Ronnie Sidney is a perfect child. The illegitimate son of a wartime romance, he gives his mother the unconditional love she so craves. In his mother’s eyes Ronnie is faultless: a ray of sunshine in her grey life. But as cracks begin to creep into Ronnie’s facade of youthful charm, a very different character starts to emerge.
For Susan Ramsey, life is easy. Cherished by her parents, she knows nothing of hardship or misery. Until a sudden tragedy thrusts her into a dark and disturbing world.
When Susan and Ronnie meet, the attraction is instant. Each recognises in the other a long-awaited soul mate. Finally, Ronnie feels able to remove his mask of perfection – with consequences more dreadful than either could possibly have foreseen . . .
Praise for Apple of My Eye
‘A dark and bloody tale which keeps the tension going right until the last page . . . A superb, intelligent read’ –Joanne Harris
‘A compelling novel that draws you deep into the world of children at the mercy of the dangerous adults. Disturbing and gripping’ – Natasha Cooper
‘An intense, gripping read’ – Heat
“The ghastliness of the English class system lies at the heart of Redmond’s creepy, psychological thriller…Du Maurier meets Patrick Hamilton.” Guardian
“Measured and chilling” Observer
“A head fry of a thriller as a love story turns dark, brooding and bloody” Daily Mirror
“Plausible characters, well crafted dialogue and nicely observed vignettes of post-war Britain” Sunday Telegraph
“The lurking tension and twisting cruelty in Redmond’s writing and plotting makes for a hypnotic, compelling read” The Bookseller