According to the attached press release Simone van der Vlugt is a major bestseller of psychological thrillers in her native Holland where The Reunion has sold over 200,000 copies. Her three novels have sold over one million copies combined.
"I stand at the entrance to the beach, my hands in the pocket of my jacket, and look out to sea. It's 6 May and way too cold for this time of year. Apart from a solitary beachcomber, the beach is deserted. The sea is the colour of lead. Snarling and foaming, it swallows up more and more sand."