She thought his death was the worst thing that could happen, then he came back to life …
Nancy and Calder are moving from London to his native island of Langer, off the west coast of Scotland. Nancy might be focused on this new beginning but there are unsettling things about the island, the people and Calder’s past, which he hasn’t shared with Nancy, that prey on her mind.
Then one of Nancy’s nightmares plays out in real life: Calder’s boat upturned in the bay, his body adrift in the icy water. Doctors are able to save his life, but the man who wakes up does not seem to be the same Calder as before. Is there more to his abrupt change in temperament than his brush with death? As secrets, lies and bodies begin to wash up on the island, Nancy must come to terms with the fact that despite the fresh start, sometimes the slate cannot be wiped clean.