A stunning new psychological thriller from Britain's most exciting crime writer, the award-winning Val McDermid . . .
Four in the morning, the end of December and snow is smothering St Andrews. Student Alex Gilbey and his three best friends are staggering home from a party when they stumble upon the dying body of a young woman. Rosie Duff has been raped, stabbed and left for dead. And the only suspects are the four young medical students stained with her blood.
Twenty-five years later, Fife police mount a could case review. Among the unsolved murders they're examining is that of Rosie Duff. But someone else has their own idea of how justice should be done. One of the original quartet dies in a suspicious house fire. Soon after, a second is killed in what looks like a burglary gone sour.
But Alex fears the worst. Someone is taking revenge for Rosie Duff. He has to find out who it is before he becomes the next victim. And it might just save his life if he can uncover who really killed Rosie all those years ago.