A perfect family hiding disturbing secrets. A killer who wants the truth to be told.
A teacher goes missing under suspicious circumstances.
A millionaire is murdered at a local reservoir.
For Detective Robyn Carter, there’s no obvious link between the men. But as she starts to delve into the cases, her investigations lead her to Abigail, perfect wife and mother to beautiful little Izzy. What was Abigail’s connection to the victims? And why is she receiving threatening messages from an anonymous number?
But as Robyn starts to inch closer to finding the killer, Izzy is abducted.
Unless Robyn gets to the twisted individual in time, a little girl will die …
Gripping, fast paced and nailbitingly tense, this serial killer thriller will chill you to the bone.
My Review – 5 stars
It’s great to get a new character, and I look forward to getting to know Robyn and her team in subsequent books.
It starts with different stories which begin to intermingle. I love the way it’s told from different viewpoints too.
DI Robyn Carter has taken some time out from the force after the death of her partner Davies. She had been working with her cousin Ross, an ex-copper, in his private eye business…..mainly tailing people who are fraudulently trying to claim on insurance. A concerned wife contacts them after her husband, Lucas Matthews, goes missing. Robyn is due back at work with the Staffordshire Police. She takes the missing person case with her as she thinks it needs to be made official. Robyn’s story is told in the third person.
Alice’s story is told in the first person, and subsequently in italics. Alice has had a difficult childhood, suffering sexual abuse and also watched her mother go from a beautiful butterfly to a washed up sex worker.
The other voice is that of Abigail. The perfect wife of Jackson and mother of baby Izzy. She is getting threatening calls and messages from an unknown sender. The caller makes accusations about secrets and Abigail starts to unravel. She feels like she is being watched. Accusations about her husband make her unsure who to trust. She has a handful of friends and doesn’t even know if she can trust them.
It’s a cleverly told story, taking you this way and that.
I really enjoyed it, well-paced. A pleasure to read.
I’ve read previous books by this author which have been very funny.
Carol has gone to the ‘dark side’ with this one and it really suits her!!
Thanks to the publishers, Bookouture, and NetGalley for the copy in return for an honest review.
Publication date 19th January 2017
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