When Sophie Lilburn leaves London for the sleepy town of Westmead, so that her husband Chris can pursue his dream of singing in a cathedral choir, she knows that it will bring changes to her life. But she is not prepared for the claustrophobia of Quire Close, or the extent to which her career, her relationships, and even her marriage will be affected. She learns that eleven years earlier, a young girl was murdered in the Close. The girl was never identified, and her killer was never apprehended. Meanwhile, in the bleak East Anglian fens, Jacquie Darke sets forth on a quest to find her missing sister. It is a journey that will lead her to heartbreak, self-knowledge, and danger. A killer has struck once. Will he strike again?
Kate Charles lives in an overly large Victorian house with her husband and their Jack Russell terrier. Her favourite hobby is visiting churches. She has been chairman of the Crime Writers' Association.