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Ruby wakes up in a strange room. Her captor calmly explains that no one is looking for her. No one wants her. Except him.
When the body of a woman is found buried on a secluded beach, Detective Helen Grace is called to the scene. She knows right away that the killer is no amateur. The woman has been dead for years, and no one has even reported her missing. But why would they? She's still sending text messages to her family.
Helen is convinced that a criminal mastermind is at work: someone very smart, very careful, and worst of all, very patient. But as she struggles to piece together the killer's motive, time is running out for a victim who is still alive...
- ISBN-13: 9780451475510
- ISBN-10: 0451475518
- Publisher: Berkley Books
- Publish Date: February 2016
- Page Count: 432
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
Series: Detective Helen Grace Thriller #2
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-12-21
- Reviewer: Staff
British author Arlidges twisted third Helen Grace thriller (after 2015s Pop Goes the Weasel) puts the Hampshire detective inspector on the trail of a serial killer who seized Ruby Sprackling, a troubled young woman, from her flat after she spent a night drinking and is now holding her in his cold, dark cellar. Helen has already caught two serial killers in her short career, but personnel changes among her subordinates and sabotage from her jealous superior, Det. Supt. Ceri Harwood, hamper her investigation. Scenes of Rubys deteriorating condition at her captors hands provide counterpoint to Helens increasingly hectic efforts to save her. Arlidge adds nothing new to the captive woman plot and fails to drum up much suspense as Helen closes in on the killer. Still, Helen is a strong lead with plenty of smarts and intuition, and she succeeds in getting the most out of her team. Agent: Hellie Ogden, Janklow Nesbit. (Feb.)