Until Jane Webster gets a call to the helpline where she volunteers. It's meant to be a confidential service and Jane is torn--it could be a hoaxer, but the soft voice at the end of the line has the ring of truth about it. He says he loves these women--but it's a love that ends in blood.
When Jane tells the police, it should be the lead that Zoe needs--but it only pulls her further into a case that is already taking her dangerously close to the past she's never fully escaped. For Jane, Zoe and all the other young women of the city, suddenly nowhere is safe. Particularly their own bedroom at the dead of night...
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-03-23
- Reviewer: Staff
Det. Insp. Zoe Dolan, the heroine of this absorbing crime novel from British author Mosby (The Murder Code), is haunted by a recurrent nightmare in which a figure threatens her at what she calls the waste ground, the remains of an old factory near the location of her childhood school. Zoe, thinking this must be a repressed memory and knowing it must have some significance, struggles to remember what could have happened. Meanwhile, she and her partner, Det. Insp. Chris Sands, are trying to apprehend “the Creeper,” a monster who has battered and raped five seemingly unrelated young women. The savagery of the beatings is escalating, making the investigation more urgent. In order to find the culprit, Zoe and Chris must determine how the Creeper gains entrance to homes whose doors and windows are always locked. Mosby expertly intertwines the main plot lines with several subplots in this psychologically attuned thriller. Agent: Carolyn Whitaker, London Independent Books (U.K.). (June)