If you were looking for a word that would describe this book to someone asking what the tone of this thriller was it would havfe to be ‘gentle’.
Set in the 1950s in Somerset the shocks of the war are left in the past and even when a dead body is found up on heathland it is discovered in a fairly gentle way. The reader is given none of the detail that other authors might have put in around blood, wounds and ghoulish expressions on the corpse.
But what makes this story interesting is the fact that the body found by the main character Francis Pettigrew is in exactly the same place as one he discovered when he was a child. His inability to talk about that crime when he was a child is repeated and it looks like his silence might prevent the crime from being solved.
A review will follow on completion…