A new DI Jack Dylan novel - the prequel, set in 2003, that tell us how it all began and written by the husband and wife team who are the storyline consultants to TV's Happy Valley and Scott & Bailey.
No amount of training could have prepared DI Jack Dylan for the chain of events that greeted his return home from police college.
A fatal accident on the A62 turns out to involve his wife. Add to that: murder, betrayal, attempted suicide, corruption, arson and a personal attack, and all Dylan's experience will be tested to the full.
Only the arrival of a new admin assistant, who seems to understand him, offers a glimmer of hope amid personal tragedy.