Hor­rors of the past and present

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Books & Dvd/Blu-Ray - The Domino Killer Neil White Sphere £8.99

THIS pres­sure cooker of a crime thriller takes you in­side a po­lice man­hunt for a ruth­less killer while show­ing the reper­cus­sions vic­tims’ fam­i­lies face.

Manchester def e nce l awyer J oe Parker knows how the scars never heal. His young sis­ter El­lie was mur­dered by a de­praved killer 17 years ago and Joe’s been plagued by guilt over fail­ing to save her ever since. He’s also driven by a rag­ing de­sire for re­venge. Now, by a twist of fate Joe’s sure that a sur­prise client may be El­lie’s elu­sive killer.

He’saslip­perychar­ac­ter­run­ning a du­bi­ous get-rich-quick in­vest­ment scheme, and while Joe’s hunt­ing for clues to fi­nally nail himhe­be­gin­sto­sus­pec­this client may in fact be lur­ing him into some de­vi­ous trap.

Mean­while Joe’s brother Sam, a mur­der squad de­tec­tive, is hunt­ing a psy­chopath who maybe­s­e­lect­ing his vic­tims and lur­ing them to kill each other through a sleazy in­ter­net site. With su­perb skill, the au­thor cre­ates two grip­ping nar­ra­tives that grad­u­ally en­twine the broth­ers in a cli­mac­tic thrill ride as they come face to face with the hor­rors of both the past and present. It’s bril­liantly tense and proves White’s a ris­ing star. Re­view by Alex Gor­don. In which city is it set? En­tries to Alex Gor­don, Domino com­pe­ti­tion by Jan­uary 12.

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