Horrors of the past and present
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.