Detective Kate Farrer returns to duty after three months of leave following her traumatic abduction. Partnering homicide newcomer, Oliver Parke, they are thrown into the investigation of a woman burnt beyond recognition in a house-fire.
The pair is also requested to look into the disappearance of a teenage girl. Suspicion falls on the unsavoury Mark Dobbie, a steroid user who is obsessed with the missing girl's sister.
While the pressure to identify the charred body and find the teenage girl escalates, a quadriplegic is burnt to death in his bed. Shocking links to all three crimes emerge and Kate Farrer's past demons come back to haunt her. But she must fight them – lives depend on it.
Kathryn Fox is a medical practitioner with a special interest in forensic medicine. She has worked as a family physician, medical journalist and freelance writer. Her debut novel, Malicious Intent, received international acclaim and won the 2005 Davitt award for Best Crime Novel. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages.
Published: 1st September 2009
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.4 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1