By Lisa Jewell
July 26, 2022
London. June 2019, early morning: on the foreshore of the River Thames a bag of bones is discovered.
DI Samuel Owusu quickly sends the bag for forensic examination. The bones are those of a young woman, killed by a blow to the head many years ago.
Also inside the bag are the seeds of a rare tree which lead DI Owusu to a mansion in Chelsea where, nearly thirty years previously, three people lay dead in a kitchen while a baby waited upstairs for someone to pick her up.
Four deaths. An unsolved murder mystery. And a family whose secret history is darker than anyone can imagine…