When a woman is snatched from a wood, Inspector Superintendent Pat North seizes control of her first major enquiry - one that appears to be over before it begins, when a local sex offender quickly confesses.
With no body and inconsistent statements, North and her Team are not convinced. They investigate a strange family of musical geniuses - each with their own motive.
But if the man who confessed isn't the perpetrator - who is? And how far will they go to evade capture?