A grieving mother seeks help in finding the nanny who killed her youngest daughter and disappeared. The police investigation a year earlier had been unable to locate Karen Peterson, but Iris is determined to find the woman who killed three-year-old Sophie and pleads with Rob McIntyre to reopen the case.
McIntyre has his own demons and does not believe that he would do any better now in finding Karen Peterson that during the original investigation a year earlier. He agrees, reluctantly, to examine the case again, and the two discover a few more faint leads.
A number of too neat coincidences, but an entertaining mystery. I liked Thomas' The English Boys better, but Penhale Wood kept me engaged throughout.
Read in February; blog review scheduled for June 9, 2017.
Mystery/Suspense. July 8, 2017.