Mr. Marseille is polite, elegant, and erudite. He would do anything for his genteel true love Anabelle. And he is a psychopath. A quiet Philadelphia suburb. A woman cycles past a train depot with her young daughter. And there she finds a murdered girl posed on a newly painted bench. Strangled. Beside her is a formal invite to a tea dance in a week's time.
Seven days later, two more young victims are discovered in a disused house, posed on painted swings. At the scene is an identical invite. This time, though, there is something extra waiting for Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano. A delicate porcelain doll. It's a message. And a threat. With Marseille and Anabelle stalking the city, Detectives Byrne and Balzano have just seven days to find the link between the murders before another innocent child is snatched from its streets.
About the Author
Richard Montanari was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a traditional Italian-American family. After university, he travelled Europe extensively and lived in London, selling clothing in Chelsea and foreign language encyclopedias door-to-door in Hampstead. Returning to the US, he started working as a freelance writer for the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, the Seattle Times, and many others.His novels have now been published in more than twenty-five languages.
A relentlessly suspenseful, soul-chilling thriller - Tess GerritsenScary good! Montanari expertly weaves a mesmerizing tale - Lisa GardnerA master of the pulse-pounding novel of suspense - Good Book GuideByrne and Balzano make a great cop duo - Peterborough Evening TelegraphA sizzling story that will not only keep you turning the pages, but also provides the kind of tender note not usually found in a thriller as taut and exciting as The Killing Room - Mystery People
Series: Byrne and Balzano
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 12th August 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.3 x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1