Two people are abducted, imprisoned, and left with a gun. As hunger and thirst set in, only one walks away alive. Read more...
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The "dark, twisted, thought-provoking" (#1"New York Times"bestsellerTami Hoag)international bestseller first in the new series featuring Detective Helen Grace.
Two people are abducted, imprisoned, and left with a gun. As hunger and thirst set in, only one walks away alive.
It s a game more twisted than any Detective Helen Grace has ever seen. If she hadn t spoken with the shattered survivors herself, she almost wouldn t believe them.
Helen is familiar with the dark sides of human nature, including her own, but this case with its seemingly random victims has her baffled. But as more people go missing, nothing will be more terrifying than when it all starts making sense...."
- ISBN-13: 9780451475497
- ISBN-10: 0451475496
- Publisher: New American Library
- Publish Date: June 2015
- Page Count: 432
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
Series: Di Helen Grace Thriller #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-03-30
- Reviewer: Staff
British author Arlidge’s engrossing first novel, a crime thriller, introduces Det. Insp. Helen Grace of the Hampshire police. When a fiend abducts a young woman and her boyfriend and torments them in an ingeniously cruel way that leads to the death of one of them, Helen investigates, but before she can make any headway there is a second similar case, then a third. Helen believes there’s a connection among the victims, but the only link she can see is that they were all acquaintances of hers. Helen is herself a severely damaged woman. Professional stress and a guilty family secret make her withdrawn and defensive in her personal life; her main relief comes from employing a professional dominator to whip her. Plot complications include Helen’s detection of a mole within the department and her complex relationship with an otherwise talented subordinate who’s sinking into debilitating alcoholism. Readers will look forward to seeing more of this strong, intelligent, and courageous lead. Agent: Hellie Ogden, Janklow Nesbit. (June)