"..another superbly plotted tale of mystery and suspense which is Robinson’s forte.."
DCI Banks is called out to see the body of a young woman found incongruously in a crashed car abandoned on the moors and marked by Police signs of Police Aware. Investigations seem to indicate that she has committed suicide, unlikely as that seems to her friends. Shortly afterwards another body is found in odd circumstances: a well-dressed businessman discovered at the foot of a ravine on the moors, with no apparent means of accessing the isolated spot.
Both deaths could be innocent but both have elements that make Banks uneasy. As the investigations continue, a disturbing set of circumstances lead to a frightening reminder of past encounters. Underneath the façade of respectability and calm lies a murky and unsavoury truth.