‘Mama, wake up.’
The little girl reached for her mother’s face with one pudgy hand. But the eyes stayed closed, and the blood continued to trickle across the floor.
When the body of a young woman is found, tied to her bed and the victim of a brutal attack in her own home, Detective Morgan Brookes is sickened by what she finds as she searches the house. And unprepared for the nightmares it inspires about her childhood.
When the DNA collected gives a positive ID, Morgan can’t wait to put the attacker behind bars. But the person it matches to is already in prison. How could the DNA of someone who has been locked up for over twenty years have shown up in Morgan’s crime scene? And then they make another close match. To Morgan herself.
Faced with the impossible proof that she is somehow connected to this case, Morgan delves deep into the crimes of a killer who stalked the Lake District two decades ago. But distracted by the old case, she misses the signs that he has found a new victim. And when he strikes close to home, Morgan finally realises that she has been living on borrowed time. To find this killer, it’s clear she must confront the nightmares in her past…
A heart-racing, nerve-wracking crime thriller. Fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Patricia Gibney will be completely gripped.
Author: Helen Phifer
Series: Detective Morgan Brooke, #2
Format: Kindle ARC
Date of Publication: December 10. 2020
My Rating: 5 Stars
Detective Morgan Brookes is investigating another brutal murder case. Younger than her colleagues, she proves more than adept at any job at hand. However, as she vigilantly searches for a killer, along with her team, she soon discovers that she is facing someone closer to her than she could ever have imagined.
Morgan is faced with two dilemmas. The first is the positive hit on the DNA, yet it could not really be a match, could it? Secondly, Morgan has been beset by nightmares for years, always waking at a certain time of night. How these nightmares play into what is going on right now is rather chilling.
I loved Morgan's team members and their level of protectiveness. but I especially enjoyed Morgan's stubbornness when she would not back away from the danger that would no doubt soon envelope her. The convergence of past and present was laid out in thrilling fashion in this electrifying book by Helen Phifer. The first book in thise xciting series is One Left Alive, another equally captivatng book.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Helen has always loved writing and reading. Her love of horror films and novels is legendary. Helen adores reading books which make the hair on the back of her neck stand on end. Unable to find enough scary stories to read she decided to write her own.
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