The Vanished by Katherine John
The breathtaking new thriller by acclaimed author Katherine John.
Following a high-profile child abuse trial centred around Hill House orphanage, a set of human body parts is found displayed at the building's gates. Is the macabre display a deeply unpleasant joke, or is there an even more sinister force at work? Long abandoned, the orphanage, set on a barren hillside in a remote part of Wales, has brooded over its secrets for a century. Were the children who disappeared from Hill House adopted as the authorities claimed - or victims of an unspeakable evil?
Chief Inspector Trevor Joseph and his team investigate. Hounded by the headline-hungry press, and their own superiors, and with orders from on high to close the case swiftly to limit scandal, they strive to find the evidence they need to prove whether the sickening rumours are true. But can they find the courage to fight for justice when they face threats that not only jeopardise their careers but also their lives?