One is dead. One is Missing. Who is next?
Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is first on the scene as a stolen car crashes on a misty, wet Manchester morning. The driver is dead, but the biggest shock awaits her when she discovers the body of a child wrapped in plastic in the boot of the car.
As Jessica struggles to discover the identity of the driver, a thin trail leads her to a set of clothes buried in the woods and then to a list of children’s names abandoned in an allotment shed. With the winter chill setting in and parents looking for answers, Jessica must find out who has been watching local children, and how this connects to a case that has been unsolved for 14 years.
"The fourth of Wilkinson's crime novels to feature the psychologically wounded but tenacious Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel confirms the heroine as one of the new stars of the northern British police procedural. DCI Banks, not to mention Scott and Bailey, had best look out. Daniel's stories also have more than a touch of the unforgettably downbeat, ever resilient Jack Frost. Wilkinson's first Daniel story, Locked In, was self-published and rapidly became a conventional bestseller. He has blossomed since. . .Wilkinson's story spreads like a pool of blood, showing his growing confidence, and as it does so, so his talent becomes ever more obvious." - Daily Mail