"A Supurb Mystery" - Washington Post "a modern Master" - The Wall Street Journal
Retired Detective Inspector Frank Elder has fled the Cornish coast, but he can't escape the past. Susan Blacklock would be thirty now. But 14 years ago she disappeared, and the case has gone unsolved. Now, with one of the suspects out on parole, pretty Emma Harrison has gone missing. With cryptic messages and a few planted clues, the killer is drawing Elder into the very heart of the matter.