The charred remains of a child are discovered - a child no one seems to have missed....
It's high summer, and the lakes are in the midst of an unrelenting heatwave.
Uncontrollable fell fires are breaking out across the moors faster than they can be extinguished. When firefighters uncover the body of a dead child at the heart of the latest blaze, Detective Chief Inspector Jude Satterthwaite's arson investigation turns to one of murder.
Jude was born and bred in the Lake District. He knows everyone...and everyone knows him. Except his intriguing new Detective Sergeant, Ashleigh O'Halloran, who is running from a dangerous past and has secrets of her own to hide...
Temperatures - and tension - in the village are rising, and with the body count rising Jude and his team race against the clock to catch the killer before it's too late....
The first in the gripping, Lake District set, DCI Jude Satterthwaite series.