St Joseph’s is a picturesque hotel in a tranquil setting on the Cornish coast and nestles in the cleavage of the surrounding cliffs. It’s late June and guests arrive for a relaxing summer weekend. But the weather changes and a raging storm brings a flood that traps both staff and guests at the hotel. Five women hoping for a soothing spa break find themselves caught up in the murder and mayhem that ensues.
Several of those trapped have ulterior motives for being at the hotel, some of them sinister! When a body is discovered not only is it necessary for DI Barlow to apprehend the murderer, he must also discover the identity of the victim.
And the strangest thing? The murder weapon!