Felicity’s Cornish idyll is shattered by the turmoil in her personal life. A small banking crisis in the late 80s rises to the surface two decades later; its ripples spilling over into Oxford and St Ives.
As ever Annie remains a fixed point in an alarmingly tumultuous world. Fizzie is torn between the demands of her friends and relations – especially daughter Mel with the birth of her second child.
And of course Chief Inspector Keith Penrose is another problem.