Kate Allen introduces Marta, a lesbian of Basque origin working as a telephone psychic. Already you will judge that this is an unusual setting for a conventional murder story. Then find Marta deep in a clinical depression and follow her and her cousin Mary-Clare (whose telephone number I would love to get) as they try to get Marta healed and another ill lesbian out of prison. The book explores dysfunctional and damaging relationships in the lesbian and straight world. Kate Allen's eye is very keen and you will recognise many characters and situations which an aching acuteness.