Journalist Ben Harper is on his way home when he sees the flames in the churchyard. The derelict community centre is on fire. And a boy is trapped inside.
With Ben's help the boy escapes, only to flee the scene before he can identified. Now the small town of Haddley is abuzz with rumours. Was this an accident, or arson?
Then a skeleton is found in the burnt-out foundations.
And when the identity of the victim is revealed, Ben is confronted with a crime that is terrifyingly close to home. As he uncovers a web of deceit and destruction that goes back decades, Ben quickly learns that in this small town, everybody is guilty of something.
PRAISE FOR ROBERT GOLD
'I couldn't put it down for a single second' LISA JEWELL
'Cliff-hangers and revelations galore' THE TIMES
'This is what every other thriller aspires to be' Reader Review (5 stars)
'Straight from Harlan Coben territory and surely Netflix-bound' IRISH INDEPENDENT
'This is hardcore suspense' LEE CHILD
'So clever, so engrossing' M.W CRAVEN
'You think you've sussed it, but you're completely wrong' Reader Review (5 stars)