Annie Howarth is living a restless life in a restless town. The mining strikes mean tensions are already running high, but when a murdered girl is found on the moors the community’s anxiety levels are pushed to breaking point. Married to the Chief of Police, Annie should feel safe – William can be secretive, but surely whatever he’s hiding is for her own good. But Annie is keeping her own secrets. Ten years ago the man she loved was ripped from her life in a scandal that still haunts the both of them, and his return has led her to put everything she has at risk.