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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Some Day I'll Find You comes a taut and suspenseful thriller set in northern England’s Lake District where, beneath the inviting water of the lakes, danger and death are waiting.

The summer of 1976 was unprecedented in living memory. Days of blazing sunshine bled into weeks and months. In the Lake District, Cumbria’s mountains and valleys began to resemble a Grecian landscape. People swam and cooled off in delightfully tropic waters. But barely three feet below the surface, the temperature remained just a degree or so above freezing. As the summer blazed on, the drownings began…

What if someone wanted to take revenge? To remove an abusive, controlling partner from their life? When and where better to stage a murder and pass it off as an accidental drowning?

Richard Madeley worked on local newspapers before moving to the BBC. He met Judy Finnigan when they both presented a news programme on Granada TV. Their eponymous TV show ran for seven years and was an enormous success. Richard Madeley has four children and lives in London and Cornwall.

‘An authentic and exciting story. The perfect summer read’

– Clare Mackintosh, author of the bestselling I LET YOU GO

‘If you love the Lakes, a good thriller or, better yet, both, you need to read this book’

– Female First on The Night Book

‘A taut psychological thriller set amidst the beauty of the Lakes… Not to be missed’ 

– Cumbria Life

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