'The past isn't like that: you can't just bury it, mark it down as history. It's taken more than 125 years, but the events of 1879 have finally washed up'
It's not the best start to DCI Grant Foster's day: standing over a mutilated body in a windswept London churchyard. Although the killer has left a rather cryptic clue.
Young genealogist Nigel Barnes is getting bored of his job researching other people's family histories. So when DCI Foster comes calling for help, he seizes the opportunity, and soon uncovers another murder in the same cemetery, more than 100 years before.
When a second body is found, Foster knows the killer is sending a message – the clues to which are hidden in the tangled bloodlines that lie between 1879 and now. But time is fast running out. Because if Barnes is right about his blood-history, the killing spree has only just begun . . .
From the author of the bestselling Who Do You Think You Are? comes a haunting crime novel of blood-stained family histories and murders that refuse to die.