The last words Jaime Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. The police are on the scene within minutes, but Logan has vanished. That same afternoon, workmen unearth the remains of a woman, who has been dead for 30 years. At first these two events seem totally unconnected. But then Roy Grace has a chilling realisation… Does Brighton have its first serial killer in over eighty years?