Newly promoted DS Julie Kite is at a crossroads. Her husband's desire for a different life takes her away from urban Manchester and its inner city problems to tranquil mid-Wales. It is to be a clean slate for them both. On her first day at her new police station, Julie is thrust unexpectedly into the centre of an investigation into a suspicious death in a remote farming community.
Back in Manchester, Stephen Collins is set free from prison. Bible in hand he makes his way to the scene of the heinous crime for which he was imprisoned, in order to confront those who had a hand in his incarceration.
The twists and turns of the investigation into solicitor Gareth Watkin's death force DS Kite to confront her own demons as well as those of her rural community and, ultimately, to uncover the lengths to which we go to protect our families..
'Bought this to read on a long flight- couldn't put it down - even for the free food! Well paced, interesting plot with a few twists and turns, evocative descriptions. Really enjoyed it.' Amazon Customer
"Newton turns a very elegant phrase. The dialogue is so natural, you can almost hear the characters talking. The story is full of twists and turns cleverly interwoven with local knowledge. This is a vivid portrayal of rural life without clichés or stereotyping and the calculated but believable plot with its parallel threads will keep you guessing right to the end. " John Cleal, Crime Review