This is the new DCI Percy Peach mystery. Tamsin Hayes is a resourceful woman. When she takes the decision to kill her callous husband, there is no doubt that she is in earnest. But she sets in train a series of events which even she could never have predicted. Tim Hayes is a highly successful local businessman, who has single-handedly driven what began as a small electronics business to success. But there is a seedier side which the police are already investigating when Hayes is suddenly and violently murdered. Was he dispatched by the wife who had vowed to rid herself of him? Or one of the other suspects who emerge once Detective Chief Inspector 'Percy' Peach, DS Lucy Blake and the rest of the team begin their investigation? Could a man who has lived by violence in a large northern city, a partner who emerges from the shadows or a woman whom Hayes has wronged be guilty? Peach must uncover many secrets to find the startling solution...