DS Pete Gayle’s family problems are still unresolved and about to get worse when circumstances thrust him into another murder case. A woman’s body has been found in woods outside the city. The frenzied killing and the way she was left, naked and posed, send conflicting signals. Was she known to her attacker or is a potential serial killer operating in South Devon? With no clues at the scene, Pete and his team must first identify the victim before they can even start looking for a suspect.