Blurb from the book
Private eye Anna Southwood is hired by Hilda Trelawney to investigate her husband's apparantely accidental death. Hilda is convinced it was murder. The case takes Anna to a sleepy fishing village on the south coast. Anna uncovers corruption in the present and past; fanatiscm and greed; lies and more lies, as gradually she unpeels layers of concealment that have lain in place for more than 40 years.