A killer is playing a twisted game of life or death with his victims. After he captures them, a countdown begins. He marks the time by sending clues to the whereabouts of the women he has taken in three disturbing images: alive, tortured, dead.
In a race against the clock, East London Detective Ruby Preston must play the killer’s terrifying murder game and decipher the clues before more women die.
But this isn’t the first time the police have seen such a sickening crime. The notorious Lonely Hearts Killer, Mason Gatley, was put behind bars ten years ago for murdering six women in exactly the same chilling way. Desperate for more information, Ruby asks her gangster boyfriend, Nathan Crosby, to set up a dangerous meeting to allow her to see into the twisted mind of a murderer.
But the closer Ruby grows to the dark and charming Mason Gatley, the more worried her team becomes. Is he really helping her catch the killer? Or is he lining her up to be his next victim?
How amazing are those book covers.
I have to start this by saying, I just love the book covers for this series of books. A book this good deserves an awesome cover.
This book was a first class gripping read. I absolutely loved it.
We are faced with a very twisted Killer in this book, he prays on women who are 'playing away, Cheating on their husbands.
This is proving one tough case, and one Ruby and her team need to tackle head on as the kidnapped women seem to be mounting up.
It doesn't take long to realise this could actually be a copy cat killing. this is a similar case to one ten years previously, where killer Mason Gatley was finding his pray via lonely hearts columns. Things have moved on now and it seems Dating app's are the new way to find prey.
Melissa Phillips is this killers first victim. Photographs of her are sent to her husband, and it's not all he receives in the post.
Gripping, Twisted and sometimes Gruesome, if this doesn't tell you how bad playing away can be, well it's your own fault when you get caught. First class read as always.
Make sure your bottom is firmly on the seat when reading this, or this edge of your seat read will see you getting hurt.
Caroline is certainly giving this series her all, and I'm so excited to see what comes next. Each book has just got better and better and I'm loving the character of Ruby Preston.
Easy 5* read.
Originally from Ireland, Caroline lives with her family, parrot and two dogs in a pretty village on the coast of Essex. A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high-risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. Published by Bookouture and Thomas & Mercer, she now writes full time and all her books have become number 1 best sellers in their categories.
Her fast-paced DC Jennifer Knight thrillers carry a hint of the supernatural and are weaved from Caroline's personal experiences in the police and paranormal.
Set in Shoreditch, London, her DS Ruby Preston series is described as "terrifying, addictive serial killer thrillers".
Caroline also writes psychological thrillers, the most recent, Witness, has been described as "thrilling, tense, exciting, dark and twisted in the best possible way".