Book 5 in the DCI Tom Douglas series, published 2016
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
When your life is a lie, who can you trust? Now we once again meet Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas and his colleagues as they investigate a murder in which the corpse has been cut after death to leave a sign.
When Maggie Taylor accepts a new job in Manchester, she is sure it is the right move for her family. The children have settled well although her husband, Duncan, doesn’t appear to be so convinced. Maggie Taylor’s new home in Manchester is newer, with her family back home just a step away.
But nothing prepares her for the shock of coming home from work one night to find that Duncan has disappeared, leaving their young children alone. His phone is dead, and she has no idea where he has gone, or why. And then she discovers she’s not the only one looking for him.
When a woman who looks just like Maggie is brutally murdered and DCI Tom Douglas is brought in to investigate, Maggie realises how little she knows about Duncan’s past. Is he the man she loves? Who is he running from?
She doesn’t have long to decide whether to trust him or betray him. Because one thing has been made clear to Maggie – another woman will die soon, and it might be her.