1 March 2018.
ISBN: 978-1-4721-5101-8 (HB)
Ruth reads through Carver's notes, as the killings went on the tattoos became more and more sophisticated. The last victim, Kara Crogan seemed to have been chosen because she looked like Carver's estranged wife Emma. Was the killer trying to prove something to Carver?
The forensic adviser to the police tells them that tattoos done with thorns are very painful, it seems the killer kept the women alive for weeks. Their whole bodies were covered with the tattoos, they must have been in agony.
Carver slowly remembers bits and pieces and starts to talk but has no idea who shot him.
Investigations lead her to interview a Chris, thought to have been harassing Adela, but after visiting him, Ruth disappears. Blood is found in the lift leading up to his offices.
He becomes frantic to find the truth and to find Ruth. Can he get to her and save her before perhaps she becomes another of the killer's victims? What ensues leads to a terrifying ending.
Margaret Murphy is founder of Murder Squad, a past Chair of the Crime Writers Association (CWA), and a former Writing Fellow and Reading Round Lector for the Royal Literary Fund. She has published nine psychological suspense novels under her own name, including Darkness Falls and Weaving Shadows, and a trilogy of forensic thrillers under the pseudonym A.D. Garrett.