A parent’s worst fear is realised when seven-year-old Libby Hallforth goes missing at a funfair. There are no witnesses, no leads, no trace. Her mother says she only took her eye off her for a second and her father has a quick temper. What might have been happening behind closed doors?
Months later, after the trail for Libby has gone cold, DI Jake Porter and DS Nick Styles find human remains, but that’s just the tip of a gruesome iceberg.
Everyone is a suspect, nobody can be trusted, including the Hallforth family. The chances of getting justice for Libby are fading fast, along with Porter’s chances of stopping a killer before they strike again.
‘Scragg has produced another excellent gritty and edgy thriller. If you like Mark Billingham or Mari Hannah’s books, you should meet DI Jake Porter and DS Nick Styles, a partnership that fizzes with intelligence and bleak humour … Relentlessly gripping’ Peterborough Telegraph