Manfred Baumann is a loner who spends his evenings surreptitiously observing Adele Bedeau, the sullen but alluring waitress at his local bistro. But one day, she simply vanishes. When Detective Georges Gorski begins investigating the case, Manfred's repressed world is shaken to its core and he is forced to confront the dark secrets of his past.
Graeme Macrae Burnet, from Kilmarnock, taught English in Prague, Bordeaux, Porto and London, before returning to Glasgow and working for eight years in independent television. He has degrees in English Literature and International Security Studies, and has received a New Writer's Award from the Scottish Book Trust for his first book, 'The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau'.