The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face-to-face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage - or the power - to stop it...
About the Author
Val McDermid was a journalist for sixteen years and is now a full-time writer living in South Manchester. In 1995, she won the Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year. Her novel, A Place of Execution, won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.READER BIO Graham Roberts was an English actor most famous for his work on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, including 31 years playing George Barford, the gamekeeper in the Radio 4 soap opera The Archers. He studied at Bristol and later Manchester University. He also appeared on film and television, including the series Z Cars, and was an announcer for Yorkshire Television and Grampian Television. He died in 2004.
"Complex...powerful...psychologically terrifying...impossible to put down." - Publishers Weekly
"Exciting, rapid-fire...a satisfying descent into the territory of a twisted mind." - Booklist
"Compelling and shocking…" - Minette Walters