A dead grandfather. An impossible witness. A cover up that may set a killer free.
On a wet winter's evening in a northern British city, Karen and Jerzy Krasowski attend a psychic reading in a pub. For fun. But when the psychic tells Karen something awful has happened, the couple flee back to their home to make a grisly discovery: Karen's father has been brutally murdered.
Detective Sergeant Alicia Friend returns to work, where her interest is piqued by the notion of a psychic witness. Which is impossible, isn't it? And when the psychic goes missing, Alicia employs her ridiculously perky brilliance to penetrate the network of lies buried just beneath the surface of a successful middle class family.
While DS Friend and DCI Murphy try to solve a murder, an MP caught up in her own scandal is monitoring the case very closely. There doesn't seem to be a connection between her and the victim, so what is she hiding? And can she derail the case?
In Alicia's first case in many months, she is at first relieved to land what looks like a straightforward murder, but is soon embroiled in an increasing body count, a political coverup, and a web of secrets that might just tear an innocent family apart.
This is the fourth in the Alicia Friend series.
1. His First His Second
2. In Black In White
3. With Courage With Fear
4. A Friend In Spirit
5. To Hide To Seek (novella for summer 2018)