When Melissa Craig arrives for a stay in Uphanger Manor in the Cotswolds, she walks straight into an atmosphere of hostility and suspicion, which alerts her crime-writer's mind. Why is the owner, Stewart Miles Haughan, so unpopular with his employees? What lies behind the tension between him and his wife? Who is the composer of the haunting poems that keep appearing among his correspondence, and why is he taking them so seriously?
Haughan practically coerces Melissa into trying to track down the anonymous poet. Then things start to turn nasty . . .'Full of sharp insights with an unexpected twist in the tail' Val McDermid