This was my second read by this author highlighting Detective Helen Grace. I am only sorry that the balance reads by this author on Netgalley are archived as I have heard a lot of good things about the books I have missed!
Helen is on the trail of a killer. As usual no one believes that this is a serial killer, that he has killed before and gone undetected and will kill again. His modus operandi is harsh and heartbreaking. He starves his victims to death and right now we know that one girl has been reported missing. Working on her own with the help of people within her department and those whom she can trust is the only way Helen knows that will save whoever is in the clutches of this killer. The higher ups do not want to believe her and her boss Harwood hates her guts. So things have to be done privately.
Harwood on her own is setting Helen for a fall which will take her out of the Police permanently so Helen is working against the odds.
This is a nail biting mystery/murder and the reader is left literally on a cliff because as you turn the pages you know there is going to be another twist in an already twisted tale!
Beautifully told, characters spot on.
Sent to me by Netgalley courtesy of Berkley Publishing Group, for an unbiased review.