Winner of the 2005 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel!
RendezVous Press, Toronto, 2004
Accident or suicide? That's the question facing Inspector Green when a vagrant returns to his childhood village after twenty years and falls to his death from the bell tower of an abandonned church. Villages identify the man as one of five sons from a farm family that was once close-knit and prosperous, but when Green tries to track down the missing sons, he finds only tragedy, madness, death.
"One exceptional mystery, with even more complex characters and tighter plotting. Fradkin's forte is the emotional cost of crime."
"All works beautifully right up to the twist at the end. The Inspector Green series gets better with every book."
The Globe and Mail
"A character-driven psychological thriller that's a page turner from page one."
Midwest Book Review