Bird's grandfather is dying, haunted by the image from his youth of a woman hanging from a tree. Before he dies, Bird vows to uncover the true story behind this woman. Even if it points to her grandfather being a murderer.
Jane Adams was born in Leicester and, though it is far too far from the sea, still lives there. Her first crime novel, The Greenway, was nominated for the CWA John Creasey award and also for the Authors' Club award. She has written several series: Mike Croft (beginning with The Greenway); Ray Flowers novels (the 'Angel' series) and more recently the Rina Martin and Naomi Blake books as well as several stand alones and various short stories.