Simon Serrailler Book 6
A cold case comes back to life in this sixth book in the highly successful Simon Serrailler detective series 'eagerly awaited by all aficionados' (P.D. James)
Freak weather and flash floods all over southern England. Lafferton is underwater and a landslip on the Moor has closed the bypass. As the rain slowly drains away a shallow grave – and a skeleton – are exposed; twenty years on, the remains of missing teenager Joanne Lowther have finally been uncovered. The case is re-opened and Simon Serrailler is called in as Senior Investigating Officer. Joanne, an only child, had been on her way home from a friend’s house that afternoon. She was the daughter of a prominent local businessman, Sir John Lowther. Joanne's mother died -- heartbroken -- two years after her daughter disappeared. Cold cases are always tough, and in this latest in the acclaimed series from Susan Hill, Serrailler is forced to confront a frustrating, distressing and complex situation.
“Not all great novelists can write crime fiction but when one like Susan Hill does the result is stunning”
“The Betrayal of Trust isn't only a page-turner - though it certainly fulfils that expectation - it's also a thought-provoking novel about those who suffer and those who care for them”
Laura Wilson, Guardian
“Susan Hill's Serrailler novels are a real treat”