When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it’s not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days.
Rebus fears the worst - and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be he prime suspect.
He wasn’t the best father-the job always came first-but now his daughter needs him more than ever. But is he going as a father or a detective?
As he leaves at dawn to drive to the windswept coast-and a small town with big secrets-he wonders whether this might be the first time in his life where the truth is the one thing he doesn’t want to find.........