Another haunting psychological thriller from Carla Banks, as people trafficking impacts on three disparate lives with shocking consequences. It's Roisin Massey's first time in Saudi Arabia and she has a lot to learn. From behind the veil, Riyadh seems a hostile and forbidding place, for all its exotic beauty and opulence. Suddenly she's dependent on the man she married only 48 hours ago after a three-month relationship. Joe has lived in Saudi before; he knows how things operate. But Roisin is about to discover that Joe has not told her everything about his time in the Desert Kingdom -- the drug thefts from the hospital where he worked, the friend he saw beheaded in as-Sa'ah Square, the woman who fell to her death. Soon the ghosts from Joe's past come back to haunt them both -- and murder follows in their wake!
Carla Banks grew up in a scholarly family. Her father, an eastern-european cavalry officer, came to the UK as a wartime refugee where he met and married her half-Irish mother. Carla Banks has been an academic for most of her working life and is fascinated by the power of language. She lives in the north of England and now writes full time.