In the Second World War, four Resistance fighters are executed by the Gestapo in France's Occupied Southern Zone.
More than fifty years later a wealthy German family, resident in Provence, is brutally murdered.
When a local gardener is arrested and charged, Daniel Jacquot of the Cavaillon Regional Crime Squad is convinced they have the wrong man.
Four hundred miles away, in Alsace, Marie-Ange Buhl knows it for certain.
Marie-Ange is a psychic and has 'helped' the police before.
She comes to Provence and begins to investigate with Jacquot, and together they uncover a secret that goes back more than half a century, a story of love and betrayal, hatred and blackmail in which his own family had a tragic part to play.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 01/01/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780755322879
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Review by Condorena
Several generations of a German family that have been quietly living in Provence are gunned down in their home. They have been very secretive and unfriendly so the investigation into their death proceeds slowly. Chief Inspector Daniel Jacquot is asked to work along side a German comrade to untangle the mystery of these deaths. Before long a somewhat slow gardener is charged with the crime but there are clues that indicate hidden depths to this situation as well as threads that go back to the past when the olds in the village were young.