A modern housing estate hides a terrible secret in this gritty crime novel from a respected journalist - The scene of a particularly brutal crime back in 1568, the ancient Somerset village of Catcombe has now been transformed into a modern housing estate where the neighbours keep to themselves, terrorized by the resident 'problem family'. When a young vicar is savagely beaten to death, DCI Rachel Moody finds it impossible to make headway in the ensuing investigation amid the pervading climate of fear. But it becomes increasingly clear that more than one resident has something to hide, and a terrible confrontation seems inevitable . . .