ABOUT THE BOOK
A victim on display. A detective on the rails.
Shopping with her sister, DI Amy Winter is admiring a Valentine’s Day window display of a perfect bride encrusted in diamonds and resplendent in lace—until she notices blood oozing from the mannequin’s mouth.
This is no stunt. A post-mortem reveals the victim was left to die on her macabre throne for all to see. When a second victim is found, it emerges that both women were ‘Sugar Babes’ arranging dates with older men online—and Amy finds herself hunting an accomplished psychopath.
As she tracks down the killer, Amy’s instincts go into overdrive when the charismatic head of the agency behind the display makes no attempt to hide his fascination with her serial-killer parents. What exactly does he want from Amy? With her own world in freefall as her biological mother, Lillian Grimes, appeals her conviction, Amy pushes the boundaries of police procedure when a third ‘Sugar Babe’ disappears…Is she as much at risk as the killer’s victims?
This is the third book in the DI Amy Winter’s series and really you do need to read the two previous books before this one. What a belting series this is, this is the author’s best work ever.
The story begins for Amy where the last book ended, with everyone now knowing her true background. Decisions at work are being made on the bloodline she is from rather than her ability and past record of service in the force.
There is a new spate of killings taking place and killer is more than excited that Winter’s is playing a part in the investigation. You know who the killer is, he is charming and not new to killing, he hasn’t been lucky, he is just very efficient at what he does.
While the investigation goes on, the appeal of Lothesome Lillian Grimes begins at court. My frustration bubbled and boiled along with Winter’s with the testimony on every page.
What a busy book this is, it is literally page-turner after pager turner from the start to finish. I love how the core characters have developed and feel like I have known them years, especially Lillian. Whenever Lillian is present she just commands the attention and could sweet talk you to believe that she is just a misunderstood granny.
I love the twistiness of this story. Do you really ever know someone, or even yourself? An outstanding read.
I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
An international #1 and New York Times, USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author, Caroline originates from Ireland and now lives with her family on the coast of Essex. A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high-risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. She now writes full time, with over a million books sold.
As well as her crime series, Caroline also writes stand-alone psychological thrillers. The most recent, Silent Victim reached the Amazon number 1 spot in the UK, US and Australia and won first place as best psychological thriller in the US Reader’s Favourite Awards. Her previous thriller, Witness, was shortlisted for the International Thriller Awards in New York. She has also been shortlisted for ‘Best Procedural’ in the Killer Nashville awards. Her crime thriller, Truth And Lies recently became a No.1 New York Times bestseller and has been optioned for TV. Her works have been translated worldwide and her book, The Silent Twin, has been converted as an interactive app in the Chapters Interactive game.