Author(s): Susan Hill
The ninth Simon Serrailler case, from the bestselling author of The Woman in Black
His last case put Simon Serrailler in mortal danger and left him confronting a new reality. Recovering on the remote Scottish island of Taransay, his peace doesn't last long. He must take on a murder enquiry for the local police who are struggling to deal with a massive terrorist incident.
It's good to be back on the job. When Simon returns to Lafferton, an arsonist is on the rampage and a woman whose daughter disappeared some years before, is haunting the police station seeking closure. She will not let it rest, and Simon is called in to do a cold-case review.
At home, Simon is starting to get used to having a new brother-in-law - in the form of his Chief Constable Kieron Bright. His sister Cat has embarked on a new way of practising medicine, and his nephew Sam is trying to work out what to do with his life. Their tricky father, Richard, is living in France with a new companion. But things change, as always, and in a way which does not make Cat's Chief Constable husband very happy.
In this gripping new Serrailler thriller, Simon's personal and professional lives intertwine in more complex and devastating ways than ever before.