What happens when a detective falls in love with a homicide suspect? In this razor-sharp psychological thriller set in London’s gleaming art world, more than one life may depend on the answer.
A serial killer has struck again. London’s already on edge. And Detective Inspector Tessa Grantley doesn’t have a clue. The “Execution Murderer” certainly has a type: young, beautiful blondes. Other than that, there’s nothing linking the victims, and the killer has the unfortunate habit of leaving the scene without a trace.
When Tessa meets a handsome and talented artist named Alec Hanay, she decides to take one night off from investigating murder to attend the opening of his latest show. Clad in a new frock and giddy with excitement, Tessa enters the gallery, hoping to catch Alec’s attention. But as she browses the art catalog, Tessa is stunned into silence. Staring back at her, painted in all their brutal glory, are the victims of the Execution Murderer.
Once he’s arrested, Alec claims that he’s been set up and pleads with Tessa to save him from a wrongful conviction. She’s torn, because the paintings are the only evidence pointing to him. But as Alec’s trial reveals his unsavory side, she wonders if sexual attraction, even love, is clouding her judgment—and the real killer is still on the streets. If she wants to find out, she just might be the next victim.