A "carefully executed police procedural, that hits all the targets" from the bestselling author of Before It's Too Late and The Lies Within (Angela Clarke, author of On My Life).
The floor felt hard beneath her face. Nancy opened her eyes. Blinked several times. A pain seared through her head. She could feel fluid. No. She was lying in fluid.
When a body is discovered in a burnt-out barn in the Warwickshire countryside, DI Will Jackman is called to investigate. Nancy Faraday wakes up on the kitchen floor. The house had been broken into and her boyfriend is missing. As the case unravels, DI Jackman realizes that nothing is quite as it appears and everyone, it seems, has a secret. Can he discover the truth behind the body in the fire, and track down the killer before Nancy becomes the next victim?
"I thought I'd never read a book that came close to the realities of crime and policing. Then I read this."Ian Patrick, author of Rubicon
"A smart, intelligent and tightly woven police procedural with real depth of human emotion at its heart."Rebecca Bradley, bestselling author of the DI Hannah Robbins series
"A sharp, gripping read which drew me in from the first page. With engaging characters and an impressive level of authenticity, this is a police procedural that you won't be able to put down."Caroline Mitchell, author of Silent Victim
"If you like pacy convincing police procedurals this is one for you."Kate Ellis, author of the DI Wesley Peterson crime series