One wet, windswept November morning, a field on a desolate farm gives up the dismembered bones of eleven women...
Their skeletons bear the marks of a meticulous butcher. The bodies date back to 1915. All were likely skinned alive.
But then a young woman goes missing, and her remains, the bones carefully stripped and arranged in an arcane patterns, are discovered on the same farm.
With the crimes of the past echoing in the present, D.S. Katie Maguire must solve a decades-old murder steeped in ancient legend... before this terrifying killer strikes again.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A century-old Irish mystery spices up a hardy police procedure for this riveting crime novel. Detective Katie Maguire has long been hardened to violent murders but something about this case is different—it happened in 1915. When the dismembered bones of 11 women are discovered in an unmarked grave it’s of little interest to police but strong-willed Maguire is determined the mysterious victims receive justice. Carefully, Maguire is able to piece together the blood-curdling truth behind the crimes. First in a series from horror author Graham Masterton, it’s a genuinely gripping introduction to a complex and strong female lead we’re excited to meet again.