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When Bunch Courtney is riding across the South Downs the last thing she expects to stumble upon is the body of her friend Jonathan Frampton. The shotgun at his feet speaks of suicide but Bunch is not convinced.
But an undermanned wartime police force are more than happy to write it off and Bunch is hard pressed to persuade Chief Inspector Wright otherwise… until, that is, the second body is found.
In the winter of 1940 a tiny rural community on the Sussex Downs, already preparing for invasion, finds itself deep in the grip of a snowy landscape with an ice-cold killer on the loose.