A detective novel from the pen of Ian McFadyen, author of Little White Lies and Lillia’s Diary, featuring DI Steve Carmichael. Once again, deft plotting and subtle characterization provide an enthralling and morally searching read and a masterly update on the classic English crime novel.
Set in rural Lancashire, this quietly gripping novel takes place during a winter freeze. Heavy snows have been forecast and everyone is hunkering down. In the village of Moulton Bank, however, Detective Inspector Steve Carmichael and his wife have been invited to a Valentine?s Day dinner party given by local celebrity Caroline Lovelace, the presenter of a popular TV chatshow. Neither she nor her MP husband has ever taken any notice of the DI before, so Carmichael is feeling a little bit flattered.
When one of Lovelaces’ guests fails to turn up, however, and is later found to have seemingly abandoned his car in the middle of a nowhere, DI Carmichael begins an investigation that will lead him into unexpected places and to unexpected people.