The fifth instalment in the bestselling DCI Daley series. Perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride and Ann Cleeves.
'One of the UK's most loved crime writers' SUNDAY POST.
As World War II nears its end, in the shadow of the great warships in Kinloch harbour, a man is stabbed to death. Many years later, the postman on Gairsay, a tiny island off the coast of Kintyre, discovers that the Bremner family are missing from their farm. There's a pot on the stove and food on the table, but no sign of the family.
When D.C.I. Jim Daley comes into possession of a journal written by his wartime predecessor, Inspector William Urquhart, he soon realises that the Isle of Gairsay has many secrets. With the assistance of his trusty sidekick, D.S. Scott, and new boss, Chief Superintendent Carrie Symington, Daley must solve a wartime murder to unover the shocking events of the present.
'This is a crime setting far from smoky pubs and the bookies' shops ... Little fishing boats are more important in this tale than black marias' THE TIMES.
'The remote peninsula and the claustrophobic nature of small-town life are perfectly painted' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY.