Melisandre - rich, beautiful, possibly insane - has to live with the knowledge of a devastating event in her past. She has not seen her two daughters, now aged 15 and 17, in 10 years. And her husband has moved on, married now to his personal trainer, and seemingly happy.
As Melisandre returns to Baltimore from South Africa, however, there are suddenly more mysterious deaths. And quite what did happen all that time ago has never been clear - what role had each of the members of this unhappy family played? And is anyone telling the truth?
Tess Monaghan, now the mother of a young girl herself, makes a return as the investigator who gets snared in the case.
©2013 Laura Lippman (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd