Many thanks to the author for the digital copy of this crime thriller. Opinions expressed here are unsolicited, unbiased, and entirely my own.
Two men have been repeatedly stabbed and thrown in the canal. Dr. Kate Pearson is called in to help police investigate. One was a very rich man, one was a vagrant. What's their connection?
Adrian Hamilton drowned 35 years ago. Accident or suicide? His daughter Clogagh has holes in her memory. She's always felt that her mother hated her and her older brother always kept secrets from her.
Clodaugh is now visiting a hypnotherapist to help her regain the bits of memory she has forgotten. Disturbing childhood memories float to the surface and another tragedy is revealed.
Someone is watching Clodagh. The more she remembers, the closer she gets to becoming the latest victim.
This is a well-written mystery. Lots of emotions from the characters keep the suspense on the upper side of edgy. Fright, fearfulness, panic, agitation bounce around like ping pong balls. The story ricochets from 35 years ago and it is mainly Clodagh's voice we hear as a child.
Then we see and hear today's grown-up Clodagh trying to put the pieces together while Dr. Pearson and O'Connor, the investigating officer desperately hunt a serial killer before he takes another vicitm.