As a Jane Harper 'fan', I was not disappointed by her latest novel. As always, she conjures up a place and its atmosphere so that you can feel and hear the environment in which the story is set. This novel is a really interesting and multifaceted view of loss and guilt, but is never maudlin. The characters are variously mired in the past, and really reflect how people respond differently to a shared experience. This is a mystery of course, and a very clever one at that. The denouement is a balance between hope and despair - much like life itself.