Nina Todd Has Gone

He leant close so I could feel his breath on my ear. ‘You and I both know,’ he said, ‘that there is no such thing as good.’

Nina Todd is not the sort of person you’d notice in the street – and that’s the way she likes it. She keeps her head down and tries to live a quiet life: dull job, dependable boyfriend, no disruptions. If there are questions about Nina that remain unanswered, they are questions that even those closest to her don’t dare to ask.

When Nina meets the unnervingly handsome Rupert during a conference, it leads to the kind of empty adulterous encounter that she’d rather forget. But it soon becomes clear that Rupert doesn’t feel the same way, and when he starts to turn up everywhere – gorgeous, worrying, distracting – her carefully constructed life begins to fall apart. He won’t let her out of his sight – is it pure infatuation, or something more sinister? Who is Rupert, and what is the power he holds over her? And who is Nina Todd?

Nina Todd Has Gone explores what happens when ordinary lives are turned upside-down and their darkest secrets exposed. As gripping as a thriller, this is a masterly novel from the author of As Far As You Can Go.

‘Glaister makes you feel you are there, and makes you wish for almost anywhere else’ Daily Telegraph ‘A natural storyteller who knows how to keep the reader turning the pages’ Independent ‘This is a first-rate psychological thriller and Glaister sustains the edginess to the end’ Mail on Sunday ‘Glaister is an expert plotter and her story has a chilling plausibility … a story whose message will linger long after the book is closed’
– Scotsman

`Glaister is masterly at creating psychologically damaged creatures … Glaister’s evocation of the underside of ordinary lives, and disturbed Nina’s struggle to reconstruct herself, makes this an engrossing read’
– Clare Colvin, Daily Mail

`Taut psychological thrillers have become Lesley Glaister’s stock-in-trade … the game of cat-and-mouse between the protagonists is consistently absorbing’
– Mail on Sunday