Detective Inspector Helen Grace has spent her whole life running.
Her friend and colleague Charlie Brooks is still actively to track down Robert Stonehill - Helen's nephew - who framed Helen for the murders. Her investigation however is not being supported by the rest of the team as the officer in charge is insisting the case is closed.
Whilst Helen is resident in Holloway the body of another inmate Leah is discovered. Leah is unpopular among the other prisoners as she has murdered a pregnant woman.
However Leah hasn't committed suicide. She has been murdered and her body defiled. Her mouth has been sewn up and pulled into a macabre smile, her eyelids have been sewn, her nose and ears have been stuffed with Vaseline and her vagina and anus is also sewn. It is also discovered that she in the early stages of pregnancy, meaning the finger of suspicion is now pointing towards any male members of staff in the prison.
Can Helen find out from inside who is responsible for these murders? Is she in danger?
This book kept me on tenterhooks to the very, very end. Another absolutely first class novel from the fantastic M.J Arlidge.