Available June 5 in Print, eBook, and Audiobook
A gripping debut that will take you deep into
the dark corners of obsession and family intrigue
Small-town Connecticut art teacher Ellie James finds the intense connection she’s longing for when she meets Will Hastings, a seductive Englishman with an alluring darkness. But just days later, her sister and grandmother are murdered, and she must confront the unthinkable: is Will a man she can trust, a killer—or both?
After surviving a near-fatal attempt on her life, Ellie makes a desperate move: she takes her young niece Lissie and runs to England with Will. There, passion becomes possession, London paparazzi call her by another name, and assassins of a secret society close in when the stunning truth about Ellie’s family is exposed. When Will suddenly disappears after putting a ring on her finger, Ellie must find the strength to elude assassins, disentangle herself from the haunting lies she’s lived for twenty-seven years, and answer one pressing question: who is Ellie James?
EARLY PRAISE AND REVIEWS
Named A 2018 Big Spring Title by Publishers Weekly
“In this romantic thriller debut . . . Clare animates her tale with elegant prose . . .
Evading killers sets the groundwork for a sublimely written story of love and passion.”
“Darkly intriguing and scorchingly sexy; the premise is electrifying.
A delicious combination of mystery, intrigue, romance, and action make this a must-read.
Kelli Clare is a dynamic new voice in the genre.”
—JULIE ANN WALKER, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“Sensual and riveting.”
—J. KENNER, New York Times bestselling author
“This is beautiful writing . . . a distinctive voice. I was totally drawn in.”
—WILLIAM BERNHARDT, acclaimed bestselling author