'TEMPLETON CAN ALWAYS BE RELIED ON TO PROVIDE A WELL-WRITTEN, CLEVERLY PLOTTED WHODUNNIT' THE TIMES
Beatrice Lacey is passionate about two things: Human Face, the charity for Third World children she helped to found, and its co-founder, Adam Carnegie. Her devotion to Adam has led her to turn a blind eye to strange goings-on over the years, including the endless merry-go-round of 'housekeepers' whose tenure at the charity headquarters is sometimes remarkably short. When the latest housekeeper vanishes in mysterious circumstances, DI Kelso Strang is called to the remote corner of the Isle of Skye to investigate. Keen to move on from recent personal horrors, Strang revels in the responsibility the investigation affords. But with Beatrice unprepared to face the reality of what Human Face has become and vital errors made when his team underestimates the danger, Strang has his work cut out to negotiate the highly complex situation and avoid the case ending in disaster.
'THE CRIME CZAR OF THE SCOTTISH SMALL TOWN' VAL MCDERMID