By Jim Kelly
Three many years later, small-town newspaper reporter Philip Dryden is experiencing a chilly, sour Christmas at the Fens. Dryden's spouse, Laura, is rising from years in a coma, not sure if she desires to cross on residing. in the meantime, everyone is freezing to demise, between them Declan McIlroy, a 39 12 months outdated loner came across lifeless in his flat with the home windows thrown open. The police rule the loss of life a suicide, yet Dryden has his doubts - in particular whilst he unearths the physique of Declan's ally Joe frozen inside a shell of ice at the doorstep of his secluded farmhouse.
At a similar time, Dryden is investigating allegations of abuse laid opposed to a Catholic orphanage - a sensitive topic, as a result of his personal Catholic upbringing. The incidents appear unrelated till Dryden discovers that Declan was once one of many sufferers. may possibly his loss of life were a part of a cover-up?
Soon, Dryden is picking out his approach alongside a traumatic path of cruelty and betrayal to a brilliantly accomplished crime, and to a chilling, half-remembered secret from his personal adolescence.