A taut psychological thriller and “a crime novel of the very first order” from the author of Rattle (David Baldacci, #1 New York Times–bestselling author).
It was only months ago that Detective Sergeant Etta Fitzroy was held captive by serial killer Brian Howley. Incredibly, she escaped. But so did he. What was found in the macabre museum Howley called home was unnerving enough. For Fitzroy, what the Butcher of Bromley didn’t leave behind chills her to the bone: not a single trace of his most recent abductee. All Fitzroy wants to know now is . . . dead or alive, where is the girl?
Hiding in plain sight with a new name and a new identity, Howley is making plans for an ingenious new start, and he’s daring Fitzroy to come along. Clue by terrifying clue, she’s following in a killer’s footsteps, but even she can’t imagine where they’ll lead. Because Howley’s endgame has a terrifying twist—one that will not only change his fate, but the fate of everyone Fitzroy is risking her life to protect.
“With a creepy and menacing undertone and one of the scariest antagonists ever, this is sure to give readers nightmares. Cummins excels at raising the level of dread and suspense, and this unpredictable, impossible-to-put-down read is dark, gripping, and eerie . . . for fans of Karin Slaughter and those who love well-written psychological thrillers.” —Library Journal (starred review)
Praise for Rattle
“Up there with the best of them . . . an exceptionally creepy psychopathic killer.” —The Times, London
“A thriller that is capable of keeping you up all night—and then haunting your dreams.” —Daily Mail