Andrew Fenwick must stop a serial killer in Elizabeth Corley's Grave Doubts, a thrilling and unputdownable mystery filled with chilling clues, deadly twists, and taut psychological suspense.
Viciously attacked by a serial rapist, intent on murder, Sergeant Louise Nightingale is recovering from her ordeal, relieved that the psychopath has been put behind bars for a very long time. Escaping to a remote family home for a well-earned rest, she is unaware that her nightmare has only just begun. When a nameless, faceless terror starts stalking the country, her colleague, Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Fenwick, questions whether or not they have the right man. Leaving a trail of bodies in his wake, the killer soon makes clear his ultimate goal—Nightingale--and he will not rest until he can exact his cruel and calculated revenge. Desperately trying to reach her before the killer does, DCI Andrew Fenwick wonders if her continued silence means he is already too late in this electrifying, pulse-pounding psychological suspense novel from the author of Requiem Mass. With a captivating plot that races through switchbacks and hairpin turns, this is a book you won't dare put down.
"Sergeant Louise Nightingale is a fully rounded and interesting heroine… There are elements of the Gothic here, and of romance, but both those elements and the ever increasing body count are described with great subtlety. The detection element is cleverly done and the story genuinely exciting." --Literary Review
Det. Chief Insp. Andrew Fenwick, who combines "intellect and intuition," faces off against a cunning sexual predator in Corley's engaging, if lengthy, third contemporary mystery set in Sussex (after Fatal Legacy). The police believe that the arrest and conviction of Wayne Griffiths solves a number of rapes and assaults in the county. Unfortunately, Griffiths's mentor is still at large and still intent on further crimes, while also seeking revenge on Sgt. Louise Nightingale, the police officer who served as bait to trap Griffiths. Figuring out that there were two predators takes time as does discovering the link between them. Finding the link and identifying the mentor takes longer. Meanwhile, the attacks get even more vicious, and someone is stalking Nightingale, who's hidden away on a remote farm. Fans of Elizabeth George should enjoy this installment, which expends as much effort on personal relationships as the investigative process.