The sergeant took some from each box and spread them around the floor so they could all see. Dozens upon dozens of them. DI Rachel Narey's guess was that there were a few hundred in all.
Many of them were in crowd scenes, some just sitting on a park bench or walking a dog or waiting for a bus or working in shops. They seemed to have no idea they'd been photographed.
All women. All attractive. All between their late teens and early 30s.
Hundreds of them.
A dawn raid on the home of a suspected rapist leads to a chilling discovery, a disturbing collection hidden under floorboards. Narey is terrified at the potential scale of what they've found and of what brutalities it may signal.
When the photographs are ruled inadmissible as evidence and the man walks free from court, Narey knows she's let down the victim she'd promised to protect and a monster is back on the streets.
Tony Winter's young family is under threat from Internet trolls, and he is determined to protect them whatever the cost. He and Narey are in a race against time to find the unknown victims of the photographer's lens - before he strikes again.
This book is so well written and tightly edited. It draws the listener in from the first, but by a third of the way through, it is truly tough to turn off and led to two nights of listening into the wee small hours for me. The characters and locations are richly drawn, the story intelligent, plausible and compelling. There are moments to wince at, but it is entirely in keeping with the story and never gratuitous. There is a strong emphasis on Police procedure.
David Monteath is always brilliant in narrating and he does a winderful job here. I look forward to more from this author and hope David continues to narrate his books.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
I was hooked from the opening chapter. Listened at every opportunity. the narration was brilliant also. I would highly recommend this whether book, kindle or audio.
I just couldn't stop listening to this excellent thriller/police story. The characters are well defined and the topic is very relevant. It held my interest all the way and I am going to have some problems finding another to replace it. Frankly, if there were 6 stars I would give it just that. All the ingredients were there:- a good story, tension, a realistic look at violence against women and a lively pace. Thanks Craig Robertson.