A new case for DCI Jack Finch * Will appeal to fans of Thomson's popular Holmesian pastiches * A welcome return of DCI Jack Finch in his 20th book after a long absence The village of Northrope presents a decorous and affluent face to the outside world which passes its well manicured gardens. Solitary widower Alex Lambert, protective of his beloved deaf daughter Charlotte, prefers to keep himself to himself amongst the well-to-do population. That is until the charismatic and smooth Noel Murray moves into the neighborhood and Charlotte goes missing while walking home from school. Are the two events linked? Which of Northrope's respectable faces is wearing a mask? The investigation to find Charlotte before it is too late is a fraught one for DCI Jack Finch and his colleague DS Helen Wyatt, but particularly painful memories for Alex are dredged up which threaten to engulf more than just himself . . .