This is the story of Suzie and Beth, two childhood friends who meet again by chance after nearly 30 years. Beth is now a successful criminal lawyer, who, purely by chance, is chosen to defend Suzie, now a down- and- out who has just shot 2 people in cold blood. As with all Lesley Pearse's previous books, a skillful plot is interwoven with love,passion,heartbreak and human triumph over tragedy. In my opinion this book is a little different to her other novels so far, more of a thriller, and not quite so harrowing or unputdownable as her previous ones. This having been said, Lesley Pearse is a wonderful storyteller, and she researches her background particularly well. Present fans could not possibly give this book a miss, although for new readers i would say read" Trust Me"or" Never Look Back" first to experience Lesley's writing at its very best.