Gina Cross has a special gift. Show her a skull and she can draw a face. Working for the police as a forensic artist, she sketches the faces of the dead. Now the bones of a child are about to put her life in danger. Twenty years ago a child died and twenty years ago Nathan Fox, a caretaker at an exclusive boys' school, found something that incriminated three of the students. When Fox disappeared the boys thought they were safe. But Fox is back, and no one is safe. The boys are now grown up. One is a renowned plastic surgeon; one a politician, tipped as the next prime minister; the third is a lawyer, the son of a High Court judge. Against her better judgement, Gina teams up with Adam Shaw, an investigative journalist, to find Fox and solve the mystery of the child's death. But she is not the only one hunting Fox. When Gina's friend is kidnapped and held hostage, she realises that anything including murder is on the cards.
Fay Cunningham has been short listed for the CWA Debut Dagger three times. Sleeping Dogs is her first full-length novel, although she has had a number of short stories published in women's magazines. Her particular interest is forensic science, and the part a forensic artist plays in helping to solve a crime. She is currently working on a second book featuring Gina Cross. Fay was born in north London and moved several times before settling in Essex, where she now lives with her husband and a very old cat.