Simon Serrailler is faced with that most complicated of investigations--a cold case. Freak weather and flash floods all over southern England. Half of Lafferton is afloat. A landslip on the Moor has closed the bypass and, as the rain slowly drains away, a shallow grave--and a skeleton--are exposed. It doesn't take long to identify the remains as those of the missing teenager, Harriet Lowther, last seen carrying a tennis racket while waiting for a bus. But that was sixteen years ago. How long will it take to trawl through the old, stale evidence and assess it anew? The Lafferton force is struggling with staff shortages and economies, and Simon has to do a lot of the legwork on his own. Meanwhile, his sister, Dr. Cat Deerbon, is fighting for extra funding for the hospice which is threatened with cuts and closures.
The Betrayal of Trust / Susan Hill
“Pacey expertly conveys Serrailler’s compassion as he questions Harriet’s father and others who knew her in search of clues to her death. Pacey’s transitions between characters, dialects, and males and females are flawless. He keeps the pace on track while allowing no interruption in the mounting suspense.” ~ AudioFile (B.J.P.)