A little boy is snatched at the gate of his home while he waits for his lift to school. An ex-con struggling to go straight finds himself drawn back into a criminal ring. A young woman hovers between life and death. Detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler is called in to investigate.
But with dead-ends mounting up and time running out, has he taken on a case so complex it threatens to defeat him?'Not all great novelists can write crime crime fiction but when one like Susan Hill does it the result is stunning.' Ruth Rendell