What would you do to protect your family? Tell a lie? Break the law? Or solve the problem... for good? The body in Lauren James's back garden belongs to her ex-boyfriend, Ritchie. DI Gardner thinks it's an open-and-shut case., But he reckoned without the interference of Lauren's father, local businessman and aspiring politician Walter James. And he couldn't know about the secrets that everyone involved wants to hide. When a murder touches so many lives, not even the cops are immune from the consequences., In the end you must decide what you can live with: a loving lie or the deadly truth?