When Tim Harding agrees to do a friend a favour by bidding for an antique ring at an auction on his behalf, he is unaware of the secrets tied up with it - secrets that date back three hundred years.
But the ring is stolen before it can be sold, and a shocking murder follows. Harding is quickly thrown into a web of conspiracies surrounding the ring's origins. As he draws closer to the heart of the mystery, he comes across a young woman he is certain he recognizes, even though they have never met.
But as he goes in search of her identity, his life begins to fall apart. Somewhere, a perilous truth awaits him, coupled with a terrible realization: those who uncover that truth cannot be allowed to live...
"An absorbing read from a truly creative storyteller... A dizzying sequence of twists, handled with Goddard's customary aplomb, make Name to a Face both an excellent introduction to his work and a treat for diehard fans"
"Mysterious, dramatic, intricate, fascinating and unputdownable... Goddard is the crime writers' crime writer"
"The master of the clever twist"
"Goddard rarely disappoints... Meticulous planning, well-drawn characters and an immaculate sense of place... A satisfying number of twists and shocks along the way"
"When it comes to duplicity and intrigue, Goddard is second to none... A master of manipulation"