It is spring 2001: Foot and Mouth disease is ravaging Cumbrian farming communities. Twelve-year-old Helen Heslop is living away from the farm when she disappears without a trace.
The police search exposes fault lines within the Heslop family and within the police investagative team too, where local DC Maureen Pritchard is caught between old school DI Bell and new broom DS Anna Penrose.
Helen is lost in the chaotic warzone of the Cumbrian countryside, as disease threatens her homem farm.
Will Helen survive? And can life for the Heslops ever be the same, once burning secrets are discovered and old scores settled?
Paperback; 198 x 129mm