First published 2020
A lone German bomber crosses the east coast of Britain on a moonless night in the long, hot summer of 1940. The shell falls short of its mark and lands in a neighbourhood of terraced streets on the edge of Cambridge. DI Eden Brooke is first on the scene and discovers the body of an elderly woman, Nora Wylde; two fingers on her left hand severed, in what looks like a brutal attempt by looters to steal her rings. When the next day Nora’s teenage granddaughter Peggy, a munitions worker, is reported missing, Brooke realises there is more to the situation than meets the eye. With each deadly night raid the killer strikes again.