Karen is put in charge of the case, a case not made easier by the fact that the victim is Jounas's ex-wife, Susanne. Finding no obvious motive for the killing, Karen must dig deep into the islands' history in order to solve the case.
She was a friend of Tom's and they both died on the same night - are their deaths connected and if so, how? As Cathy delves deeper, she uncovers links to the Dark Web and a catalogue of cold cases, realising that those involved each have their own reasons for hiding things from the police.
. When ex-soldier-turned-teacher Jenni Wales sees 15-year-old Destiny's black eye, she's concerned. With social services and the police not taking the threat seriously, Jenni does the only thing she can think of to keep Destiny safe: she takes her.
. .Into her refuge - the York book emporium where she works - come a poet, a lover, a friend, and three mysterious deliveries, each of which stirs unsettling memories. . .Praise for Lost for Words:'Loveday is a marvellous character and she captured my heart from the very first page . .
But when he gets home to a surprise birthday party, it is his guests who get the real surprise. Standing in the doorway is not Frank, but Francesca. As she transitions, Francesca struggles to come to terms with her true self, and her relationship with her family is thrown into turmoil.