4 June, US & UK 

The Day She Died

Jessie Constable is a survivor. She holds it together with her job and a couple friends, making sure her dreams and fears are hidden deep inside her. She’s learned not to look for much more. Then Gus King appears and turns her careful life upside down. Gus’s wife has killed herself and his kids need Jessie. But who is the ragged stranger she sees from the corner of her eye? Why are men she doesn’t know threatening her? And where did all the money come from? She wants to believe she can work it all out and make a happy ending. But a girl who’s been burned as much as Jessie should know why things seem too good to be true.

"cracking read, irresistible narrator"
Val McDermid
"a deliciously disturbing tale of deception and self-deception ... McPherson is a persuasive and immersive writer at the crest of her powers."
- Alex Marwood, Edgar winning author of Wicked Little Girls.

"a tour de force, a creepy psychological thriller that will leave you breathless  " 

– Kirkus, starred review.

"Keep the lights on and batten down the hatches, for McPherson's psychologically terrifying stand-alone demands to be read all night ... a top-notch tale of modern gothic suspense" 

 - Library Journal