When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if, for once in her life, she'?s uncovered a simple death from natural causes. Then Vera spots ligature marks around the victim?s throat...
?Vera revels being back in charge of an investigation again, working with Sergeant Joe Ashworth to find a motive. While Joe struggles to reconcile his home life with the demands of the case, death has never made Vera feel so alive. The duo investigates the victim?s past and discovers a shocking case, involving a young child. Probing the secretive community, they try to stop a killer in the present who can?'t seem to let go of the past.
Part of the The Vera Stanhope Series series.
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