THE SECOND NOVEL FROM PATRICIA MARQUES, FOLLOWING ON FROM THE COLOURS OF DEATH
A woman's body is found in a river just outside of Lisbon. Inspectors Isabel Reis and Aleksandr Voronov identify the murder victim as Marta Nunes - a youth centre worker who, like Isabel, classifies as Gifted. Born with special abilities, the Gifted are often looked at with a certain level of suspicion.
In the search for her killer, Reis digs into Marta's past. She soon discovers that she is connected to a number of missing women. All young, all telepathic Gifted, all vanished off the face of the earth.
Marta might have been helping these missing girls, or she might have been hurting them. But Inspector Reis needs to find the truth about who killed Marta and why, and she needs to find where the missing girls go. Because some of them might still be alive out there . . .
Praise for the Inspector Reis series
'Breathtakingly original, and a captivating sense of place' Val McDermid, bestselling author of Still Life
'Compelling and original, this glints with freshness' Daily Mail
'A brilliantly inventive and twisty tale' Claire McGowan, bestselling author of The Push
'A good detective story . . . intriguing' Guardian
'A distinctive, intriguing, immersive debut' Mari Hannah, multi-award winning author of Without a Trace