When the body of a woman is discovered near Doncaster’s red light district, DI Kate Fletcher is called to the scene.
The victim has an abdominal wound that looks like a Caesarean incision, leading the police to believe she may have been pregnant.
Kate’s team establish the woman’s identity but it soon becomes clear that those close to her have something to hide.
The post-mortem reveals the victim wasn’t pregnant and, when a second body is discovered with similar wounds, the police realise they are hunting for a serial killer with a sinister fixation.
Can Kate solve the case before another woman dies?
And can a ruthless, methodical killer be brought to justice?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
DI Kate Fletcher is called in to investigate a woman that has been raped and murdered. What’s odd is she has a cut on her abdomen like a caesarean surgery. She is identified by her husband, who has an alibi and the detectives seem at a loss with the case until another woman is discovered. The detectives quickly realize that there is a serial murder on the loose and they need to catch him before another woman is murdered. Kate Fletcher is a great detective and a strong lead. But her team is having some personal issues that are affecting their performance with this case. She realizes something is wrong with her one of her team and think it has to deal with the case. Unfortunately they have other things going on and Kate has to tell them to take time off, even though they need all the bodies they can get. I loved the mystery and the twists and turns to the story. I was quickly sucked into the story and had a hard time putting it down. This is my first book from Heleyne but it won’t be my last. Now I need to catch up on the first two books in the series to see what I have missed. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
DI Kate Fletcher is an interesting protagonist, as are the rest of her team. I enjoyed the way this tale circled around the whole crew, and too liked the interactions between the team members. This was a complex mystery handily solved - and well hidden until later in the book. We spend some time in Doncaster, and visit Northumberland. Heleyne Hammersley is an author I am pleased to recommend to friends and family. This was a fast and entertaining read. I received a free electronic copy of this British police procedural on Feb 7, 2019 from Netgalley, Heleyne Hammersley, and Bloodhound Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me.