It is winter, 1949. London is cold and grey, and pock-marked with the scars of war. When John Davies confesses to killing his wife and baby daughter in their Notting Hill home, it promises to be a depressingly straightforward case for DI Ted Stratton of West End Central. But then Davies retracts his confession and blames a fellow tenant, Norman Backhouse, for the crimes. Stratton sees no reason to believe him. The case against Davies proceeds: he is convicted, still protesting his innocence to the end. Has Stratton caused an innocent man to hang?
An outstanding historical crime thriller based on the true story of the two most controversial murder trials of the 1950s and set against the backdrop of a country still scarred by war.