Bradley Noris, by all accounts, was as bad as they come. He’d disappeared years ago, and no one regretted his departure. Twenty years later, he walks into the pub in his picture-book English village, and someone decides to right some ancient wrongs.
But he’s just the first.
Detective Inspector Tom Quill, battling the bottle and his own searing memories, doesn’t need a homicide investigation to make his life more complicated. But when the phone rings, he answers.
As each day passes, the case becomes more tangled and nothing is clear. With no solid leads and no suspects, Quill is reduced to following procedure and hoping something breaks.
When it does, it starts him on a pursuit that may finish everything.