A fifteen-year-old girl has gone missing in the middle of the night. The following morning her boyfriend is found brutally murdered in his home. Was the girl responsible for the murder, or is she also a victim of the killer? But who would want two teenagers dead? The aftermath of a personal tragedy finds police detective Gemma Woodstock in the coastal town of Fairhaven with her son Ben in tow. She has begged to be part of a murder investigation rather than take the time to figure out how to handle the next stage of her life. As she searches for answers, while navigating her son's grief and the hostility of her new colleagues, the mystery deepens and old tensions and secrets come to light. Gemma is haunted by a past missing persons case – a case that ended in tragedy and made her question her instincts as a cop. Can she trust herself again? Bestselling author of the Dark Lake and Into the Night.