Corinne Woodrow was fifteen when she was convicted of murdering one of her classmates on a summer's evening in 1984, a year when the teenagers of Ernemouth ran wild, dressing in black and staying out all night, listening to music that terrified their parents.
Twenty years later, new forensic evidence suggests Corinne didn't act alone. Private investigator Sean Ward - whose promising career as a detective with the Met was cut short by a teenage gangster with a gun - reopens the case, and discovers a town full of dark secrets, and a community that has always looked after its own.
'A gripping tale of adolescent angst and genuine evil' Daily Telegraph
'An absorbing mystery, an extraordinarily powerful evocation of time and place' Guardian
Cathi Unsworth began a career in journalism at nineteen on the music weekly Sounds, and has since worked on for many music, arts, film and alternative lifestyle journals. She is the author of three other novels, The Not Knowing , The Singer  and Bad Penny Blues , and the editor of the award-winning crime compendium London Noir, all published by Serpent's Tail. She lives in London.