by LJ Ross
Book 1 in the DCI Ryan series (2015)
When Detective Chief Inspector Ryan has to take a break from his homicide assignment, he retreats to the Holy Island, seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a homicide detective.
A few days before Christmas, his peace is shattered and he is thrust back into the murky world of murder when a young woman is found dead amongst the ancient ruins of the nearby Priory.
When former local girl Dr. Anna Taylor arrives back on the island as a police consultant, old memories swim to the surface making her confront her difficult past. She and Ryan struggle to work together to hunt a killer who hides in plain sight, while pagan ritual and small-town politics muddy the waters of their investigation.