'Really special' LEE CHILD
'Probably one of the best thrillers that you will read all year' Choice Magazine
'Chilling and mesmerising' TESS GERRITSEN
She can’t stop shivering. But this isn’t cold. This is terror.
A savage murder on London’s streets, 120 years to the day since Jack the Ripper claimed his first victim. A crime with all the hallmarks of a copycat killer.
Detective Constable Lacey Flint has never worked a murder case, until now. When another mutilated victim is found she agrees to be the bait to lure out the monster.
But this killer is one step ahead, and already fixated on Lacey . . .
Bolton's fourth thriller, a complex psychological puzzler, stands head and shoulders above other such efforts featuring a modern copycat Jack the Ripper. On the anniversary of the original Ripper's first killing, Det. Constable Lacey Flint is horrified to find a dying woman, "her abdomen... a mass of scarlet," leaning against the detective's car in a London car park. The guilt-ridden Flint wonders whether different actions on her part might have saved the victim's life or caught the killer. The connection with the 1888 autumn of terror becomes clear after a journalist receives a letter obviously derived from some of the correspondence Scotland Yard received back then, ostensibly from the Ripper himself. By coincidence, Flint is something of a Ripper expert, and her knowledge proves useful in what develops into a multiple murder investigation. Avoiding gratuitous violence, Bolton (Blood Harvest) skillfully plays with the reader's expectations. Minette Walters fan will be pleased.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Fast paced, well written
I’m reading this series trying to catch up, having read no. 3 first. I’m now hooked on these books.
Lacey Flint is an intriguing character, with an interesting history which adds a further dimension to the story.
The author writes with confidence and sets a good pace and makes the London setting come alive
I rarely pay for books but this series and author will be an exception
Amazing story that makes you feel