Internationally bestselling author Alex Gray returns with another dark, twisty mystery featuring Detective Chief Inspector William LorimerEric Chalmers is one of the most popular teachers at Muirpark Secondary School in Glasgow. Gentle and kind, he is the one adult students trust as a confidant. So when precocious teenager Julie Donaldson accuses Chalmers of rape, the school goes into shock. How could a deeply religious family man like Chalmers do such a thing? With some students and teachers supporting Julie, and others standing by Chalmers, life at Muirpark is far from harmonious. And then the situation gets much worse Julie Donaldson goes missing, and the police are called in.For DCI William Lorimer, this is the second missing persons case in a week. Hes had too many sleepless nights worrying about a toddler who has been missing for several days. Julies disappearance adds a further burden to Lorimers already overstretched workload. With each day, the likelihood of either girl being found alive diminishes, and Lorimer finds himself racing against the clock to save innocent lives.
'Engrossing and convincing mystery, elegantly yet efficiently told, showing once more that Gray is a writer worth investigating' Scottish Daily Express
'Gray gets better by the book' Times
'An artfully constructed psychological mystery' Daily Mail
'A gritty, fast-paced read' Sun
About Alex Gray
Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers' Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing, and is the Scottish Chapter convenor for the Crime Writers' Association. Married with a son and daughter, she now writes full time.