In a farmhouse on the Camel estuary in Cornwall, a 5-year old girl finds her parents brutally murdered.
Fifteen years later the house is deserted and the killing still remains a mystery.
Then the body of a 50-year old woman is found on a cliff edge in Newquay.
DI Andy Tregunna is faced with the task of leading the investigation, but soon personal matters force him to step back.
On compassionate leave and with little else to do than fight his own demons the unsolved case becomes more and more an obsession to him. As he is drawn deeper into a dark world of secrets, lies and revenge, his private investigation collides with his personal life.
The truth is even more sinister than can be imagined …
WHAT EVERY BODY IS SAYING
Two months earlier, a hand was found on the muddy bank of the Camel river near Padstow in Cornwall.
Still on compassionate leave and with little else to do than fight his own demons, DI Andy Tregunna delves into the case of missing schoolgirl Leanne.
Then more body parts wash up along the Cornish coast and it soon becomes clear that they all belonged to the same body.
As he is drawn deeper into a world of violence and revenge, Tregunna comes face-to-face with an old enemy to haunt him and it seems that the past can never be buried...