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 perfect 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.
Clare brings a fresh new voice to the genre with this romantic thriller.”
—J. KENNER, New York Times bestselling author
“This is beautiful writing . . . a distinctive voice. I was totally drawn in.”
—WILLIAM BERNHARDT, acclaimed bestselling author