A new Italian literary thriller sensation from the prize-winning, record-breaking author of The Whisperer and The Lost Girls of Rome.
A brutal killer is on the streets of Rome.
He leaves no trace. And shows no mercy.
A series of gruesome murders leaves the police force in Rome reeling, with no real clues or hard evidence to follow. Assigned to the case is Sandra Vega, a brilliant forensic analyst, struggling to come to terms with the crimes and her own past. Sandra's shared history with Marcus, a member of the ancient Penitenzeri - a unique Italian team, linked to the Vatican, and trained in the detection of true evil, means that the two are brought together again in the pursuit of a malignant killer.
Soon Marcus and Sandra notice the emergence of a disturbing pattern running alongside the latest killings - and every time they think they have grasped a fragment of the truth, they are led down yet another terrifying path.
A sensational new literary thriller from the bestselling author of The Whisperer, this novel captures the beautiful atmosphere of Rome and explores its dark and hidden secrets.
Gruesome and gripping . . . a taut psychological thriller - The Times on The Whisperer
More than delivers on its ghoulish promise . . . you might not want to read this alone in the house - Time Out on The Whisperer
The Whisperer is one hell of a ride. This story screams high tension, high stakes and high velocity - Michael Connelly
A gripping read . . . I defy anyone to guess the denouement - Guardian on The Whisperer