A fast-moving, stunning new standalone psychological thriller - from the award-winning author of the Dalziel and Pascoe series Wolf Hadda has lead a charmed life.
From humble origins as a woodcutter's son, he has risen to become a hugely successful entrepreneur, happily married to the girl of his dreams. A knock on the door one morning ends it all.
Thrown into prison while protesting his innocence, Wolf retreats into silence.
Seven years later prison psychiatrist Alva Ozigbo makes a breakthrough: Wolf begins to talk.
Under her guidance he gets parole, returning to his rundown family home in rural Cumbria. But there is a mysterious period in Wolf's youth when he disappeared from home and was known to his employers as the Woodcutter. And now the Woodcutter is back, looking for the truth - and revenge.