With the discovery of a woman’s skeleton in a shallow grave, the case is assigned to Detective Chief Inspector Andy Gilchrist. When visiting the grave, although all forms of identity have been removed from the body, Andy does find a piece of evidence that he assumes must have been overlooked.
The Post Mortem dates the skeleton as thirty plus years, invoking memories for Andy of the death of his brother killed in a hit and run 35 years ago. No one was ever brought to account. As Andy seeks to indentify the skeleton, he begins to fear that his brother could be linked to the crime. Could his brother be the girl’s killer? And so Andy finds himself forced to face the unthinkable.
Whilst he is grappling with the possibility of his brother being the killer, someone has it in for him, and loses no time to implicate him in evidence-tampering, with the result that Andy is suspended pending am investigation.
When the girl is identified there are many twists and turns as Andy tries to reconstruct the events of thirty-five years ago. As his investigations proceed he uncovers many contradictions as he attempts to unravel the web of deceit surrounding the events of the past. Racing against time, the story culminates in a stunning edge-of-your seat climax. Highly recommended
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes