'A supreme story-teller on top form' The Times.
'A beautifully crafted novel with skilful characterisation and a plot which twists and turns ... this story of loss, deceit and family tragedy lingers long after you've finished the book' Daily Express.
'Penney has a real gift for storytelling and this tale [...] is pretty compelling from the beginning' Glasgow Sunday Herald.
'Highly impressive thriller ... a terrific novel with much disturbing wisdom amid the thrills' A.N. Wilson, Reader's Digest.
'A marvellously atmospheric piece of writing' Financial Times.
'Chilling' Daily Express.
'a story teller on top of her game' Independent.
From the Inside Flap
Rose Janko is missing. It has been seven years since she disappeared, and nobody said a word. When Rose married the attractive Ivo Janko, she became part of travelling Gypsy family. But many wondered at the time, were they really suited? Rose is quiet and shy; Ivo - taciturn, yet charismatic. Rumour had it she ran off when her baby boy was born with the family's genetic disability. But her father Leon is not so sure. He wants to know the truth and he hires a private investigator to discover it. Enter Ray Lovell, a small-time PI who has the added advantage of being of Gypsy descent and therefore not an outsider. He agrees to take the case. But after seven long years he fears the trail has run cold, and his investigation is hampered by the very people who ought to be helping him - the Jankos. They are a close-knit clan, and the last thing they want is a stranger digging around in their private business. Ray cannot understand their reluctance to become involved. Why don't they want to find Rose Janko?
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