Ethan Haddock is discovered in his apartment, dead, apparently by his own hand. His professor is taken in for questioning, and rumors swirl that his death is the result of a student-teacher bad romance. The story hits the media, an investigation is opened, the professor is suspended, and social media crusaders and trolls alike are out for blood.
Marlitt Kaplan has never investigated love affairs. A former detective turned research assistant, she misses the excitement of her old job. When her mother, a colleague of the accused professor, asks for her help, Marlitt finds herself in the impossible position of proving something didn't happen.
Without the authority to interview suspects or access phone records, she will have to get closer to a victim's life than ever before. But will she get too close to see the truth?
A tale of ambition, lies, obsession and murder.
Praise for Lauren Nossett
'A thoroughly gripping mystery' Karin Slaughter
'Twisty, dark and brilliant' Sally Hepworth
'A fearless new voice in crime thrillers' Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
'Marlitt Kaplan is a heroine for our times' Justine Ford
Lauren Nossett is a professor turned novelist with a Ph.D. in German literature. Her debut, The Resemblance, won the ITW Thriller Award for Best First Novel. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.