It is the wettest winter on record and, as Christmas approaches, the rivers burst their banks and the farmers' fields lie under several feet of water. In the village of Weston Saint Ambrose, a young girl's body is seen floating downstream, and when it becomes stuck under the jetty at a reclusive writer's home, the author is alarmed to discover that he recognises the victim of a brutal murder
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Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent
The Times||The plot is neat and ingenious, the characters rounded and touchingly credible ... a pleasure to read
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Yorkshire Post||She is on to another winner