It's the coldest winter in Hull for years. When McAvoy is told by a concerned stranger that an elderly woman hasn't been seen for a few days, he goes to check on her - only to find her in the bath, encased in ice: the heating off; the windows open; the whole house frozen over. It could be a macabre accident, but McAvoy senses murder. Someone watched her die.
'Dark, compelling crime writing of the highest order' -Daily Mail
'Truly exhilarating and inventive. Mark is a wonderfully descriptive writer and an exciting young talent.' -Peter James
'Aficionados of the grittiest, most trenchant fare love Mark's copper Aector McAvoy, who customarily moves in a darkly realised Hull.' -Financial Times