The discovery of a corpse after a violent storm sends shockwaves through a close-knit racing community in Berkshire. Antique dealer and ladies’ man Glyn Cole went missing two years ago and now his skeletal remains have been found in a place no one would ever think to look. Until his mysterious disappearance, Cole brought chaos in his wake and his absence had been a relief to many.
What kind of person are you? If you caused a death - but no one else saw - would you confess? Five years have passed since former jockey Mark Presley chose to stay silent about the hit-and-run accident that left a young woman dead.
Jockey Pat Vincent has ambitions to win the best races and become a wealthy sporting hero. But Pat knows his dreams will never be fulfilled, so he's devised a brilliant new scam that, if discovered, would see him warned off for life. Pat's girlfriend, Zoe, is starting her second full season as an apprentice jockey. A talented rider, she has every chance of becoming champion apprentice, if she's not sidetracked by the disasters of her sister Harriet's unhappy marriage.
Eighteen painful months ago, jockey Danny Clark's fiancée Kirsty was murdered. Now he's found happiness with her best friend, Tara - though it seems strange to move Tara into Kirsty's place in the cottage. Tara is on a knife edge. She's focused not on her future with Danny but on her past. A trainee solicitor, Tara knows enough to put her corrupt former employer and his drug-baron client in prison for years.