Lord at her peak in the spine chilling story of two sisters, a father accused of their mother s murder and a vicious killer.
Gemma Lincoln wakes up one morning to discover her clothes laid out as an effigy of a woman with a slashed throat and crotch. As the 30-something proprietor of a successful security and surveillance business, Gemma decides to video the effigy and compare notes with her friend, Detective Sergeant Angie MacDonald. Angie has a similar video - except the victim is a real woman.
Meanwhile, Gemma s father, psychiatrist Dr Archie Chisholm, is due to be released from prison, where he has been held for many years for the murder of Gemma s mother. Gemma has always believed her father innocent, and has assembled evidence to prove it. Her sister Kit, however, is convinced of his guilt, and the relationship between the sisters has been deeply troubled since the time of the murder. As the serial killer s violent crimes escalate, the trauma of 30 years before resurfaces, and Gemma and Kit find themselves drawn ever-deeper into a situation they never thought possible, where the horrors of past and present become increasingly entwined ...
'A complex, masterfully paced story peppered with memorable characters and superb dialogue.' - Sydney Morning Herald
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.