A perfect village. A great crime.
When two young girls disappear from their number one school, the village of Heighington is put on high alert—and not for the first time. Referred to as in to investigate, Detective Karen Hart is sure that parallels with a previous disappearance are anything but coincidental.
DS Hart is still reeling from a case she tried and failed to solve eighteen months ago, when a young woman vanished and not using a trace. She’s no nearer to the truth of what happened to Amy Fisher, but with two children missing now too, the stakes have never been higher. As she looks to the past for clues, she should confront her own haunting loss, a nightmare she is made up our minds to spare other families.
Hart soon realises that nothing on this close-knit Lincolnshire community is what it kind of feels. Pursuing the investigation with personal vengeance, she finds herself in conflict with her scrupulous new boss, but playing by the rules should wait. Because at the same time as there’s no shortage of suspects, the missing girls are running out of time…