’THRILLING’ Paula Hawkins 'COMPULSIVE’ The Times 'SEARING’ Brit Bennett 'DEVASTATING’ Observer 'UNFORGETTABLE’ Ashley Audrain 'BRILLIANT’ Chris Whitaker Ansel Packer is scheduled to die in twelve hours. But this is not his story. Ansel doesn’t want to die; he wants to be celebrated, understood. Yet now he awaits the same fate he forced on those girls, years ago. This is the story of the women who survive. As the clock ticks down, three women – a mother, a sister, a detective – reckon with the choices that culminate in tragedy, the impact on those in its wake, and the possibility of redemption.