Fourteen years ago, the police caged a notorious serial killer who abducted and butchered two victims every February. He was safe behind bars. Wasn’t he?
But then another body is discovered, and soon enough, the race is on to catch the real killer. Neuropsychologist Kyra Sullivan fights to use a new technology that accesses the minds of the witnesses, working with the police to uncover the truth. Will Kyra discover the person behind the murders, and if so, at what cost? And how far will she go to ensure justice is served?
Silence of the lambs meet blade runner might over sell this just a little but is a sound analogy – this was a darkly addictive serial killer thriller with a strong psychological core and a well drawn set of characters.
The intriguing premise at the heart of it – the ability to link to another person’s memories – is well imagined and within the context of the story extremely believable. Kyra’s determination to see her Sister’s killer brought to justice adds a layer of involvement that keeps you turning the pages and I read this in two sittings.
The writing is excellent, the plotting taut and often very disturbing, the descriptive sense of it is atmospheric and cleverly layered. Overall a most excellent read and one I have no problem highly recommending.
For fans of the dark side.