Synopsis: Bodies begin to pile up, the victims seemingly random. At first it seems that the only thing connecting the crimes is that each murder was meticulously planned and executed.
When DCI Morton discovers that the latest victim, Primrose Kennard, was already at death’s door, he has to ask:
Who would bother to murder a dying woman?
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Some authors who write in a series appear to rest on their laurels – their characters almost sleep walk through the pages. This is definitely not the case here. In Ten Guilty Men, Morton had one murder victim to avenge and a host of suspects to eliminate. In Morton’s latest outing, as corpses begin to mount up, Morton realises they have only one thing in common; they all have a vital organ missing. Morton suspects there’s a serial killer at large – except this one is breaking all the rules – Quantico style profiling would fail miserably in this investigation.
Again, against a well-developed backdrop of London, there are familiar faces here with the addition of a new member of Morton’s team, DI Rafferty; a feisty no-holds barred detective who probably eats Girl Power for breakfast. The mini power struggle between the new girl and DI Ayala provides amusement for Morton and readers alike. Morton himself appears meaner and more dedicated with each outing. And that’s of course, how it should be – Dan and Sean allow their characters to grow rather than stagnant and continue to pen imaginative intelligent murder mysteries that captivate interest and thoroughly entertain. The old guard could learn from the new kids in this genre:
A great storyline, believable characters, original concepts all add up to dynamite.