A murder of a local, beautiful and popular girl, lzzy Johnson, shakes the town. Her death leaves many unanswered questions…
Why did she storm out of school on that cold February day?
Why did someone brutally strangle her just moments later?
Everything points to a killer she knows all too well. In a small town where everyone knows everyone, does this mean a murderer has been living right under their noses?
But sometimes the truth is complicated. Sometimes when we hear hooves we need to think of zebras not horses…
DI Alison Dobson is called in to investigate. She has escaped her own troubled past and settled in the small market town where she hoped to find peace. Instead, she discovers secrets, jealousies and grudges held through generations. More than one person had reason to wish Izzy Johnson dead and more than one person had an opportunity to kill her.
She must look beyond the ordinary motives and the usual suspects and recognise that the reason for Izzy’s death lay within the extraordinary nature of the girl herself.
The hunt for the truth leads to a witness in danger, a suspect who becomes a victim and DI Dobson herself battling for her life.
Can she get to the truth of Izzy’s cold blooded murder?