Digging for the truth can be fatal...20 years ago, Britain was rocked by the strange disappearance of Claude Gilbert, after the beaten corpse of his wife was discovered hidden in the garden.
Worst of all, scratches found on her makeshift coffin signal that the unthinkable took place - Nancy was buried alive.
Conspiracy theories say hotshot barrister and handsome TV presenter Gilbert murdered his wife and then killed himself, but with no body ever found, the mystery has remained unsolved.
Until now...When Lancashire crime beat reporter Jack Garrett is contacted by someone claiming to be Gilbert's girlfriend, and that he needs him to write the story proving his innocence, Jack eagerly leaps on the chance to clear a decades-old enigma.
But as Jack sets off on the trail of Gilbert - and the news scoop of his career - he quickly finds that the truth is stranger than the headlines. And as Jack chases the story, he and girlfriend Laura McGanity, attempting to earn her sergeant stripes in the local police force, quickly become pawns to a twisted individual with their own agenda...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 27/05/2010
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781847561282