A terrified, frozen child is found close to death on an icy Cape Town mountainside. But no-one reported her missing. Where does she come from? Who does she belong to? Profiler Dr Clare Hart is baffled – but when a young woman disappears, Clare sees a frightening pattern beginning to emerge.
Rosa is a gifted but troubled young cellist, and her grandfather is at his wits end. Why did she walk out of her music school that day? Where has she gone now?
As winter tightens its grip, Clare must find Rosa and unravel her secrets… all the while carrying a secret of her own.
Head of Zeus * Thrillers
27 Feb 2014 * 336pp * £5.99 * 9781781857830
'Wonderfully crafted and fully engrossing'
'Orford plots so brilliantly that to stop reading is as harrowing as to carry on'
Telegraph (Books of the Year)
'Margie Orford is world-class. This is crime writing at its very best'
'Orford writes with verve and a crackling energy'
Water Music is fascinated with the way cultural and political pressures affect criminal behaviour... Orford has a rare ability to get under the skin of the genre's conventions'
'I loved the twists and turns of this book, and the truly unknowable nature of the next chapter'