Seventeen year old Isabelle Mattias, the privileged daughter of an artist and a dead rock star, is an unusual teenage girl. When she disappears from college in the middle of a freezing December night, Superintendent Andrew Fenwick arrives to investigate. As unsettling hints of an abusive past surface, Fenwick grows ever more concerned for Isabelle’s safety. Is it too much to hope that the girl is still alive?
With the investigation faltering, Fenwick follows an increasingly cold trail across Sussex as the country is gripped by a treacherous and icy winter. Will the girl be found before her time runs out?