The new Quirke novel from John Banville, writing as Benjamin Black.
1950s Ireland. As a deep, bewildering fog cloaks Dublin, a young woman is found to have vanished.
When Phoebe Griffin, still haunted by the horrors of her past, is unable to discover news of her friend; Quirke, fresh from drying out in an institution, responds to his daughters request for help. But as Phoebe, Quirke and Inspector Hackett speak with those who knew April, they begin to realise that there may have been more behind the young womans discretion and secrecy than they could have imagined.