Victims are being abducted in pairs. Each victim must make a terrible choice; will you kill in order to stay alive? DI Helen Grace and her team must find the links between each pair before a sadistic killer can strike again.
This is a terrific read. The plot moves along at a cracking pace and the characters are interesting, well structured and develop as the story unfolds. The crimes are shocking and the anguish that the tortured victims experience helps to build the sense of menace and suspense as the story builds to a gripping climax.
DI Grace, is an interesting and likeable lead character who I instantly liked and wanted to learn more about. Likewise, the supporting cast of Mark and Charlie are well defined and are not merely “fillers” as can sometimes be found. As for the killer? A wonderfully complex and grotesque villain!
The short, punchy chapters, evidence of the author’s background in television drama, help to drive the action along and further crank up the tension of this thrilling read.
There was nothing about this story that I disliked; everything worked superbly together to create a thoroughly enjoyable read. I eagerly await further instalments.
My Rating: 4.0* out of 5.0*
PUBLICATION DATE: May 2014 (anticipated)
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