Published: February 2019
'CREEPY AND EVOCATIVE... BUT WHAT GIVES THIS NOVEL PARTICULAR APPEAL IS THE SIXTY-SOMETHING CENTRAL CHARACTER, WHOSE ABRASIVE MANNER HIDES A WARM HEART' Guardian
'SET TO GIVE TYNESIDE'S VERA A RUN FOR HER MONEY' Lancashire Post
'IMPECCABLE CRIME WRITING' Maxim Jakubowski, Crime Time
In a quiet village surrounded by the imposing Italian Alps, a series of brutal assaults take place.
Police inspector Teresa Battaglia is called in when the first body is found. Soon more victims are discovered - all horrifically mutilated - and when a new-born baby is kidnapped, Teresa's investigation becomes a race against the clock.
But Teresa is also fighting a battle against her own body, weighed down by age and diabetes, and her mind, once invincible and now slowly gnawing away at her memory...