A missing girl. A killer with a deadly message…
It has been a week since anyone last saw 15-year-old Daisy, after she left her best friend’s house and started her short walk home. Detective Kate Matthews and her team have been looking for her ever since.
When a tip-off leads Kate to a disused gymnasium building at Daisy’s school, she is devastated to find no sign of the missing girl, but, as she investigates further, what she does find among the dusty benches and broken lockers shakes her to the core: a side room covered in plastic and a small severed foot. Kate doesn’t know whether to be relived or horrified when the DNA results show the foot does not belong to Daisy.
Working all hours to find the link between both cases, Kate’s blood runs cold when a gift-wrapped box containing a human heart is delivered to her at the station. A twisted killer wants the attention of the victims’ families, but why send pieces of them back?
As Daisy’s last known movements are gradually retraced, suspicion falls on members of her family, and activity on her Facebook account makes Kate hopeful she is still alive. Will Daisy be the killer’s next victim? Or is Kate prepared to risk life and limb to stop another innocent life from being taken?
This utterly pause-resisting serial-killer thriller will have fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Helen Fields biting their nails long after the final twist has sunk in.
©2018 Stephen Edger (P)2018 Bookouture