The skeleton of a teenage girl is found under the patio of a North London house. Forensic tests show that it dates back to the time when the house was used as a B & B. Superintendent Mike Walker is assigned to investigate, but is unhappy about working on a low profile case, especially with the ex-boyfriend of his current partner, Pat North.North, on her swift climb up the career ladder, is now working on a Met police scoping team but although managing to perform admirably at work, she is suffering the mental and physical effects of losing her baby. The situation is aggravated by her strained relationship with Walker, who is distracted by the case.Another skeleton is found, then a third, and finally, the bones of a little baby. North arrives at the scene just as the tiny remains are being dug up, and she finally breaks down.Who has committed the murders? The owners of the B & B, one of whom is now dead? Their own, rather peculiar daughter? Their long-term lodger, who is perhaps, offering a little too much help? It is clear that something is being hidden, but there are more disturbing facts to stir before the real mystery is revealed.
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