There was no doubt at all that the girl was dead. The front of her skull and her facial bones had been shattered like the shell of an egg. Even more shocking was the setting of the murderan idyllic corner of the Scilly Isles, where violent crime is ...
almost unknown. Angry and distressed, the villagers instinctively turn against the only stranger in their midst, teenage pop idol Vince Peters. But Superintendent Wycliffe has his doubts. Slowly, methodically, he begins to dig beneath the calm surface of the communityand soon uncovers a violent undercurrent of fear.