Characters By Chapter
Elizabeth Robinson
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1AngelaRandallElder care nurse, jogger
 ElsaRandallAngela's mother, died in a car accident when Angela was 15
 Mr.GantleyAiling patient in the nursing home
 MissParkinsonAiling patient in the nursing home
 CarolAshtonDirector of the Four Ways Home for the elderly
2Dr. CatDeerbonPhysician
 IrisChaterWife of dying patient of Dr. Deerbon
 HarryChater80-year-old dying patient
 Dr. ChrisDeerbonPhysician, Cat's husband & medical partner
 SimonSerraillerCat's triplet brother, DCI in the Bevham CID, artist
 IvoSerraillerCat's other triplet brother, physician in Australia
4DebbieParkerDepressed unemployed clerk,
 SandyMarshDebbie's flatmate; credit control worker
 Dava Spiritual healer, advertised in health shop
5DS FreyaGraffhamSergeant at Lafferton CID
 DI BillyCameronGraffham's boss at Laffterton CID
 DC NathanCoatesConstable at Lefferton CID
6JimWilliamsDog walker
 Skippy Williams' dog, inherited from his sister, Phyllis
7KarinMcCaffertyPatient of Dr. Cat Deerbon, former banker
 MikeMcCaffertyKarin's husband
 SamDeerbonCat's son
 HannahDeerbonCat's daughter
 Dr. JillMonkOncologist
 Aunt Elsie Aunt of the narrator
 Uncle Len Uncle of the narrator
 ArthurNeedhamMurderer of his wife & her daughter
8PaulineMossIris Chater's neighbor
12JakeSpurrier10-year-old, sickly
 JennySpurrierJake's mother
 JoeSpurrierJake's 14-year-old brother
14DonBallingerFreya Graffham's ex-husband
 AlanFentonChoirmaster at St. Michael's
 SharonMedcalfSoprano singer in the choir, boutique shop owner
 MerielSeraillerSimon, Ivo & Cat's mother, hosting social event for the choir, former NHS consultant
16E.J.DuckhamJewelry store owner in Bevham
 Mrs.CampionEmployee at E.J. Duckham
 HeidiWalshPolice officer at Lafferton station
18NitaRamsdenFormer co-worker of Iris Chater
 Donald Nita' fiancĂ©
 Ellie Iris Chater's grandmother
 GeraldTaitSr. partner at a GP practice
22LouiseTillerPolice officer at Lafferton station
 DaveGrimesPolice officer at Lafferton station
24ColinDavisonAKA Dava
 Annie Colin/Dava's secretary
 StephenGarlickShop owner near Dava's office
 AnthonyOrfordPsychic surgeon
25DavidLesterChoirmaster of St. Michaels Singers
 JoanYoungerFreya's fellow alto singer in choir
26VictorFreebornPatient at Four Ways home
 Mrs.MurdoSecretary at Four Ways home
 PamThornhillHousekeeper at Four Ways home
 RachelCarrReporter for Bevham newspaper
 DonPilkingtonEditor of Bevham Echo
 GrahamGantNews editor of Bevham Echo
 JonBlixenRachel Carr's lover, rugby captain
28Dr. CharlesGroatman19th century consultant who treats patients through Anthony Orford
30RichardSerraillerSimon's father, retired neurologist
 MarthaSerraillerSimon's younger sister, brain-damaged
32BrianUrchmontReal identity of Dr. Groatman, clinician in Brighton
 DuggieHottenReporter - Brighton Argus; colleague - Rachel Carr
33JasonWebsterCo-worker of Sandy Marsh
35DC GaryWalshPolice officer at Lafferton station
37GlendaWallerClaimed to have been healed by Anthony Orford
 EsmeCoxOrford's receptionist
40DianaMasonRestaurateur, widow, friend of Simon
47DaveGreenPolice officer at Lafferton station
 WillHardyPolice officer at Lafferton station
48MarionKeithPatient of Chris Deerbon, accuses Dr. Groatman/Orford of assault
 MikeMajorConstable at Lafferton station
50EmmaSteeleNathan Coates' girlfriend/fiancée
51DavePearcePolice officer at Lafferton station
 JustinWeekesPolice officer at Lafferton station
53NettySalmonOwner of Dobermans