Alex, the 15-year-ol adopted daughter of Tory MP, Richard Travers, is found drowned and with a head injury in a pond in the garden of the family home on the outskirts of a village in Oxfordshire. With the local police force short-handed due to a flu epidemic, two detectives from Scotland Yard are seconded to investigate what they soon discover is a seriously dysfunctional family. At times vivacious and good fun, at others moody and highly emotional, Alex had proved difficult to manage, particularly by Madeleine, the MP's wife, who holds rigid religious beliefs which convinced her and her 17-year-old son, Matthew, that Alex was evil. The one person able to handle Alex was her widowed maternal grandmother, and this leads to further strife within the family until the final shocking truth is revealed.
Used availability for Peter Conway's Family Fallout
August 2011 : UK Hardback
October 2012 : UK Paperback