When a woman is brutally attacked on a country road by an escaped inmate from a nearby psychiatric hospital, Sergeant Davie Gray must track him down before he strikes again. But Gray is already facing a series of deaths connected to legal highs and a local fairground, as well as dealing with his girlfriend Marie's bizarre behavior. As Gray investigates, he suspects a horrifying link between Marie and the man on the run—but how can he confront her when she's pushing him away? As Marie is pulled back into a violent past she thought she'd escaped, she makes an irrevocable decision. And when events come to a head at a house party on Willow Walk, can Gray piece together the puzzle in time to stop the sleepy town of Banktoun being rocked by tragedy once more?
About the Author
SJI Holliday's short stories have appeared in various publications, and she was shortlisted for the inaugural CWA Margery Allingham competition.