Introduces Casey Martinelli, a newly promoted, female Homicide detective with a secret to conceal, and Alonzo Hawkin, a world-weary veteran cop trying to make a new life for himself in San Francisco. This book won the Edgar Award for best first crime novel of the year.
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Kate Martinelli, a recently promoted Homicide detective, and Alonzo Hawkin, a world-weary cop trying to make a new life in San Francisco, could not be more different but are thrown together to solve a brutal crime – the murders of three young girls.
Their search takes them to a rural colony, close to the place where the bodies were found. Here they meet the enigmatic artist Vaun, who is hiding a terrible secret from her past and her real identity.
As Martinelli and Hawkin get nearer to a solution, they realize the crimes may not be sexually motivated killings they had seemed. There is a coldly calculating and tortuous mind at work which they must outmanoeuvre if they are to prevent further carnage and the destruction of a shining talent.
‘If there is a new P.D. James… I would put my money on Laurie R. King’
‘Unusually sensitive and densely imagined’
Laurie King is a third-generation native of San Francisco, but since her marriage to an Anglo-Indian professor she has lived briefly in twenty countries on five continents. She and her husband have two children. They live mostly in California, but also have a house in Oxford.
Laurie King’s first novel, ‘A Grave Talent’, won both the UK Crime Writers’ Association’s John Creasey Award and the equivalent Edgar Award in the States for Best First Crime Novel of the Year.
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