Fifteen years ago Susan Blacklock disappeared. Although Detective Inspector Frank Elder has taken early retirement, the case still plagues his mind.
Prime suspects, Shane Donald and Alan McKeirnan, were convicted a year later of the brutal rape and murder of a young girl, and now that Shane has been granted parole, Elder feels compelled to revisit the past.
Then Shane disappears and another young girl is murdered. Elder's involvement is now crucial.
Taunted by postcards from the killer, an increasingly desperate Elder battles to keep his estranged family from being drawn into the very heart of the crime.
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"John Harvey is lights out one of the best and with this book the word is going to spread far and wide" (Michael Connelly)
"The very top echelons of British crime writing" ( The Times)
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'A gripping and powerfully atmospheric thriller from a writer at the very top of his game. It's quite simply the best thing Harvey's written yet' Mark Billingham
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Book Description 2005-02-03., 2005. Book Condition: New. Arrow. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 464pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1756033
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