Two women have been savagely attacked. One is dead by the time the authorities arrive, the other clings to life by a thread.
The obvious suspect is a man found near the scene. A man clutching a knife, covered in the victims' blood, claiming to have lost all memory of the last twenty-four hours; it looks like an open and shut case.
And no-one thinks twice about the death of a man living alone. An obvious suicide. He even leaves a note. Unfortunately his final words are a confession: ‘I killed her'. One crime, two suspects. And Kate Shugak thinks that someone, somewhere, is getting away with murder.