'The Betrayal of Trust isn't only a page-turner - though it certainly fulfils that expectation - it's also a thought-provoking novel about those who suffer and those who care for them' Laura Wilson, Guardian
'Hill can't write a bad sentence and her characters are all completely convincing - no more so than her long-serving detective Simon Serrailler' Henry Sutton, Daily Mirror
Heavy rain falls on Lafferton, flooding the cathedral town and causing a landslip out on the moors. As the rain water slowly drains away, a shallow grave - and a skeleton - are revealed.
It doesn't take long to identify the remains as those of missing teenager, Harriet Lowther, who was last seen sixteen years ago, waiting for a bus. But a cold case isn't a priority for a police force already struggling with staff shortages and cuts: if Detective Inspector Simon Serrailler is to solve the case, he will have to do it alone. Meanwhile, his sister, Dr Cat Deerbon, is fighting for funding to prevent the closure of the local hospice that offers respite to so many of her patients.
'Hugely enjoyable... This is a satisfying crime story and a fearless examination of controversial issues surrounding terminal illness' Daily Mail
'Far more than a whodunit...written with a novelist's flair, in that the characters, however fleeting, are carefully drawn and believable' Country Lifeshow more