He wants to destroy her reputation.
He wants to destroy her life.
He wants to destroy . . . her.

Nessa Donati used to be a happily married mother with a successful music blog and satellite radio show. But that was before her husband John relapsed on drugs and went missing. That was before he was presumed dead. And before she was framed for his murder.

When a commenter on Nessa’s blog starts harassing her online, Nessa shrugs it off. Trolls are a part of internet life. But eventually the troll begins threatening her safety and releasing personal details . . . details only her husband would know.

As Nessa’s life is dismantled piece by piece, her only option is to find John and put a stop to the lies. But when their son becomes a pawn in his twisted game, she must face a disturbing truth: Maybe John isn’t tormenting her, after all. But if he’s not . . . who is? And how far will this monster go to exact revenge?

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Loved this story. Very well written. Characters full of mystery. Storyline quite suspenseful. Good twist at the end that I did not see coming!

I can’t remember the last time I literally could not put a book down. I loved The Drowning Game, but wasn’t expecting to like this novel even more than her first.

This is an amazing story with likeable and well-developed characters, and is extremely well-written. LS Hawker is an author to watch. Can’t wait for the next book!


Taps perfectly into the fear of what can happen when someone targets you over the internet and won’t stop until they get what they want — the total and complete ruin of your life. The truth is that there’s nowhere to hide from the all-knowing internet and the people who want to use it for destruction, and Hawker’s spot-on thriller explores this to its terrifying, twisted conclusion.

Foreign Covers





Skin Graph Silversun Pickups
Album: Neck Of The Woods
Year: 2012
16 He War Cat Power
Album: You Are Free
Year: 2003
Down by the River Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Album: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Year: 1969
17 Starless King Crimson
Album: Starless and Bible Black
Year: 1974

I’m Stuck In A Condo (With Marlon Brando) The Dickies
Album: Idjit Savant
Year: 1995

Marlon’s song

18 Good Lovin’ The Grateful Dead
Album: Shakedown Street
Year: 1978

Pink Moon Nick Drake
Album: Pink Moon
Year: 1972

Daltrey’s song

19 Bone Machine The Pixies
Album: Surfer Rosa
Year: 1988
5 Roads Portishead
Album: Dummy
Year: 1994
20 Ideal World Girlpool
Album: Before The World Was Big
Year: 2015

Eternal Life (Album Version) Jeff Buckley
Album: Grace
Year: 1994

John’s song

21 Chinese Rocks The Heartbreakers
Album: L.A.M.F.
Year: 1978

Secrets Van Halen
Album: Diver Down
Year: 1983

Isabeau’s song

22 Rehab Amy Winehouse
Album: Back to Black
Year: 2006
Private Life The Pretenders
Album: Pretenders
Year: 1980
23 The Prey Dead Kennedys
Album: Too Drunk to Fuck EP
Year: 1981

Brother Trouble! Londonbeat
Album: Londonbeat
Year: 1995

Brandon’s song

24 Spill The Wine Eric Burdon and War
Album: Eric Burdon Declares “War”
Year: 1970
10 Candy-O The Cars
Album: Candy-O
Year: 1979

25 Use Once & Destroy Hole
Album: Celebrity Skin
Year: 1998

Nessa’s song

11 Radio, Radio Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Album: This Year’s Model
Year: 1978
26 Animals Nickelback
Album: All the Right Reasons
Year: 2005
12 Smooth Sailing Queens Of The Stone Age
Album: …Like Clockwork
Year: 2013
27 F**k You Cee Lo Green
Album: The Lady Killer
Year: 2010
13 Too Deep The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
Album: Midnight Sun
Year: 2014
28 Somewhere Down The Crazy River Robbie Robertson
Album: Robbie Robertson
Year: 1987

14 Lookin’ After No. 1 Boomtown Rats
Album: The Boomtown Rats
Year: 1977

Otto’s song

29 Smells Like Teen Spirit Accordion Rock
Album: Accordion Rock
Year: 2015

Otto’s ringtone

15 d|p 1.1 William Basinski
Album: The Disintegration Loops
Year: 2002

This is over an hour long, so I snipped off just the last ten minutes of it for you.

30 Fame David Bowie
Album: Young Americans
Year: 1975

31 Love, Reign O’er Me The Who
Album: Quadrophenia
Year: 1973