In a hospital bed, small-time private detective Ray Lovell veers between paralysis and delirium. But before the accident that landed him there, hed been hired to find Rose Janko, the estranged daughter of a traveling Gypsy family, who went missing seven years earlier. Half Romany himself, Ray is well aware that hes been chosen more for his blood than for his investigative skills.
Still, hes surprised by the intense hostility he encounters from the Jankos, who havent had an easy past. Touched by tragedy, theyre either cursed or hiding a terrible secretthe discovery of which Ray cant help suspecting is connected to Roses disappearance Seamlessly toggling between Rays past and present, and the perspective of the missing womans young nephew JJ, Stef Penney builds a gripping page-turner that doesnt let go until its shocking end.