Young Norman Thorne finds himself involved with Elsie Cameron and reluctantly promises to marry her. He buys a chicken farm to try to raise the funds for the wedding. Under financial and emotional stress, he finds himself in a hopeless situation ... but does he resort to murder to escape Elsie's clutches?
Based on the true story of the 'Chicken Farm Murder' which took place in East Sussex in 1924, Minette Walters brings a thrilling interpretation to this real-life mystery.
Published to critical acclaim throughout the world, Minette Walters has cemented her reputation as one of the most exciting crime fiction writers today. Minette lives in Dorset with her husband and two children.