With the permission of the East Sussex coroner, Sally’s body was disinterred from St. Anne’s Church graveyard. No one was prepared for the horror when the coffin lid was opened.

The authorities begin a bizarre and sinister cover-up. Every witness is sworn to secrecy. But reporter Kate Hemmingway refuses to forget. Her investigations into the story are blocked at every turn, until she discovers the research of a brilliant anaesthetist, documenting his lifelong obsession – to prove life after death.