Ellen has her issues. Born Sue Ellen and named after a TV character, she has just lost her mother and no one seems to care about her. Her only friend is Scarlett that she knew from school who has done rather well for herself as she knew she would and Ellen has no chance of stepping into her shoes.
When she meets someone from work in the pub he persuades her to go back to his to listen to their band video. What transpires is something she never would have thought in a million years or would she?
Meanwhile D.I. Barton becomes acting Chief Inspector, a role he finds doesn’t sit easily with him; being a hands on person he finds it hard to delegate. Coupled with the fact that two of his team are about to sit their inspector’s exams.
Three bodies are found in a run down house, each with a potential weapon by them. A tall man was seen leaving the building however things don’t quite add up and the hunt is on for a potential murderer. As the murders begin to pile up with seemingly no witnesses or motives the team find their hands full.
I enjoyed this – it was slightly different from the norm as we know from the beginning who the perpetrator is (or do we?) and some is written in the first person from Ellen’s side of things. A very cleverly written well thought out plot with twists and turns along the way. It’s almost a hybrid psychological thriller/ crime book in how the story pans out. A brilliant read that is gripping and gritty
A great book three in the Killer trilogy and I would recommend it!
I was born in 1973 in Peterborough and lived there until I was 20, attending The King’s School in the city. I then began a rather nomadic existence, living and working all over the country and various parts of the world.
I found myself returning to Peterborough many times over the years, usually when things had gone wrong. It was on one of these occasions that I met my partner about 100 metres from my back door whilst walking a dog. Two children swiftly followed. I’m still a little stunned by the pace of it now.