“Ann had known him immediately. Even in the dark. Even with the ski mask covering his face. More importantly, she had known why.” Dorothy Hardy and Ann Lee have two things in common. Both are social workers with connections to the scandal-hit Calderbank childrens home. And both had been abducted… But there is another link between the two women – their former colleague Dr Christine Radcliffe, a sophisticated, self-possessed consultant psychologist. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Jameson, in a race to find the women alive and well, cannot ignore this connection. Especially when Christine is clearly nursing a dark, violent secret from her past.