Trafalgar City Police Sergeant, John Winters, is faced with the case of his life and he's not allowed to investigate it. His beautiful, former super-model wife, Eliza, is accused of the murder of a sleazy photographer who knew a lot of secrets that she preferred stayed hidden. Constable Molly Smith, Winter's subordinate, is hindered in her investigations by a sadistic ex-con and her own, ailing, father. This is a cracker jack novel that kept me devouring the story until the fabulous surprise ending.
When you are sitting next to a loved one in hospital for weeks and weeks, it takes something really compelling to distract you. Molly and Winters were with me through many hours at my mother's bedside. Delany made them real for me; I'd swear the town of Trafalgar exists. The many-layered plot unfolds at just the right pace...a delight for true mystery lovers. This is one of Delany's best.