Is it ever truly possible to atone for killing someone? How far would you be willing to go to try?
After the death of his son in a freak accident, DI Harlan Miller's life is spiralling out of control. He's drinking too much. His marriage and career are on the rocks. But things are about to get even worse. A booze-soaked night out and a single wild punch leave a man dead and Harlan facing a manslaughter charge.
Fast-forward four years. Harlan's prison term is up, but life on the outside holds little promise. Divorced, alone, consumed with guilt, he thinks of nothing beyond atoning for the death he caused. But how do you make up for depriving a wife of her husband and two young boys of their father? Then something happens, something terrible, yet something that holds out a twisted kind of hope for Harlan – the dead man's youngest son is abducted.
From that moment Harlan's life has only one purpose – finding the boy. So begins a frantic race against time that leads him to a place darker than anything he experienced as a policeman and a stark moral choice that compels him to question the law he once enforced.
Praise for Ben Cheetham:
'Fast-moving action and lots of twists' The Times.
'An enthralling page-turner!' Relax and Read Reviews.
'An absolutely fantastic read!' Best British Crime Books.
'In terms of sheer un-put-down-ability, this was the best book I've read in a long time' RavingReviewer.