Ex-policeman turned private investigator Billy Rucker has been asked to trace Lucy Bradley, a teenage runaway on the streets of London. But when he finds her, she has been strangled and stabbed and abandoned in a disused house.
Despite this being a case for the Metropolitan Police, Billy is persuaded by Lucy's father to track down her killer. And he soon finds himself embroiled in an investigation which leaves him with only one way out...
I tried really hard with this book. The idea is good - an ex-cop who searches for missing youngsters, but the story really didn't seem to hang together with disconnected threads and I gave up at chapter 7.
The narration doesn't help. The narrator's clipped 'posh' accent doesn't seem to fit with the character.
Interesting plot development and character building , well read but a bit long for my liking. Interesting twists along the way.