About The Book
In the city of Stoke, a teenage girl is murdered in the middle of the day, her lifeless body abandoned in a field behind her school.
Two days later, a young mother is abducted. She’s discovered strangled and dumped in a local park.
DS Grace Allendale and her team are brought in to investigate, but with a bold killer, no leads and nothing to connect the victims, the case seems hopeless. It’s only when a third woman is targeted that a sinister pattern emerges. A dangerous mind is behind these attacks, and Grace realises that the clock is ticking…
Can they catch the killer before another young woman dies?
With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. I enjoyed reading Hush Hush, the first book in the Grace Allendale series a few months ago so was looking forward to reading this follow up. I do recommend that you read the books in order.
The book starts a few years ago when a woman is attacked in Manchester while out running. It then jumps to modern day in Stoke when a young girl is also attacked whilst on a school cross country run. Grace and her team are perplexed by the attack but the situation becomes more critical when other women are attacked within a matter of days.
One of the reasons I like this series is because of Grace. She has had a hard life, losing her husband to illness and an awkward relationship with her family. But she is determined to move on, with a new relationship and keeping her distance from the family. Typically, certain members of her family don’t have the same desire to stay at arms length. And it’s always nice to see Allie again, even if only briefly.
The case is a chilling one, the level of insanity and control becomes more apparent the further you read. I didn’t have a clue who could be responsible or how the victims were picked. The teenagers were convincing, the language used, the fears, grief and guilt over a close friend’s death and also the unfriendly attitude towards Grace from the daughter of somebody close.
I hope that there will be more books in this series, it is definitely one I am interested in following.