The body of a woman is found at the bottom of a cliff in Northern Ireland. It looks like suicide, but the clues suggest it might have been murder - and if it is murder, then the woman's husband is the most likely suspect. But try as they will, Claire Watson and her colleagues in the RUC cannot pin it on him. Ten years later, Claire is on holiday in the South of France; a freak accident brings her face to face with a man she has not seen for a decade: her elusive murderer. But did he really do it? And if he did, why is she so violently attracted to him?