Harry Richmond - ambitious businessman and failed politician - is missing at sea, presumed dead.
Ellen, his wife, emerges from her grief to discover that the Harry she knew and loved had many secrets - secrets which threaten to undermine everything that Ellen holds dear. Was Harry's death a simple accident? The enigmatic Moreland enters Ellen's life and tries to uncover the truth.
But it is a truth that at least one person would perfer left undisturbed.
For in matters of deceit, some victims are more innocent than others . . . 'Ms Francis excels herself . . . you'll love it' Today 'Plenty of action, and more than enough murderous surprises' Independent 'A gripping tale of a woman's quest to discover the truth about her husband's death . . .' She 'The best she has done yet . . . finished at three a.m. with the rain pouring outside and a little shiver in the spine' Frances Fyfield, Daily Telegraph 'In the top rank of crime novels' Irish Press