When a man wrongly arrested for murder hangs himself, forensic psychologist Jill Kennedy, who helped put him away, leaves her job and moves to a sleepy village. But when the vicar's wife is murdered, Jill discovers village life isn't the retreat she'd hoped to find. And while Jill's excolleague and ex-lover, DCI Max Trentham, sees the case as cut and dried, someone else has other ideas. It seems that Jill's past is coming back to haunt her.
Shirley Wells was born in the Cotswolds. When she went to live in Cyprus she began writing short stories, and when she moved again, this time to the Orkney Isles, she switched to full length novels, of which she has published a dozen so far.