TWO MISSING GIRLS. TWO BRUTAL MURDERS. ALL CONNECTED TO ONE FARM HOUSE. WHO IS TO BLAME?
When pretty and popular teenagers Piper Hadley and Tash McBain disappear one Sunday morning, the investigation captivates a nation but the girls are never found.
Three years later, during the worst blizzard in a century, a husband and wife are brutally killed in the farmhouse where Tash McBain once lived. A suspect is in custody, a troubled young man who can hear voices and claims that he saw a girl that night being chased by a snowman.
Convinced that Piper or Tash might still be alive, clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, persuade the police to re-open the investigation. But they are racing against time to save the girls from someone with an evil, calculating and twisted mind...
In Ned Kelly Award winner Robotham's taut seventh psychological thriller featuring psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and retired cop Vincent Ruiz (after 2011's The Wreckage), the Oxford police approach Joe for help in profiling a suspect, Augie Shaw. Accused of murdering Patricia and William Heyman in the couple's farmhouse during a blizzard, Shaw strikes Joe as an unlikely killer since he suffers from delusions and possibly schizophrenia. Interwoven with Joe's investigation are journal entries by 18-year-old Piper Hadley, who was kidnapped along with her best friend, Tash McBain three years earlier and is still being held. Known as "the Bingham Girls," Piper and Tash dominated the news but when no clues turned up, it was assumed they ran away. When links arise between the Heyman murders and the unsolved kidnapping, Joe and Vincent work to reopen the girls' case and find them before it's too late. Robotham doesn't shy away from the unsettling, but he never seeks merely to titillate.
Loved it! Had me unable to put down. Great twists and I could not have figured out the ending.
He’s done it again!
Another fabulous work - I am so on Team Joseph
Could not put it down.
I’m exhausted from 3 very late nights in a row. I stayed up reading this for 3 nights. I read 36 books in 2020 and this is the best.