From the acclaimed author of Hell Bay
The Island of Tresco holds a dark secret
Someone will kill to protect.
Ben Kitto has become the Scilly Isles' Deputy Chief of Police. As the island's lazy summer takes hold, he finds himself missing the excitement of the murder squad in London. But when the body of professional diver Jude Trellon is discovered, anchored to the rocks of a nearby cave, his investigative skills are once again needed.
At first it appears that the young woman's death was a tragic accident, but when evidence is found that suggests otherwise, the islanders close ranks. With even those closest to the victim refusing to talk, it seems that plenty of people might have had reason to harm her. As the islanders remain guarded, Ben Kitto suspects a killer is on the loose in Tresco.
Everyone is a suspect. Nobody is safe.
About the Author
Kate Rhodes is an acclaimed crime novelist and an award-winning poet. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, the writer and film-maker, Dave Pescod. She visited the Scilly Isles every year as a child which gave her the idea for this new series. She is one of the founders of the Killer Women writing group.
'Kate Rhodes directs her cast of suspects with consummate skill, keeping us guessing right to the heartbreaking end. I'm a fan'
'Evocative, immersive, twisty'
‘A vividly realised protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storyline’
Sophie Hannah, Daily Express
‘A pacy psychological thriller’
Laura Wilson, Guardian
'Kate writes so beautifully and with such an authentic sense of place. The whole book tingles with tension. I hope it does for the Scilly Isles what Ann Cleeves did for Shetland'
‘Both the plot and the writing keep one thoroughly engaged throughout’ Daily Mail
‘One of the most absorbing books I've read in a long time - perfectly thrilling’
‘Gripping, clever and impossible to put down’
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st January 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.44