'.
Lawyer Roland Metcalfe believes he has landed his dream job - an all expenses paid trip to Sydney to defend the infamous IT guru, multi-millionaire Paulie Smith.
Accused of the murder of 14-year-old Sean Devises, Smith flees the UK the minute bail is granted and it is Metcalfe's job to keep him in Sydney and out of jail. Metcalfe's glamorous and demanding wife is not the only reason Metcalfe is eager to keep his new client satisfied - in England a nasty secret threatens to expose itself and sunny Sydney is just about far enough away to protect him.
Back in the UK, young prosecutor Janey Robson begins to uncover some inconsistencies in unsolved cases that might be related to Smith's extradition, but her boss, Zack Lehman, has other, more personal matters on his mind, and is reluctant to waste time on unsolved mysteries.
Meanwhile, Sean Devises' mother has plans of her own for Smith. Locating a person who provides a very specific and illegal service for bereaved parents, she sets in motion a chain of events that will have dramatic and tragic consequences.
Originally published in the US as 'The Day You Die'.