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A missing girl, a death in paradise, and a race against time to uncover the truth. The thrilling new adventure starring simran singh.
Goa, south India. A beautiful holiday hideaway where hippies and back packers while away the hours. But beneath the clear blue skies lies a dirty secret.
Simran Singh is desperate for a break and some time away from her busy job as a social worker-come-crime investigator. And so the unspoilt idyll of Goa seems just the place - white beaches, blue seas and no crime.
But when a disturbing video appears on her phone, featuring a young girl being attacked by a group of men, she realises that a darkness festers at the heart of this supposed paradise. And when she discovers out that the girl is Liza Kay, a British teenager who has gone missing, she knows she must act in order to save her.
But first Simran must break through the web of lies and dark connections that flourish on these beaches. Everyone, it seems, knows what has happened to the girl but no one is prepared to say. And when more videos appear, and Simran herself is targeted in order to keep her quiet, the paradise soon becomes a living nightmare.
This racy, fast paced novel is a reminder that we, as a society, need to do more because often the victim or rape survivor does not get justice. Once you start reading it, you won't be able to put it down - Khushwant Singh, Hindustan Times
Desai's new thriller around a brutal rape resonates with time Come back quickly Simran Singh. We'd like to know the mystery you're up against next - Kaveree Bamzaee, India Today
Kishwar Desai seems to know her world well and recreates the drug-induced haze of Goa with considerable skill Desai explores a pertinent issue through the eyes of a sympathetic protagonist the story gives you the sensation of riding the crest of a wave - Anjuly Mathai, The Week
About the Author
Kishwar Desai is an author and journalist. She splits her time between Delhi, Goa and London, and is currently working on her third novel.