DI Frank Lyle is about to investigate the most emotionally harrowing case of his career to date. He just doesn’t realise it yet...
1982 - . A teenage girl’s body is discovered on a... More > deserted canal towpath. Lyle struggles to balance work and the demands of his embittered ex-wife, Sarah, but he is getting no closer to finding the killer. Then the wrong man is arrested and dies in custody.
1987 - Lyle is still haunted by his failure to solve the case. Then the victim’s father asks him to reinvestigate. A second murder occurs. Working reluctantly with newly promoted DI Simon Ward, Lyle and his team cover old and new ground. But when the killer is finally unmasked can Lyle deal with the shocking truth of his identity?< Less
Three stories featuring DI Lyle & his dedicated team.
Cry for help. A badly burnt body is discovered at the scene of a suspected Arson attack. DI Lyle also finds an abandoned baby girl. But who... More > is the child and can her identity help bring them any closer to solving the case?
Vanished A young Spanish woman, Paloma Marquez, comes to Ashbeck Police station to report her younger sister, Gabriela, missing.The hunt for the missing girl becomes a race against time as Gabriela is missing vital medication she needs for her well-being. There is also notion that a kidnap gang is once more active. Will DI Lyle and his team find Gabriela in time?
A Tangled Web When a young woman starts to receive threatening letters, DI Lyle is drawn into a web of lies, deceit, danger and marital infidelity.But it appears she is not telling the whole truth.Can DI Lyle get to the bottom of the murky lies before someone is seriously harmed - or worse – killed?< Less
WARNING: CONTAINS REFERENCES TO INDECENT ACTS AGAINST MINORS.
Why was Alex Carnegie – heir to a corporate fortune – living rough on the streets of Ashbeck when he was... More > murdered? DI Lyle and his team soon discover that Carnegie was the keeper of a dark secret which, if exposed, could topple pillars of Ashbeck society.
The suspect’s identity is clear early on but there is no definite evidence. As the investigation continues, two more murders challenge the status quo. As Lyle digs deeper, he finds that all is not what it seems but the truth is even darker and more sordid than he could ever have imagined.
And who is the traitor in the ranks at Ashbeck CID?< Less
DI Frank Lyle is about to confront the depths of human depravity and despair.
It’s autumn 1991 and a horde of Anglican clergy has just descended on Ashbeck for an ecumenical conference at St... More > Luke’s church.
DI Lyle and his team are called in to investigate when the mutilated body of curate Martin Hayes is found in the churchyard. They are assisted by Canon Thomas Rice, a former police officer, who is able to see both sides. But who was Martin Hayes, and did aspects of his troubled past lead to his brutal demise?
As the team get closer to the truth they begin to understand Hayes. But will too much knowledge prove a dangerous thing?< Less