Is Elly's love affair with a New York cocaine dealer too deep and dark to be broken - even by an old friend? When Marla responds to Elly's call from America she finds herself ensnared in the twilight world of drug smuggling. Though she thinks she can see through the lies, Marla too begins to get sucked in, equally fascinated and repelled by Lenny, master of the cocaine circuit. In the end, who is she most frightened of - the drug or her 'golden boy' Lenny? Obsession, betrayal and revenge twist into an ever-tightening knot in this tense psychological tale.
Sarah Dunant has written eight novels, edited two books of essays and worked widely in television, radio and in print. Her most recent novel, the bestselling The Birth of Venus, has been the subject of major acclaim both here and in the United States. She lives in London and Florence