A mother who burns for justice. The doctor who can't say no. And the killer who lies in wait.
Dr. Hope Sze solved her first murder case a week ago—and almost got strangled in the process. Now she just wants to pass her psychiatry rotation. No more Sherlock Holmes-ing for Hope. Ever.
Until her first psych patient says, "My daughter is dead. And somebody killed her."
Hope can't walk away from this grieving mother. Yet how can she solve a murder that stumped Montreal's police department for the past eight years?
Sifting through the cold case, Hope recruits her two hot, brilliant men to their cause, one of them her ex-boyfriend, the other a doctor who could represent her future. Yet as they draw ever-closer to the truth, the killer shifts out of the shadows.
This psychopath has waited eight long years to kill again.
Now Hope must protect not only herself, but two innocent men and a mother who yearns for retribution.
A psychological thriller about family ties, revenge, and the outer edge of sanity.
Praise for the Hope Sze series
"Drawing on her personal experiences in the ER in Canada, Dr. Melissa Yi has created medical thrillers that shine with authenticity and are impossible to put down."—Kris Nelscott, New York Times bestseller
#1 Mystery Selection—CBC Books, highlighting Human Remains, followed by Louise Penny and Maureen Jennings
One of the best crime novels of the season.—CBC Radio's The Next Chapter Mystery Panel, on Stockholm Syndrome
"The three intertwining mysteries and Hope herself provide a narrative by turns entertaining and insightful."—Publishers Weekly, on Terminally Ill
"Narrating in a sprightly style while sharing some of the nitty-gritty of a resident's job, Hope Sze is an utterly likeable character."—Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
"Melissa Yi is a talented writer."—Murder in Common