Kate Rhodes writes beautifully crafted psychological thrillers. Thoughtful Ben Kitto, Deputy Chief of Police in the Scilly Isles, investigates when the burnt corpse of a man is discovered, leading to the lockdown of the entire island of St Agnes. The evocation of a cloistered community is handled with understated skill.
Everyone on the small island of St Agnes is excited about the fireworks display, but when a charred body is discovered on the bonfire, Scilly Isles Deputy Chief of Police Ben Kitto is on the hunt for a killer. Threats written in Cornish arrive and fires are lit, suggesting someone is targeting newcomers. Kitto is running out of time when artist Naomi Vine is kidnapped.