We all had lovely manicures until we chewed off our nails reading this thriller. At the centre of the story is haunted mom Laurel, who has been living in limbo since her teen daughter, Ellie, disappeared a decade ago. A budding romance with ultra-charismatic author Floyd Dunn is a welcome distraction for Laurel, until she meets Floyd’s nine-year-old daughter…who looks just like Ellie did at the same age. Switching between past and present, this book is so juicy, you should probably avoid making any plans once you start reading.
For the latest in fashion, beauty and culture, sign up to receive ELLE's daily newsletter.