Two murders. Twenty years. Now the killer is back for more....
DCI Matilda Darke has returned to work after a nine month absence. A shadow of her former self, she is tasked with re-opening a cold case: the terrifyingly brutal murders of Miranda and Stefan Harkness. The only witness was their eleven-year-old son, Jonathan, who was too deeply traumatized to speak a word.
Then a dead body is discovered, and the investigation leads back to Matilda's case. Suddenly the past and present converge, and it seems a killer may have come back for more.
'A skilfully crafted and compelling debut that hooks from the off and will keep you guessing until the final page. I can't wait for Michael Wood's next one' M. R. Hall
'Matilda Darke is the perfect heroin' Elly Griffiths
‘A beautifully written book with a dark heart and a secret that impacts on generations’ Sarah Ward
‘Gripping, sad and unexpected – this is a terrific debut. Wood writes with the confidence and flair of an old hand’ Alex Marwood
‘A strong debut with an intriguing mystery at its heart. The first thing that strikes me is how well he writes female characters. The novel is packed full of strong women’ Ben Cheetham
‘An appealing – and refreshingly human – lead character is swept along in this ingeniously plotted, fast paced debut’ Chris Simms