Death has come twice to Ravenbank, a remote community in
Englandâ€™s Lake District, each time on Halloweâ€™en. Just
before the First World War, a young womanâ€™s corpse was
found, with a makeshift shroud frozen to her battered face.
Her ghost â€“ the Faceless Woman â€“ is said to walk through
Ravenbank on Hallowe-en. Five years ago, another woman,
Katya Moss, was murdered, and again her face was covered to
hide her injuries. Daniel Kind, a specialist in the history
of murder, becomes fascinated by the old cases, and wonders
whether the obvious suspects really did commit the crimes.
He spends Halloweâ€™en at a party in Ravenbank â€“ only to find
death returning to this beautiful but isolated spot. Once
more, the victim is a woman, once more her damaged face is
shrouded from view.