Another gripping psychological thriller in the Gemma Lincoln series.
Gemma Lincoln, who last featured in Feeding the Demons, is trying to discover who has been raping and murdering street girls from Kings Cross. Parallel cases follow the suspicious death of a high profile Sydney businessman and philanthropist, and an utterly ruthless drug dealer whose hobby is maintaining a small zoo of poisonous snakes.
In addition to these enquiries, Gemma has to contend with sabotage from within her own small organisation and pangs of jealousy over boyfriend Steve, whose own undercover work involves getting up close and personal with an extremely beautiful society woman. How much is Steve acting a role and how much is he really involved with the woman? Always haunted by the insecurities of her past, Gemma struggles to pull her life together in increasingly sinister circumstances.
As always, Lord combines her up-to the-minute forensic knowledge with storytelling skills, which keep the reader glued to the page.
About the Author
Gabrielle Lord's first novel Fortress was translated into six languages and made into a successful film. Since then she has published a number of best-sellers, including Lethal Factor, Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing, Death Delights, Feeding The Demons, The Sharp End, Whipping Boy, Tooth and Claw and Jumbo. She has adapted several of her novels for the screen. Death Delights won the 2002 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel, and Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing was joint-winner in the 2003 Davitt Award for crime writing and was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel 2003.
A masterful thriller. - Daily Telegraph
One of the country s best crime writers. - Matt Condon, Sun Herald
Lord at her best. - The Bulletin
Harrowing...and irresistibly readable. - Jeffery Deaver