The Dark Path
‘A chilling, gut-wrenching thriller’ Helen Fields
’Extremely scary scandi-noir…first class’ Daily Mail
The perfect wife.
The perfect mother.
The perfect lie.
A gripping page-turner for fans of The Couple Next Door, Michelle Sacks’s You Were Made For This provocatively explores the darker side of marriage, motherhood and friendship.
Doting wife, devoted husband, cherished child. Merry, Sam and Conor are the perfect family in the perfect place. Merry adores baking, gardening, and caring for her infant son, while Sam pursues a new career in film. In their idyllic house in the Swedish woods, they can hardly believe how lucky they are. What perfect new lives they’ve built for themselves, away from New York and the events that overshadowed their happiness there.
And then Merry’s closest friend Frank comes to stay. All their lives, the two women have been more like sisters than best friends. And that’s why Frank sees things that others might miss. Treacherous things that unfold behind closed doors.
But soon it’s clear that everyone inside the house has something to hide. And as the truth begins to show through the cracks, Merry, Frank, and Sam grow all the more desperate to keep their picture-perfect lives intact.
Praise for The Dark Path
‘Extremely scary scandi-noir, definitely not for the squeamish… the writing is first-class.’ Daily Mail
‘This dark, unflinching look at motherhood, friends and marriage is unsettling but addictive’ Fabulous Magazine
‘A domestic thriller in which dreams unravel into nightmares.’
‘A chilling, gut-wrenching psychological thriller with an extraordinary intense narrative and utterly believable characters.’ Helen Fields
‘Dark, unsettling, and utterly absorbing … I loved it from first page to last.’ Amanda Jennings
‘Bloody Nora! If dark toxic relationships are your thing, this is one for you. Unsettling intensity with each page turned, arresting and intriguing. I read it holding my breath.’ Nina Pottell