Six years on from her first adventure, in The Killing Lessons, Saul Black picks up the story of Detective Valerie Hart, who remains haunted by her nemesis, the beautiful killer, Katherine Glass.
Although Glass is safely behind bars, for the horrific murders in which she played a part, her partner in crime is still on the loose.
The second book in Black’s series combines a love story, with the latest gruesome killings interrupting fellow cop Nick Blaskovitch’s attempts to propose to Hart, and the horrific tale of a serial killer on the rampage. As the spate of killings commences, it is clear to Hart that they are connected to the murders from six years ago and, more frighteningly, this time the carnage is very personal.
The only chance that Hart has of understanding the cryptic letters she receives from the killer is to re-engage with the enigmatic Katherine Glass. However, the personal impact on Hart may cost her more deeply than she realises, as her relationship with Blaskovitch becomes increasingly strained and the personal nature of the killer’s vendetta begins to emerge.
As with The Killing Lessons, this is an easy read, with a compelling plot that develops at pace until its chilling climax.