Inspector Andy Dalziel and his partner Peter Pascoe are called in to investigate the abduction of a little girl. They find connections to a 15-year-old case in which three girls disappeared during a flood that wiped out their small town. A New York Times Notable Book for 1998 and a 1999 Publishers Weekly Best Book.
After 12 years of silence, a child killer has resurfaced in Yorkshire. Detective Andy Dalziel is determined not to fail again. But his only chance of uncovering the killer's identity rests on what one small child saw and what another child, now grown, fears with all of her heart to remember.