When DI Joe Burton and DS Sally Fielding are called to investigate a suspicious
death in a care home, it is just the start of their problems.
As further bodies are discovered, with playing cards placed beside their bodies,
the Manchester police realise they have their work cut out.
With the press closing in on the case, a criminal profiler is called in to help work
out what the killer’s motive is.
With the clock ticking and more victims uncovered, Fielding and Burton must
race to track down a twisted killer before it’s too late.
But could the killer be closer to home than anyone ever imagined?
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From the opening prologue I was drawn into this story, it is very good and starts with a shock.
DI Joe Burton and DS Sally Fielding are called to an elderly care home, a strange murder appears to have been committed when an older guest is found dressed almost like a clown with a playing card left close to the body.
Murders begin piling up leaving the same calling card, it appears the team have a serial killer on their hands.
A clever and very well written Murder mystery, I guessed who the killer was early on but that took nothing away from a highly enjoyable read.
With characters that hold your interest without delving too much into their back story, this is a well plotted, thought out and nicely paced story.
A traditional police procedural, this book really just concentrates on the story at hand and is very decent start to a new police series.
Pamela Murray is from the North East of England, and has spent most of her life living in
Boldon. She began writing at an early age when she and her school friend used to write stories
for one another. The writing continued on and off over the years, but was only recently reignited
when the same school friend introduced her to the local writers group she was in.
Pamela had intended to enter Journalism after leaving school but found herself going to work in
a Public Library instead, and has always had more than a passing interest in books and literature.
When not writing, Pamela is passionate about Cinema and her three grandchildren. She has also
appeared as a Supporting Artiste in two episodes of the hit TV crime series 'Vera'.