Chief of Detectives Josie Quinn is back in another fantastic crime thriller.
This is the third book in the series but can easily be read as a stand-alone novel, but why miss out on the first two.
Quinn is a single woman who has returned to her small City and taken over as Chief of Police since the death of her predecessor.
She has already been successful in solving two high profile cases, but unfortunately this has brought her into the public eye at press conferences, even more unfortunately it has brought her to the attention of some unscrupulous criminals.
Since the conviction of the local drug lord the local louts have been getting revenge by vandalising police cars and the police head quarters, now it seems they have started to target Josie herself. But the crimes are escalating and Josie appears to be the target of a vindictive and dangerous individual.
When a body turns up in the woods behind the trailer ark where Josie was brought up by her abusive, drunk, drug addict, mother, it starts to bring back unwanted memories of her youth. At a time when she should be concentrating on work she is emotionally vulnerable, and that doesn’t sit well with her.
When she arrives at the scene where the body is found she realises it is a spot that holds dark memories. Is somebody sending her a message? Is somebody playing with her head?
The story twists and turns, Josie’s childhood and early youth are revealed in flashback chapters which are as enthralling as the main story.
The main story is one of manipulation and deceit on an unimaginable level, yet it is worryingly believable.
The end of the story comes at a frantic pace that left me reading into the early hours, I just couldn’t put it down until I’d finished.
At time I though I could guess what the punch line of the story was, and I was right. But how we got to it was a proper roller coaster with some twist-and-turns, and ups-and-downs, I definitely didn’t see coming and took my breath away.
Publishing Date: 19th July 2018