Sarah Tucker - a young married woman, bored and unhappy with her life - becomes obsessed with trying to find a little girl who disappears after a neighbouring house is destroyed by a massive explosion. She soon discovers that people she thought long dead are still alive and those living are fast joining the dead. What begins in suburban south Oxford ends on a remote and unwelcoming Scottish island as the hunt for the missing child takes Sarah out of her marriage and onto a journey with a troubled ex-soldier. A brooding sense that there are secret forces raged against her make this story of a young woman caught in a web of deception powerful and dramatic.
©2003 Mick Herron (P)2004 Isis Publishing Ltd