Small time drug dealer, Marcus Stone and DCI Clive Burston had never met until one night in August. By the end of that night, both had been shot dead in a small bedroom in the heart of gang territory.
DI Erika Piper is called to the scene but is at a loss to explain what’s happened. How did these two even meet, let alone end up dead in what appears to be a strange murder-suicide? As Erika leads the investigation, another two bodies are found, killed in a similar fashion. One murder. One Suicide. But who is controlling the macabre puppet show?
As Erika delves deeper into the lives of the dead, the pieces begin to fit together and a number of nefarious characters crawl out of the woodwork – one of whom is almost certainly pulling the strings.
A catastrophic event and a personal miracle threaten to derail the investigation. Erika must find the strength to continue, before the whispers catch up with her too…
Wow, what a book! This author has such an amazing talent, I’m not sure there was an emotion I didn’t feel. Excitement – check. Happiness – check. Sadness – check. Anger – check. The author had me hooked from the very first page and did not let me go until the last word.
The story follows Erika Piper and her team in a bid to find a killer who doesn’t get their hands dirty. This is a fantastic detective story that will keep you guessing all the way through, you will not be able to crack this case, and it will leave you always wanting to read one more chapter.
Each of the characters are so incredibly well written, making you feel like you are part of the team, with Erika and Liam being your best friends, the happiness i felt when Erika revealed her miracle was the same happiness I felt when my sister gave me the same news. Just as i was starting to feel a bigger connection to Liam, as his personality was emanating from the pages and i could see what an amazing guy he was the author dropped an incredible bombshell and it took all that was in me not to burst into tears in the middle of work.
I think i felt so much of a huge connection to this book because of the familiarity of the cities and places the book takes place in, making the book flow like a movie inside my head.
I usually hate a happy ending after reading a fast paced thriller but by the end of this book i needed it and i was welling up with tears of joy and i am certainly counting down the days until we meet Erika Piper again.
Trust me, this is a thrilling, who-done-it, you do not want to miss out on.