An involving layered and thrilling story of secrets lies and revenge FIVE BAD DEEDS takes us far beneath the surface of suburban bliss into the dark heart of human desire. . . . Riveting! --Lisa Unger New York Times bestselling author of SECLUDED CABIN SLEEPS SIX [A] devastating suspense novel . . . .This is a must-read for fans of Tana French and Gillian Flynn. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Acclaimed internationally bestselling author Caz Frear ratchets up the suspense in this outstanding standalone psychological thriller--a gripping tale of revenge loyalty and the secrets hidden between the walls of the most beautiful home in town. Ellen Walsh has done something very very bad. If only she knew what it was . . . Teacher mother wife and all-around good citizen Ellen is juggling nonstop commitments from raising a teen and two toddlers to job-hunting to finally renovating her dream home the Meadowhouse. Amidst the chaos an ominous note arrives in the mail declaring: People have to learn there are consequences Ellen. And Im going to teach you that lesson. Right under your nose. Why would someone send her this? Ellen has no clue. Shes no angel--a white lie here an occasional sharp tongue there--but nothing to incur the wrath of an anonymous enemy. Shed never intentionally hurt anyone. But intention doesnt matter to someone. Someone blames this supposed good person for all the bad theyve experienced. And maybe they have reason to? Because few of us get through life without leaving a black mark on someone elses. Could the five bad deeds that come to haunt Ellen explain why things have gone so horribly wrong? As she races to discover whos set on destroying her reputation and her future Ellen continues to receive increasingly threatening messages . . . each one hitting closer to everything she cherishes.