Meet Tony Hill's most twisted adversary - a killer with a shopping list of victims, driven by the most perverted of desires. The murder and mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own. But it's not long before Tony realises it's just the start of a brutal and ruthless campaign that's targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people. Tony battles to find the answers that will give him personal and professional satisfaction in his most testing investigation yet.
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"So gripping that it puts your life on hold." (The Times)
"Everything a great detective novel should be: pacy, gripping, clever and stylish and, most of all, a fantastic read." (Sunday Express)
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"As good and twisted as ever"
Tony and carol again manage to unravel the knot of a kill as well as there own lives will they ever be happy together or apart
Brilliant book. Thrilling, tense page turner which I listened to in almost one sitting. The mixture of storylines and personal back stories left me feeling more satisfied with this book than others in the Tony Hill/ Carol Jordan series. Saul Riechlin's narration is most definitely improving and I enjoyed his performance throughout. Can't wait for the next one.
"A little predictable but good overall"
I did get that annoying feeling I knew the answers quicker than the detective team on this one but overall a good, compelling story.
This book was a real struggle for me, and has well and truly put me off buying any more in the series. Tony has turned into a whinge-y sap, and Carol, a completely unlikeable drunk who hates Tony for reasons that make NO SENSE WHATSOEVER.
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