Shipcott in bleak mid-winter: a close knit community where no stranger goes unnoticed. So when an elderly woman is murdered in her bed, village policeman Jonas Holly is doubly shocked. How could someone have entered, and killed, and left no trace? The investigation is quickly snatched away from him by abrasive Detective Marvel. But someone in the village blames Jonas for the tragedy. Someone seems to know every move he makes. Someone thinks he’s not doing his job. And when the killer claims another vulnerable victim, these taunts turn into sinister threats. Blinded by rising paranoia and fear for his own invalid wife, Jonas strikes out alone on a mystifying hunt. But the threats don't stop - and neither do the murders . . .
Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa and now lives in Wales. She has worked as a journalist
and screenwriter and her script The Locker Room earned her the Carl Foreman/ Bafta Award for Young
British Screenwriters. Her first novel Blacklands, was a TV Book Club choice in 2010.