A city in fear. A killer searching for justice. A cop who gets too close to the truth.
When a high-profile murder lands literally at her feet, Detective Emilia Hart sees a chance to expand her caseload beyond the endless succession of domestic violence she is forced to investigate. But this is no simple investigation.
Another body, turns up, then another. Then more - a lot more. All men, all shot with a similar MO. It's not until a manifesto taking credit for the crimes is published by a group calling themselves Daughters of Eve that Hart confirms a link between the victims. All of them had been perpetrators themselves. All had offended against women or children. Few had been charged with those crimes - and none convicted.
As panic sets in and chaos rules the streets, the police draw ever closer to the Daughters of Eve, but the serial killer continues to elude them. Again, Hart sees something that everyone else has missed. And what that is, she cannot believe.
A stunning debut that will take you to the edge and dare you to look down.
“Fast-paced, gripping and topical, without ever losing its heart.” JACQUELINE BUBLITZ, author of Before You Knew My Name
“Strap in for a wild, fast and furious ride.” SARAH BAILEY, author of The Housemate
Fast-paced, clever and surprising, and with real emotional depth, this was an outstanding read.
Nina D. Campbell brings to life the many faces of Sydney: the city's powerhouse where the legal world dishes out justice - not always fairly.
And the underbelly, where those who've traditionally lacked power in society start to flex their muscles.
Somewhere in the middle are those invested in keeping the balance, maintaining law and order; namely the book's protagonist who is motivated - in quite an extraordinary way - to investigate a series of perplexing murders, Detective Emilia Hart.
This is crime fiction, set in a city I know and love, with a heroine who is bold, smart, and vulnerable, and which I devoured from start to finish.