A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. When Anya, a major witness at a trial, falls to her death in a Polish city, her father in England accepts the suicide verdict but her lover does not. At the heart of the case is the abduction and murder years back of her sister, and the imminence of her killer's forthcoming release and the fact she was about to be exposed as a perjurer and a liar. As both the police and those close to Anya investigate the murky circumstances, the mystery is cleverly examined from various different perspectives and the journey into the past comes in many colours. A dark, psychological thriller about deeply hidden secrets and the aftermaths of death by a much neglected British author with a strong connection to Poland.