Marnie Bruce has hyperthymesia; she can remember everything she has ever seen. Everything except from one fateful night when she was eleven; she woke up in an isolated cottage with a head injury and her mother gone. Twenty years later Marnie heads back to Scotland seeking answers to what happened, but in the small town of Galloway, her mother s disappearance still burns in the air and Marnie s return looks set to tear open old wounds for many of the locals. For DI Marjory Fleming the disappearance of Karen Bruce is a case she would prefer not to re-open but the ripple effect of Marnie s return makes it clear this is one mystery that must be solved. As Fleming unravels the secrets of the past, she realizes Marnie s life is inextricably, terribly linked to a monstrous crime decades ago.REVIEWS Aline Templeton has demonstrated that, just when we thought Scotland was saturated with detectives, a strong woman can elbow her way in and find a unique niche The Scotsman"
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