Gripping historical mystery from the bestselling author of The Stranger Diaries.
´Griffiths writes with a smart, sharp eye and great elegance´ Peter James
Three girls have left. None have come back.
Brighton, 1963. Edgar Stephens has been promoted to Superintendent and is married to his former sergeant, Emma Holmes. Edgar´s wartime partner in arms, magician Max Mephisto, is a movie star in Hollywood, while his daughter Ruby has her own TV show.
The funeral of an old friend highlights just how much the gang´s lives have changed in the last nine years. Edgar is struggling with fresh responsibilities and the new swinging Brighton of rioting mods and rockers; Emma is chafing against the restrictions of life as a housewife.
Bob Willis, meanwhile, is tackling his biggest case since his promotion to DI: a schoolgirl missing from high-class boarding school Roedean. It looks like she´s run away; but there are disturbing similarities to the disappearances of a young local nurse and a tearaway Modette, neither of whom have been seen or heard from since...
A new world is dawning in Brighton, but the city´s dark side is as dangerous as ever.
´A piquant mixture of humour, period detail . . . and truly beguiling characterisation´ Financial Times