Visiting the past creates a very uncertain future for a young policewoman
Detective Sergeant Nancy Devlin is a good cop with a dark secret - a loyalty to drugs trafficker Frank Le Saux, to whom she has been close to since childhood. When a clandestine meeting ends in murder and Nancy is caught in the cross fire, her link to Frank suddenly risks being exposed. Nursing a bullet wound and desperate to cover her tracks, Nancy has to tread a very dangerous line when she’s seconded on to the murder investigation in Brighton, her hometown. Here, Nancy can’t escape her past - in the shape of ex-cop and father Gil Devlin, a man she’d happily never see again, and childhood best friend, Hayley, Frank’s daughter. Hayley is also newly returned to Brighton, and asking her mother, Cherie, difficult questions. Potential allies in adversity, Nancy and Hayley try to rekindle their friendship – but Nancy’s guilty secret casts a long shadow. Nancy must track down the killer while all the time concealing her own role from her new colleagues – among them the enigmatic DS Gunner Martin and eagle-eyed boss DCI Michelle Newman – as well as an old friend from London, DS Kevin O’Dowd, who has always carried a torch for her. Nancy’s mission is soon made more dangerous when the murder scene forensics reveals an unidentified missing witness – and a shocking secret. Can Nancy stay one step ahead of her colleagues – and the killer - in this very classy, gripping new thriller?