1984, Fife: Heiress Catriona Maclennan Grant and her baby son are kidnapped. The ransom payoff goes horribly wrong. She is killed while her son disappears without trace.
2008, Tuscany: A jogger stumbles upon dramatic new evidence that re–opens the cold case. For Detective Sergeant Karen Pirie, it's an opportunity to make her mark. But it's an opportunity that comes with a high risk price tag.
1984, Fife: At the height of the politically charged national miners' strike, Mick Prentice abandons his family to join the strike–breakers down south. Labelled a blackleg scab, he might as well be dead as far as his friends and relatives are concerned.
2008, Fife: A young woman walks into a police station to report Mick Prentice missing. And since Karen Pirie's already immersed in 1984, another inquiry with a cold trail ends up on her desk.
Past and present intertwine in a dark novel of psychological suspense that explores the intersection of desire and greed.