DI Jim Carruthers has to put his personal feelings for newly- appointed DCI Sandra McTavish aside when a young student is brutally attacked and left for dead.
Meanwhile, when a university lecturer is stalked by one of her own students, Carruthers is horrified to discover that the academic is none other than his ex-wife, Mairi. Are the attacker and stalker one and the same, and if so, will Carruthers’ ex-wife be next?
When a second then a third victim is discovered, not only dead but mutilated, Carruthers and his team are tasked with searching for a murderer. A murderer who takes great pleasure from killing.
What is the victims’ connection to a cult in North America, which seems to be getting a stranglehold in a Scottish university? Why have these women been targeted? And who is doing the killing?
It looks like there might be a serial killer on the loose in Castletown but can DI Jim Carruthers stop this depraved murderer before they strike again?
This is #4 in the DI Jim Carruthers series by Tana Collins.
It starts with a young woman being followed by someone who grabs her and she sees a mask and a knife……
A young woman’s body has been found, slashed and strangled…..is there a link between the two attacks…..?
The tension is palpable…..as a woman it feels so close to home as I hate hearing footsteps behind me when walking so this really touched a nerve!
The main character, is DI Jim Carruthers and his DS Andrea Fletcher…..both have their personal issues but work well together. I really liked both characters and Tana Collins is a master at building a sense of familiarity that you really do care about them.
This is an incredibly tense tale that will keep you looking over your shoulder…..very well plotted and will keep you guessing right to the end…..brilliant.
Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook in exchange for my honest, unbiased review