This story takes place in England and introduces the reader to a promising young police detective, Kate Marshall who catches the notorious Nine Elms serial killer early in her career. This should have been a path to advancement, but her career was cut short when she had a brief affair with her charming and bright immediate supervisor.
Fifteen years after the nightmare that ended her police career, she is a lecturer at a small coastal English university trying to keep control of the new life that she has created. Suddenly, her life is turned upside down when a copycat killer forces her to face her troubled past. She enlists the help of her brilliant research assistant, Tristan Harper to put the puzzle pieces together from the crimes committed in the past and the link to the current ones. With Tristan’s help, she works with the local police department using the skills from her police background to help solve the recent murders as well as solving an old cold case.
The story line highlights the brutal and sick mind of a serial killer and makes turning the next page a must, to see who survives and who doesn’t.
Robert Bryndza is the author of the Detective Erika Foster series and I think this may be the first of a new series for Kate Marshall.