Release Date: 04/02/14
Publisher: Atlantic Books
When a nine-year-old boy is left to die inside a burning car on a sink estate in Peckham, DCI David Rosen is drafted in to investigate. The young boy has been severely burned, and is now fighting for his life. As Rosen and his team begin to scour the crime scene for forensic evidence, they discover something chilling; a graffiti image of a sinister eye, drawn in exquisite detail above the site of the wreckage - and behind it, a series of mysterious markings, etched into the wall. Could the markings represent a secret code left by the killer - a code that will hold the key to the investigation?
OK, so for me, Mark’s first book The Sixth Soul was essentially a middle of the road book that whilst not outstanding, was solid enough to put Mark on my TBR list. The prose was good, the concept within believable and with cracking dialogue alongside proper crime solving generated a story that I felt was a lot better than the original.
Add to this some solid sleight of hand from the author backed up with an author who has clearly learned from what has gone before demonstrates that he’s a name to watch.