DS Warren Carter is two weeks away from leaving CID and joining a new unit in a new city when he’s called to the scene of a brutal murder of an elderly couple. Ex-SAS operative Mitchell is contacted by the widow of his former best friend and partner who needs help finding her missing 18-year old daughter, Toni. She seems to have gotten herself into something deadly without any way out.
The three situations don’t seem to have any connection point but I was certain they eventually would collide. The story is told from the three perspectives: the detective, the vigilante and the missing. It was fascinating to follow the three narratives as the two investigations proceeded. That in itself was pretty interesting as one was a standard police procedural (well done, by the way) and the other a more rogue pursuit. At the center of it all was the dark web, truly sinister and reprehensible. It’s not for the faint of heart and at times I questioned whether I wanted to take it in.
I’m really glad three narrators were used in the production of the audiobook as they were clearly distinguishable and well suited to the characters they were portraying. The story kept me hooked and moved rather rapidly and the narrators just made it better. This is my first time reading this author and I like her writing style. In the afterword, she notes that the book was inspired by true events, which is unfortunate as there are some really sick elements but the sense of authenticity rang strong. As three of the characters appear in two other stories, I’m definitely going to be reading/listening to those books.
- Release Date: July 3, 2018
- Narrators: Simon Vance, Charlotte Cole, Shaun Grindell
- Audio Length: 8 hours
(I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review)