Kieran has carried around the guilt over his older brother Finn’s death for years. Along with Toby, the brother of Kieran’s best friend Sean, Finn attempted to save a young Kieran, trapped in a sea cave during a terrible storm in Evelyn Bay, Tasmania, where they were living at the time. But the attempt was unsuccessful; their boat capsized and both boys died. A young girl went missing during the same storm, and was never found. Years later, Kieran is forced to return to Evelyn Bay to help his mother relocate, due to his father’s dementia. When a young waitress is found murdered, the investigation reopens past wounds that threaten the stability of Kieran’s present life. In her newest offering, Jane Harper writes a tightly woven novel about the lengths someone will go to to cover past events, with quite a surprising twist at its end.