East London. The discovery of a man's body in Epping Forest with a message pinned to his chest rekindles old memories of a disturbing case DS Aria Hassan thought solved 13 years ago, a case that left a bitter imprint on her and contributed to wiping away a promising future at the Metropolitan Police.
Convinced that Laura Johnson has come back to seek revenge and recover her son, her sharp detective instincts and intuition seem to have been revived within her.
With this thirst for truth and a renewed passion for her career, Hassan soon finds the first few clues, setting into motion a breathtaking investigation that makes her doubt everything and everyone, but Mark Johnson in particular. He had been the only witness in the trial against Laura, his wife, and, more disturbingly, there were no records or traces of his life from before he met Laura Johnson.
Who is this man and what does he want?
Will Laura complete her revenge and take her husband’s life?
Will DS Hassan be able to solve the murder and prevent more killings?