Thirty-five The Hill is an ordinary house in an ordinary street, owned by an apparently ordinary young couple. But it is about to become infamous.
For when Police Constables Janet Taylor and Dennis Morrisey are sent to the house following a report of a domestic disturbance, they stumble upon a truly horrific scene - a scene which leaves one of them dead and the other fighting for her life and career.
Inspector Alan Banks, currently acting superintendent, has been leading the hunt for a serial killer who has so far abducted five young women in the Yorkshire area. Banks is immediately called to The Hill, where, it seems, his identity has finally and gruesomely been revealed.
But the capture of the serial killer is only the beginning of a shocking investigation that will test everyone to the absolute limit.