Eager to be back at work after recovering from a near-fatal injury (in the eighth installment, The Soul of Discretion), chief police inspector Simon Serrailler takes on a cold-case review for the Lafferton police about a girl who disappeared some years before. Meanwhile, his family adjusts to changes of its own, as his sister marries Chief Constable Kieron Bright. But in this novel by the author of the classic I'm the King of the Castle, an arsonist goes on a deadly rampage in Lafferton, and Simon's personal and professional lives intertwine in more complex and devastating ways than ever before.
"Hill's writing prowess is on full view here.... A good choice for Louise Penny fans."—Booklist