Synopses & Reviews
Detective Inspector Tom Mariner's troubled past is about to catch up with him in this intriguing mystery
Grieving the death of his ex-lover, Detective Inspector Tom Mariner has taken two weeks' leave to recuperate, seeking peace and solitude in a remote corner of Wales. The last thing he imagined was to find himself caught up in a murder investigation - with himself as the prime suspect. But when his walking holiday is interrupted by the discovery of a dead body, Tom discovers that there are a number of disturbing secrets being kept behind the closed doors of the ancient stone farmhouses that populate the region.
"Well-crafted characters" Publishers Weekly
"Collett demonstrates her aptitude for juggling multiple story lines and for creating memorable characters." Library Journal Starred Review
"Clever plotting and brilliant characterization ... With devilishly clever plot twists and turns, Collett knows just how to keep police procedural fans happy" on Stalked by Shadows Publishers Weekly
"A gripping plot, a likable yet flawed hero, and plenty of unusual twists make this one an excellent choice for British-procedural fans." Booklist
"Fans of complex British police procedurals will find a great deal to like in DI Tom Mariner's fourth investigation"
"Collett is a wonderful writer, subtle, clever, strong on atmosphere and character" on Blood of the Innocents Yorkshire Post
About the Author
Chris Collett lives in Birmingham where she teaches both children and adults with learning disabilities. She is the author of five previous Detective Inspector Tom Mariner mysteries.