Everybody loves a good serial killer story, and this one is really good.
Detective Sergeant Ruby Preston, and her team, are back.
Years ago Mason Gately was caught in the act of murdering his 6th Victim. Nicknamed by the press The Lonely Heart Killer, he found his victims through the personal adds in local papers, Gately had a very specific way of killing the women over several days.
When Melissa Phillips, the wife of a high-profile BBC News Journalist, goes missing; and he starts to receive images of her, similar to those sent by Gately of his victims to their families, alarm bells begin to ring.
Ruby’s boss, DI Downes, had worked on the original case and knows that some of the details of the original murders had never been released to the public. So how does the new killer know how to recreate the murders in such detail? Is Gately actually the Lonely Hearts Killer, or is the wrong person in custody.
As more people go missing the similarities between the murders continue and each case is a rush against time to save the victim.
Meanwhile the killer is contacting a confidential telephone help line and talking, in a round-about way, about his crimes. Will the call handler understand who they are talking to?
Ruby is still dating her first love, who she is only recently become reacquainted with, Nathan. Just to add spice to the story Nathan is part of one of the biggest crime families in Shoreditch.
This relationship opens doors for Ruby to interview Gately, and so begins a relationship very similar to that of Starling and Lecter.
What sacrifices will Ruby have to make to get the information she needs, and how many people will suffer before she gets it.
This is another great story in this series by Caroline Mitchell. Each book gets better, and as ever I was left wanting to read the next one straight away.
I suppose I’ll just have to be patient.
Published by Bookouture
Pulishing date 31st October 2017