They were marked for death.

The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancee, Logan Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the block of flats where they live in Brighton. Then she screams and the phone goes dead. The police are on the scene within minutes, but Logan has vanished, leaving behind her neatly parked car and mobile phone.

That same afternoon, workmen digging up a park in another part of the city, unearth the remains of a woman in her early twenties, who has been dead for 30 years. At first, to Roy Grace and his team, these two events seem totally unconnected. But then another young woman in Brighton goes missing – and yet another body from the past surfaces. Meanwhile, an eminent London psychiatrist meets with a man who claims to know information about Logan. And Roy Grace has the chilling realization that this information holds the key to both the past and present crimes . . . Does Brighton have its first serial killer in over eighty years?


This is the 11th book in the Det. Sup. Roy Grace series, and lovely way to jump into the series, if you are new to it. Old characters are brought back, as a ghost from Grace’s past appears, or does she? Add that follow up, a seemingly unsolvable missing person case, that unravels and puts Grace in danger, a psychiatrist who may not be what he seems, and you have a cliff hanger of a book that will keep you reading long into the might. In the end, Grace makes decisions that free him from his past and send him into his future with his wife and child, with a renewed sense of purpose. This is a book not to be missed

About the Author:

PETER JAMES is the #1 international bestselling author of the Roy Grace series, with more than 15 million copies sold all over the world. His novels have been translated into thirty-six languages; three have been filmed and three are currently in development. All of his novels reflect his deep interest in the world of the police, with whom he does in-depth research. He lives in England. Check out his website for more info.