Just when DI Matthew Adams thinks he’s left the past behind him, it comes back to haunt him once again; this time in the form of the Conner family.
Like Matthew, the Conners have lost a child in tragic circumstances – and they’ve also found themselves in the hands of one of the most depraved criminals to walk the streets: ‘Dead-eyed’ Charlie Roberts, a drug addicted low-life with a penchant for extreme violence.
Matthew’s greatest affinity lies with Daniel Conner, the brooding father who still blames himself for his youngest child’s death. But when Daniel’s wife and daughter are tortured and tormented by Roberts, can Matthew prevent him from completely ruining his own life for an act of revenge particularly when, once upon a time, that’s exactly what Matthew would have done too?
So the book... Another gruelling case for DI Matthew Adams. And this case has some aspects that Adams can relate to.
The Connor family lost a child in a terrible car accident, their life seems to then spiral out of control. Not only are the mother and father, Jo and Daniel struggling with each other, and not understanding how each other copes with grief, their teenage daughter Kayla is clearly struggling to, but with her mother and father not seeming to notice, Kayla goes off the rails a little and gets caught up with a known thug and drug dealer, Charlie.
Charlie is one evil little *so and so (*replace with your own words, I couldn't print mine), he thinks about no one but himself, and he really is big trouble.
This book is one hell of a page turner, and like Sheryl's other books I did not want it to end. I found myself picking up my kindle at every opportunity. A damn good page turner.
It leaves you wanting more, and doing your best to find the time to keep reading.
For me personally I would recommend you read these books in order as you will get a much better feel of the backgrounds of the main characters. I guess it could be read as a stand alone but I really feel it's better read as part of the series in order.