When 25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered in the small town of Strathdee, the community is stunned. Unwillingly thrust into the eye of the storm is Bella’s beloved older sister, Chris, a barmaid at the local pub. Chris is plunged into despair and searches for answers, reasons, explanation – anything – that could make sense of Bella’s death. But as the days tick by with no arrest, Chris’s suspicion of those around her grows.
Avicenna Crowe’s mother, Joanne, is an astrologer with uncanny predictive powers and a history of being stalked. Now she is missing. But Avicenna has inherited her mother’s gift. With unlikely ally Simon Thorn, she begins to piece together the mystery.