‘I slit someone’s throat,’ the man told the woman on the 4.20 from Waterloo to Portsmouth. Two strangers. One shared interest. Murder. Ben slit a man’s throat. Sandra’s son, Carl, witnessed a murder. Sandra fled London to live anonymously in a remote village on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England, where she becomes increasingly isolated, vulnerable and terrorised by an unknown stalker. The police are unable to help and she turns to Ben. What makes a respectable, middle-aged woman want to sleep with a killer? Hate, fear and lies boil over in a page-turner with love at its black heart.The inspiration for the novel came from an actual encounter Joan had with a self-confessed murderer on a train.