Imogen Green is gone. Her favourite underwear is not in her drawer, her sexy summer dress no longer hangs in the wardrobe and her passport is not in the bureau. She has left her cat, her garden and her boyfriend, Toby Doubt.As Imogen's departure sinks in, Toby sets out to discover what could have driven his lover away. When he happens upon a letter from an old flame he decides he will find the man she has left him for and kill him. But as Toby blunders through his first week without Imogen it becomes clear that he isn't being honest with himself - or anyone else. Imogen's departure just doesn't add up: no-one goes skiing in France in June; Imogen's father keeps phoning and despite Toby's best efforts the dark fears at the edge of his consciousness keep gnawing away at him. Imogen is missing. Surely, deep down, Toby knows where she's gone and whether she'll be back.This love story with a heart-breaking twist leaves a good man wondering whether there is anyone left to catch him as he falls.
Olivia Liberty is a freelance journalist who writes regularly for the Evening Standard and the Mail on Sunday, she also has a column on thefirstpost.co.uk. She lives in London.