When a woman is snatched from a wood, Detective Inspector Pat North seizes control of her first major enquiry, one that appears to be over when a local sex offender quickly confesses. With no body and inconsistent statements, North and her team struggle to ensure they have the right man. North's fiancé, Detective Chief Superintendent Michael Walker, is of little support, being distracted by his imminent interview for Commander. When violence rocks two families, loyalties are tested to the limit and people discover how far they are willing to go to protect those they love.
©2002 Lynda La Plante; (P)2003 BBC Audiobooks