" Deborah Harrison, a 16 year old school girl, is found strangled in the St. Mary's graveyard on a very foggy evening after a meeting of the school's chess club. Due to physical evidence of the girl's hair and blood found on his anorak, Owen Pierce is arrested and we hear his thoughts during the trial. When he is found not guilty, Owen returns to Eastvale but finds his house vandalized, he's lost his teaching job and his former friends are leery of him. Meantime, Inspector Banks decides that he needs to re-investigate Deborah's boyfriend, the scummy John Spinks, who gives him a clue he can follow up on, but not before another school girl is murdered. I enjoyed the first half of this book, but found the last third or so dragged. "
— Lorraine, 1/6/2014