Sam Turner returns to his home town, after completing a case in Nottingham, to find storm clouds gathering and the police waiting for him. He discovers that two of his ex-wives have been killed and that he is a suspect. Sam is released on condition that he does not leave York, but he sees a pattern in the two murders and guesses that the next victim will be another of his exes - Julie. Sam rushes to Oslo, where Julie now lives, but his efforts are in vain. She too is killed.
Her murder marks out Sam as a prime suspect. He goes on the run, dodging not only the police, but the real killer.
Sam Turner finds himself embroiled in a terrifying mystery where he is both the fugitive and the detective, trying to anticipate the moves of the murderer and save his own skin.