Published Nov 2016
Once a thing is known it can never be unknown.
By day Frances Hinton works in a medical library, by night she haunts the room of a west London mansion flat. Everything changes, however, when she is adopted by charming Nick and his dazzling wife, Alix. They draw her into their tight circle of friends. Suddenly, Frances’ life is full and ripe with new engagements. But, too late, Frances realizes that she may only be a play thing, to be picked up and discarded once used. And that just one act in defiance of Alix’s wishes could see her lose everything…
Clever and engrossing.
David Lodge, Sunday Times
Observer, Books of the Year
Witty, intelligent and tirelessly perceptive.