North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder - Dr Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed. His daughter Eve is a glassblower, and the murder weapon is a shard of one of her broken glasses.
Dr Yeo seems an unlikely murder victim. He is a good man, a public servant, beloved by his daughter. Then another body is found - killed in a similar way, Matthew finds himself treading carefully through the lies that fester at the heart of his community and a case that is dangerously close to home.
This is Book 2 in the Two Rivers series.
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