A young woman returns to the Yorkshire moors in hopes of discovering what happened to her missing husband.
Grace and Adam gave up their busy London lifestyle to move with their baby daughter, Millie, to Hawthorn Cottage, Adam’s deceased grandparents’ home in a remote moorlands village. They hardly had time to unpack before Adam went missing. Millie, in her pram, was left on the doorstep, but despite a massive search, Adam was never found, and the police suspected he might have done a runner. A year later, Grace returns, determined to find out the truth. Village doyen Meredith, a recent widow who supported Grace until her parents arrived, helps her to ease back into village life. Meredith has a large family, and her girls all spent time with Adam back when he was a young man living with his grandparents. When an estate agent suggests that Grace could rent out the cottage for good money if it were renovated, she finds Ben, a housesitting architect looking for a project. And Grace’s sister Annabel, a journalist who wants Grace to leave as soon as possible, arrives to help go through stacks of boxes in the attic and cellar. Grace’s search of the boxes reveals several things she didn’t know about Adam’s past life, and her interactions with Meredith’s family reveal even more. Picking through the detritus of the past leads to a shocking discovery that will help solve the mystery of Adam’s disappearance.
Foster’s second (Come Back to Me, 2010) page-turning tale of suspense set on the snow-covered moors has something for everyone: mystery, romance, paranormal activity and mortal danger.