For those yet to read Dirk Fletcher, or for those that might be feeling a little confused by it (as I often am), here we have a brief summary, in order, of the pieces unveiled so far.
During his childhood, at the age of fifteen, Dirk and his parents were in a car accident that killed his mother and crippled his father.
Also in that accident, though in a different car, was Clarissa Heathholm. Shortly afterwards, she vanishes. It is believed that she was kidnapped.
Over time, Dirk is in many bands and goes by many names. For these, he uses the same band manager - Gray Smart. He also visits Clarissa, which the manager discovers. Dirk makes Jess Harris shoot the manager, then he sets his car on fire in The Ice Factory to burn the body.
He then, somehow, forgets all of this.
Now, living above a pub, Jess Harris returns to unlock Dirk's memories, and the police have found the body of the man he killed.