One morning she returns home and finds Warren waiting for her. When she looks down from his unshaven face, she recognises the piece of paper lying on the coffee table - a letter from her lover Danny that she'd hidden inside a book. Then she sees the gun in her husband's hand.
It's going to be a long day - for the Fields family, for Danny, for the police - because this is not the only secret in town.
"Iles's way of telling the story lifts him clear of the pack...into a different league." ( Observer)