About this book
We’ve waited a long time for this new novel from Ann Oakley and it is timely, set in the perplexing present of the constraints of the Covid pandemic. Locked down, Alice Henry needs a purpose in her final years – an ongoing muddle of medical, domestic and romantic interruptions. Then she stumbles on the unsolved case of social researcher, Maud Davies, found decapitated on a London railway line. The blackly funny narrative weaves together the stories of the two women as Alice becomes obsessed with Maud’s fate and determines to solve the mystery of her untimely death.