I didn't know this was one of a series and since I got to Book No. 2 I must go look for the rest.
DI Helen is in disgrace with her superiors over her handling of a case. It ended badly and even her colleagues are uneasy with her. Helen knows the next case will make or break her and the next one is a horror alright!
Seemingly random men are being picked off by a prostitute dismembered, their hearts cut out and worst of all sent to their families or to their office. The feeling in the town is one of unease and pressure is on to solve the case as soon as possible.
Helen makes an ideal character for a series. She can sustain the story in more cases and this is something I am going to look forward to. Like Inspector Lynley her character is forceful and unique and I think this will make it a success.
The violence and general gory is part of the story and how it eventually wraps up is cleverly done.
The book was sent to me by Netgalley courtesy of Penguin Group Berkeley.