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Charlotte Parsons

Charlotte Parsons CJ Parsons was born in Britain and grew up in Canada. She graduated from Montreal's McGill University with a degree in psychology and went on to earn a graduate degree in journalism. She worked as a newspaper reporter at Canada's Globe and Mail before moving to Hong Kong, where she became a columnist at The South China Morning Post. She also spent two years covering crime, seeing first-hand the disturbing forces that drive people to kill, something that has informed her writing to this day. After returning to Britain, she moved into television news, working as a broadcast journalist for both the BBC and CNN International. CJ is now a senior producer at CGTN. She lives in north London with her twelve-year-old daughter


Carrie Haversen is a lonely single mother whose inability to read facial expressions has left her socially isolated. Terror enters her life when the one person she loves - her daughter Sofia - is abducted from a playground. So when a friendly stranger brings the child safely home, Carrie believes the darkest chapter of her life has ended - and an amazing new one has begun. Because she embarks on a romantic relationship with her daughter’s saviour, as well as a close friendship with the woman who led the search for Sofia. For the first time, Carrie doesn’t feel like a lonely outsider. But one of these good Samaritans may know more about the abduction than they’re lettng on. And Carrie’s inability to read people could end up puttng both her and Sofia in mortal danger