A British standalone.
Like The Barred Window, this mystery begins with a middle-aged man who is caught up by the past. James is quite satisfied with his wife, his house, his job, when Lily enters his life a second time to tell him he has a young daughter who is involved in a violent death.
From then on we follow James´ story both when he was a teenager, infatuated by his cool school mate Carlo, Carlo´s awkward sister and good-looking stepmother, and the in the present, when James begins to realize that your lying and cheating in the past may come back to haunt you. (Did that make sense at all?)
A bit like Robert Goddard, just better. I bought the book myself.