The stage is set for one of the most electrifying and intriguing thrillers of all time. Dominic Fornier is the detective who finds himself at the heart of the investigation. A simple provincial case that becomes one of the largest and most important in criminal history; the case of a lifetime, but one that seems impossible to win.
Fornier's only hope is to try to prove a link between the two boys ... the final missing key that will expose the killer.
A chilling journey through forensic, medical and psychiatric evidence between France, America and London; a breathless paperchase of clues extracted from a young boy's psyche; revenge, blackmail and political corruption behind a trial that captures a nation ... and a desperate race against time to catch a murderer who will stop at nothing to cover his tracks.
'Another impressive British début in the gardens of crime ... [a] psychological and legal thriller with a difference' Time Out
'A classy, well-written and unusual thriller' Yorkshire Post