KEVIN DEVINE is found dead on a beach in Berwick Upon Tweed. Tied to a stake, beaten unconscious and left to die under the incoming tide. GOAGSIE MACKAY, the rookie detective working on the case, has little evidence and few leads…the investigation is stalling.
ELIJAH BOOTLE, a traumatised, burnt out Met Police profiler arrives in the town seeking refuge from his demons. The murder of a child in London has put him over the edge. He’s in Berwick for rest and repair.
JEZ GUINNESS, a school teacher from Edinburgh, has returned to Berwick for the funeral of his life-long friend. A chance meeting with ELIJAH leads to friendship and a growing interest in the crime.
But behind the sedate tranquility of this seaside holiday town lies a dark underbelly. Among the narrow lanes and worn, cobbled streets there are dark secrets and dangerous men.