Is a fast-paced, gripping story of uncontrolled revenge. Revenge that has festered for years in the mind of the killer, but what is the catalyst that sets the murders in motion? Dark family secrets are revealed as members of the same family are targeted and killed without mercy.
DI Helen Cooke and her team are called in to investigate the death of a woman found on the banks of the River Weaver. Can she solve the death before her own demons come hurtling back from the past in the shape of DCI Toby Attwell? Her nemesis and ex-lover. Is she up to the challenge, or will Attwell use his position to end her career?
With no clues or motive, Helen finds herself investigating another body found tortured and burnt at the scene of a fire following an arson attack.
Are the two deaths connected? The team is baffled and under pressure to solve the case when Helen learns of an unsolved murder in Durham, and she believes it is connected to the investigations, somehow. As she delves further into the mysterious murders, she comes to the horrifying conclusion a serial killer is on the loose, in her small, sleepy market town.
Without her sidekick, DS Chris Trainor’s help in assisting her in the search for the fourth potential victim they had identified, Helen’s career would be in jeopardy. She races to try and prevent another killing, but will her past baggage hamper her efforts? Is she strong enough to prevent further bloodshed or will she allow her demons get in the way?
When she confronts the killer in a climactic showdown, she stares death in the eyes and puts her life in danger. In those last few terrifying seconds somebody has to die, but who?