The book, written by Ann Cleeves, will form the basis for the third episode of new series Vera.
The drama will see Vera and her team investigate the murder of a young woman, uncovering memories of an unsolved case from the detective's past.
Jane Holman will appear as murder victim Bella Furness, while David Leon, Wunmi Mosaku, Jon Morrison and Paul Ritter will play Stanhope's squad of detectives.
The Damned United actress Elizabeth Carling and former This Life star Daniela Nardini will also star.
The novel has been adapted for television by Silent Witness writer Stephen Brady.
Vera is currently filming in Northumberland.