BLURB: Two murders. Twenty years. Now the killer is back for more… DCI Matilda Darke has returned to work after a nine month absence. A shadow of her former self, she is tasked with re-opening a cold case: the terrifyingly brutal murders of Miranda and Stefan Harkness. The only witness was their eleven-year-old son, Jonathan, who was too deeply traumatized to speak a word. Then a dead body is discovered, and the investigation leads back to Matilda’s case. Suddenly the past and present converge, and it seems a killer may have come back for more…
It has been a while since I’ve been so immersed in a book. I love a well executed police procedural and this one was stellar. The seemingly impossible murder mystery, the damaged protagonists, the workplace rivalry, and the excellent characterization all served to make this a top notch crime novel.
Michael Wood is a freelance journalist and proofreader living in Sheffield. As a journalist he has covered many crime stories throughout Sheffield, gaining first-hand knowledge of police procedure. He also reviews books for CrimeSquad, a website dedicated to crime fiction. As a huge reader of crime fiction he decided to follow in the footsteps of his favourite authors. I, for one, am glad he did.
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