"I saw a murder once!"
Joyce boasted. "I did, I did!" But who at the Hallowe'en party would believe a thirteen-year-old with a reputation for lying?
Later that night Joyce was found kneeling beside a bucket of bobbing apples. Her head had been held under the water until she drowned.
Obviously someone at the party had reason to believe the shocking truth of the girl's story.
But who among the few grown-ups present--the mothers and aunts, the vicar and a local schoolteacher--would turn a child's game into a brutal act of murder?