Release Date: 27/11/14
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Someone has a list of women. And they're crossing the names out one by one. The first body is found in a dilapidated warehouse in London's East End - an attractive woman, brutally murdered. She went into the building, dressed for sex - and didn't come out...Then another woman burns to death in her own home. She was alone but all signs point to murder. Two seemingly separate victims, but Detective Inspector Carter and Detective Constable Willis are convinced they were killed by the same person. And when a third body is found, the detectives start to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. But what connects the victims? And who will the killer go after next? From the author of the bestselling Dead of Winter and Cold As Ice comes a page-turning new thriller that will have you hooked from start to finish.
To be brutal here (almost as brutal as the killings within) this book from Lee Weeks was one that was more middle of the road than real trend setter for me. Whilst the Scandinavians have a good foothold on the market, they tend to be the ones that are presenting readers with something not only new but tales that will stick with you long after the final page is turned.
Whilst this book fails on that angle, there is a good plotline, the characters are reasonable but for me, it just felt lacklustre almost as if it was there to just settle in with the other books out there rather than strike out on its one. All round a book that is an OK read if you’ve nothing better to do but if you want a crime title that really will kick you in the guts, then go for one of the current plethora of European Crime.