Fifteen years old…brutalised…dumped in a park…throat slashed…. Schoolgirl prostitute Michelle Lucas died in agony and terror, utterly alone. The sight breaks the heart of Sergeant Bev Morriss of West Midlands Police. She thought she was hardened, but gazing at Michelle’s pale, broken body she is consumed by a cold fury. She knows this case is different - this is the one that will push her to the edge. Plunging herself into the seedy heart of Birmingham’s vice-land she struggles to infiltrate the deadly jungle of hookers, evil pimps and violent johns.
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A Bev Morriss crime novel. A good police officer doesn't get emotional, but some cases just make you want to cry.... Taken off a high-profile rape investigation to lead the hunt for a missing baby, Detective Sergeant Bev Morriss is torn professionally and personally. When the baby-snatching turns into something more sinister, it forces Bev to face uncomfortable feelings of her own, and when she takes her eye off the ball for a split second, she finds herself in serious trouble.
A serial killer is targeting paedophiles in Birmingham, and crime reporter Matt Snow always gets there first - ahead of the pack and the police. Is the murderer tipping him off? Snow isn't revealing his source - not when it's a story to die for. But is the reporter breaking the news - or making it? Through it all, Bev Morriss has an exclusive of her own...a news item she'd rather didn't get round the nick. The guv knows, but he's on sick leave. Should she let DC Mac Tyler in on the secret - or keep mum?
From the author of "Working Girls" - A new Bev Morriss crime novel. Flowers are the language of love, what does it mean when a retired, elderly doctor is found dead with a bunch of daffodils callously thrust down her throat? Murder squad detectives believe Sophia Carrington is the latest victim of a gang of teenagers who have been preying on the old and vulnerable. But Detective Sergeant Bev Morriss reads the message differently. .
A newborn baby's abandoned. A five-year-old boy's abducted. A police officer's dead. And Detective Sergeant Bev Morriss thinks she's having a hard time. Struggling to cope after a vicious attack, desperate not to reveal what's happening under the skin, Bev is fighting for survival. But when you barely trust yourself-who can you rely on?