Susan Aitken returns home looking forward to the Easter weekend to find her husband, Sir Gerald Aitken, with a bullet in his head. What appears to be a suicide is much more sinister. Four teenage friends, all now mature women, become reunited at his funeral. Thirty years have passed and none of them realise that their lives have been intertwined. The months following the funeral open up a catalogue of lies and as Susan struggles to cope with the consequences, police investigate further and find links to blackmail, homosexuality and child abuse amongst all of them. The family and trusted friends are in total disbelief, but one of them is Gerald’s killer. How do these happenings, spanning over four decades, lead to a massive police cover-up and who is behind it all?
Patricia Bromley grew up in a working-class family in Sheffield. The middle of 8 siblings. She became one of the youngest Magistrates in the country in the mid 80's. A working mother she gained a MBA whilst pursuing a successful career in the field of Respiratory Disease. She has 2 grown up daughters and 2 granddaughters