The repercussions of a brutal murder echo across the years in this gripping novel from legendary thriller writer Geoffrey Archer.
Tom Sedley's idyllic summer vacation in a leafy post war suburb of north London came to an abrupt and shocking end on the 14th September, 1948 when his sister was brutally murdered in woodland near his house.
A tramp was arrested for the crime, but Tom's childhood ended that day – and his lifelong search for the truth began.
Marcus Warwick was Tom's neighbour and best friend, but the murder changed their relationship forever. Both were sent to the Korean War two years later, Marcus as an officer and Tom as a humble radio man. When they met in the chaos of war, both knew a gulf of distrust and class had opened between them – and Tom had never shaken the suspicion that Marcus had had something to do with the murder.
Only years later, when Tom stumbles across his sister's secret diary, do the events of 1948 begin to make sense – and allow him to seek final justice for her murder.