In the arid expanses of Australia’s red deserts, a killer is preying on British female backpackers. Dubbed ‘The Dingo’ by the media, he stalks his prey then disappears without a trace.
In a bid to catch the man responsible, the local police call on the talents of Melbourne’s finest, ex British cop, Lawrence James and leading criminal psychologist Jesse Sandersen.
Meanwhile, James has unfinished business with Melbourne crime kingpin, Cyrus Bain, a gangster who will do whatever it takes to stay out of jail.
When another young girl disappears, it is a race against time to catch the killer.
Can James bring The Dingo to justice?
Will he escape with his life intact?
In their hunt for the murderer, James and Sandersen unearth some disturbing secrets that many would rather remain buried.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Well here were three things that frighten me silly. The thought of my daughters back packing, the Australian outback and the third a psychopath, especially if all three come in the same sentence! So being a lover of being frightened to death reading books, it became an instant must read which I flew through. It only took a few hours and packs a number of story lines in that could have made separate books themselves. But no-ones life begins from day one when you meet them does it?
The Dingo, as the media named him, or raving bloody lunatic as I think of him, had been quiet for the past 5 years after his reign of killing British female back packers had come to an abrupt end. Well it looked like he was back when the remains of a young woman were discovered. Two unlikely characters are put together to make sense of who and why someone is doing this and where they could find the killer. An ex British Policeman Lawrence James for the where and who side of things and leading criminal psychologist Jesse Sandersen for the why. The thing is James is bringing with him baggage that isn’t finished with yet.
It makes for an all round tense, pacey read with danger waiting in every shadow as the story goes between serial killer and gangsters within a sentence, sounds like it shouldn’t work but it does. One way or another be ready to meet some pretty nasty characters with very different agendas. A real intense read with one eye on your book and one on the nearest escape route. It really got to me.
The descriptions of the Australian outback rattled me confirming all my darkest thoughts and fears, super writing. I have thoroughly enjoyed this book with its quirky humour and full on Australian experience. The chapters were short sharp bursts with characters jumping between the story lines, so keep your eye on the ball as they say. A super round-up and conclusion to the story. Looking forward to finding out more about James and Sandersen in the near future too.
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