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Lizzy pulled the covers over her head. Then she realised what was being dragged behind the person with the torch. She rammed her fist into her mouth to stop herself from screaming…
For decades, The Moore Asylum was home to the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. But ever since a scandal forced its closure, the abandoned building has cast an imposing shadow. Until now – when an elderly man is found dead, his body strapped to a gurney…
Detective Lucy Harwin, still reeling from a previous case that ended in the devastating murder of a mother and her child, finds herself on the trail of a killer ruthlessly fixated on avenging wrongs.
What disturbing secrets lie within the asylum’s walls? Together with her partner Detective Mattie Jackson, Lucy begins to unearth its terrible history, and the horrors endured by the vulnerable children.
As the attacks escalate and a woman is murdered on her own doorstep, Lucy is forced into a terrifying game of cat and mouse with a twisted individual. But can Lucy stop a murderer with nothing left to lose?
An absolutely terrifying and gripping thriller that will chill readers of MJ Arlidge, Angela Marsons and Rachel Abbott to the bone.
This is a fast paced, action packed thriller which had me riveted to the very end! It truly is a gripping thriller with superb believable characters brought to life in this enthralling story which is full of unexpected twists and turns. This is definitely a winner to me – I suggest you go read the story yourself rather than reading my review!
I am so impressed with how the author brought the characters to life. The flash backs from the serial killer add to the angst and are a brilliant way of filling in their back story. The lead investigator is Detective Lucy Harwin and the details of her turmoil after her previous case, the adultery of her ex-husband and the rebellious nature of their teenage daughter are all significant factors in the unfolding drama which starts with the discovery of a murdered elderly man, strapped to a gurney in the abandoned Moore Asylum, a so-called hospital where children were imprisoned if thought to be mentally ill until scandal forced it to be closed down. As Lucy returns to work with her partner Matthew (Mattie) Jackson, secrets from the past regarding the mistreatment of children are slowly revealed – but not in time to prevent other people becoming victims of the serial killer . . . . and Lucy, herself, could also be one of the killer’s targets.
Thank you to Bookouture for agreeing to my request by gifting me a copy of this superb novel via NetGalley without any obligations. I chose to read it and this is my honest opinion after doing so. If you enjoy great police investigations, serial murder thrillers or a really well crafted story, don’t miss this exceptional story.
Helen Phifer’s love of reading began with Enid Blyton, before progressing on to Laura Ingals Wilder and scaring herself with Steven King. If she can’t write for any particular reason she finds herself getting itchy fingers and really irritable. She loves reading as much as writing and is also very fond of chocolate, Prosecco, The Lake District, New York, white Zinfandel wine, her children and grandchildren, her friends, porn star martini cocktails, Stephen King, watching scary films, Marilyn Monroe, Melissa McCarthy, Idris Elba, Simon Baker, Spandau Ballet, The Munsters and coffee. In no particular order.