Frozen-Lake-200x300England, Christmas 1936: a bitter winter brings snow to the fells and ice to a a great northern lake, bringing with it returning exiles – and the long shadow of Fascism. Above the lake, the two great houses of Wyncrag and Grindley Hall once again ring with life as the scattered Richardsons and Grindleys trickle back to their ancestral homes, bringing with them unanswered questions, deadly secrets, and the scars of a fifteen-year-old-tragedy. But the eyes of Special Branch are already watching them, and when a murder shatters the tense society of the lake no-one’s past will escape scrutiny – and no-one’s secrets will remain hidden.