What a first novel! A tale of four children who grow up together in a Welsh valley town in the 60s. With flashbacks from the present we know that something awful happens to one of them, but we don't know who or what. The tension builds as the children's daily lives move towards disaster. Thirty years later a retired detective returns to Wales and finally discovers the truth. A book with humour, pathos and above all, it's a really good read!