Another gripping psychological thriller in the Gemma Lincoln series.
Private Investigator Gemma Lincoln, who last appeared 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.
Gemma has to contend with sabotage from within her small organisation and pangs of jealousy over her 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? 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 suberb storytelling skills that keep the reader glued to the page.
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
Gabrielle Lord is widely acknowledged as one of Australia's foremost crime fiction writers. She is the author of fifteen adult novels, and her stories and articles have appeared widely in the national press and anthologies. Her contemporary psychological thrillers are informed by a detailed knowledge of forensic procedures. One of her series for young adults, the award-winning Conspiracy 365, has been sold in twenty-four countries and adapted into a television series.
In 2012, Gabrielle Lord received a Ned Kelly Lifetime Award for Crime Writing. Previously, she won a Ned Kelly award for Death Delights and shared a Davitt award for Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing.
For more information visit her website gabriellelord.com, her Facebook page on facebook.com/#!/GabrielleLordAuthor or follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/gabriellelord.