Daffodils freeze and shrubs cry in Stormhaven. They call it ‘the Beast from the East’ and the temperature’s unholy; it crucifies all with cruel nails of ice; a Siberian chill piercing their bones. And there will be a further killing tonight – human, not plant; boy, not man.
So begins another case for Abbot Peter and D.I. Tamsin Shah, with the discovery of a young man’s body at the seaside beauty spot of Splash Point. He drowns beneath a cold, uncaring moon; and as P.C. Banville observes, it proves a ‘hungry death’, not sated by one unfortunate corpse. There must, and will, be more.
The investigation will lead the Abbot and Shah into deep but different danger. And it’s not just the killer they need worry about.
Pray for the coming of spring.