Annie Howarth is living a restless life in a restless town. It's 1984 and for a mining community in South Yorkshire, the strikes mean tensions are running high. Then a murdered girl is found on the moors and the anxiety levels are pushed to a dangerous breaking point.
Married to the Chief of Police, Annie should feel safe - William can be secretive, though surely whatever he's hiding is for her own good.
But Annie is keeping her own secrets. Ten years ago the man she loved was ripped from her life in a scandal that still haunts the both of them, and now his return will put her family, her marriage, even her life, at risk.
An atmospheric and suspenseful novel you'll find impossible to put down, from the talented Richard & Judy best seller.
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Historically accurate, absorbing.
Narration was excellent. You know it is when it never distracts from the story.
The story was set during the 1980s national minors strike. The context was spinkled with points that painted an accurate socio-political climate without overwhelming the story of the individual characters. Douglas wrote with an impressive, and rather beautiful, light touch. Each character was approprately well drawn according to their significance. This is my first by this clearly very skilled author. I look forward to listening to, or reading, her other books.
- Ann D
A good domestic thriller that keeps you guessing