On a bitterly cold winter's night, Liverpool is left stunned by a brutal murder in the grounds of the city's Anglican Cathedral. A killer is on the loose, driven by a chilling rage.
Put on the case, DS Nathan Cody is quickly stumped. Wherever he digs, the victim seems to be almost angelic - no-one has a bad word to say, let alone a motive for such a violent murder.
And Cody has other things on his mind too. The ghosts of his past are coming ever closer, and - still bearing the physical and mental scars - it's all he can do to hold onto his sanity.
And then the killer strikes again . . .
Another great book from David Jackson. Any crime thriller fan will enjoy this one. The 2nd book to feature DS Nathan Cody.
While I enjoyed another outing with Nathan Cody and his team, I have to say I especially liked Grace Meade in this book. An analyst working for the police, I really liked how she seemed to be constantly in the background yet such a big part in the investigation. I can see her becoming a big part in future books. It's like anything to do with computers and it's just so easy for her, almost as though her brain is a computer chip. A great character I want to see more of.
DC Megan Webley has returned to work after injury, and things are a little touchy between her and Cody, to say the least. Will these two ever be able to get their relationship put back together, or has to much gone on between them.
It is interfering with their working relationship so needs sorting.
Local school teacher Mary Cowper has been murdered, and this team need to get their act together to try figure out what has happened and why, not only that they need to find what seems to be a very dangerous killer. It's only a matter of time before they kill again.
Cody is hiding his own demons throughout this story and it seems only a matter of time before they begin to get on top of him.
I think this author has a great knack of making you feel like you are actually there when he describes locations and scenes.
Brilliantly written and very well put together, made a very interesting read.