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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Ruth Dugdall's vels are intelligent and gripping, with a sophisticated psychological sensibility. She is a huge talent.' Sophie Hannah 'An absolute tour de force that left me thinking for days.' Alex Marwood They came for me, just like I knew they would. Luke had been dead for just three days. Rose Wilks' life is shattered when her newborn baby Joel is admitted to intensive care. Emma Hatcher has all that Rose lacks. Beauty. A loving husband. A healthy son. Until tragedy strikes and Rose is the only suspect. Now, having spent nearly five years behind bars, Rose is just weeks away from freedom. Her probation officer Cate must decide whether Rose is remorseful for Luke's death, or whether she remains a threat to society. As Cate is drawn in, she begins to doubt her own judgement. Where is the line between love and obsession, can justice be served and, if so...by what means? New Edition includes exclusive material and author Q&A A clever, sophisticated, psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, S.J. Watson, B A Paris and Sophie Hannah
Ruth Dugdall studied a BA (Hons) degree in English and Theatre Studies at Warwick University, and then an MA is Social Work at UEA. She worked as a Probation Officer for almost a decade, working in prisons with numerous high-risk criminals. The Woman Before Me (Legend Press, 2010) was informed by her experiences. Ruth's professional background gives her writing authenticity and credibility.
Winner of Luke Bitmead Writer's Bursary 2009 and CWA Debut Dagger 2005. Shortlisted for New Angle Prize for Literature 2011 and People's Book Prize: Fiction 2011.