But it seems no one on the island is talking. Determined to get at the truth, Craine starts asking questions. Someone has a dark secret to keep, and Craine is getting in the way... And all too soon he finds himself tangled up in a deadly network of fear and violence. When the police arrive the body has inexplicably disappeared. Or - in his already tormented state - did Craine imagine it in the first place? But within hours he stumbles across the dead body of a young girl on the beach. PI John Craine has come to Hale Island to get away from it all - the memories and the guilt, and a past that just wont let go.