A woman’s body is found in the woods. No one knows who she is or why she was left in such a dreadful state. Alex Duggins, owner of Folly-on-Weir’s best pub, The Black Dog, is determined not to get involved—for once. But the person who found the gruesomely mutilated body was young Kyle Gammage, who helps out at Alex’s friend Tony’s veterinary clinic. And she and Tony are reluctantly drawn into the murder investigation.
To protect Kyle and his elder brother, Alex withholds vital information from the police. It’s a misjudgment that will have far-reaching—and possibly fatal—consequences. Then one of them goes missing and what lies beneath is very dark indeed. Will Alex’s silence put her and those she loves in danger?