By Deborah Crombie

An deserted Southwark warehouse burns round the corner to a women's safeguard for sufferers of spousal abuse. inside of it lies the charred corpse of a feminine physique burned past all attractiveness. while, staff at Guy's health center anxiously speak about the disappearance of a clinic administrator -- a stunning, emotionally fragile younger girl who is vanished with out a trace.

And in an outdated, darkish, rambling London apartment, nine-year-old
Harriet's lousy fears will not be silenced -- as she concerns approximately her
feuding mom and dad, her schoolwork . . . and the unusual girl who
is her purely better half during this frightening, unusual place.

Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid -- enthusiasts and previous companions -- have their very own urgent issues. yet they have to set aside deepest concerns to enquire those irritating circumstances. but neither Gemma nor Duncan detect how heavily the circumstances are attached -- or how vital their resolutions should be for an kidnapped younger baby who's fearful, by myself . . . and in critical peril.

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