A brutal murder punctures the tranquillity of a rural idyll: a middle-aged couple are found stabbed to death; their teenaged daughter is missing. Where is Gemma? Demands the headline of the Rutland Record. Alison, chief reporter, endeavours to unravel the truth and in doing so must confront the shadows of her own, shocking past and the bleakness at the heart of the prettiest of the prettiest of English Country Counties.
Louise Doughty is the author of five novels, CRAZY PAVING, DANCE WITH ME, HONEY-DEW, FIRES IN THE DARK and STONE CRADLE. CRAZY PAVING was shortlisted for four awards including the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize and FIRES IN THE DARK won awards from the Arts Council of England and the K.Blundell Trust. She is also a recipient of an Ian St. James prize and a Radio Times Drama Award. She has written five plays for radio and worked widely as a journalist and broadcaster in London, where she lives.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (February 27, 2014)