THERE'S A MONSTER LURKING IN THESE WOODS...An idyllic village in the Alps. A legacy of sin. An evil hiding in the shadows.
'CREEPY AND EVOCATIVE... BUT WHAT GIVES THIS NOVEL PARTICULAR APPEAL IS THE SIXTY-SOMETHING CENTRAL CHARACTER, WHOSE ABRASIVE MANNER HIDES A WARM HEART' Guardian
'SET TO GIVE TYNESIDE'S VERA A RUN FOR HER MONEY' Lancashire Post
'IMPECCABLE CRIME WRITING' Maxim Jakubowski, Crime Time
In a quiet village surrounded by the imposing Italian Alps, a series of brutal assaults take place.
Police inspector Teresa Battaglia is called in when the first body is found. Soon more victims are discovered - all horrifically mutilated - and when a new-born baby is kidnapped, Teresa's investigation becomes a race against the clock.
But Teresa is also fighting a battle against her own body, weighed down by age and diabetes, and her mind, once invincible and now slowly gnawing away at her memory...
Creepy and evocative... but what gives this novel particular appeal is the sixty-something central character, whose abrasive manner hides a warm heart - Guardian
This book has all the right ingredients: a brilliant protagonist, an eerie setting and a community hiding dark secrets - Dead Good (Debut crime novels to watch out for in 2019)
If you are looking for a chilling murder mystery set in a landscape so majestic that it takes your breath away and fills your soul, head off to the Alps with the intriguing Detective Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, an Italian police chief who is set to give Tyneside's Vera a run for her money... Exciting, ice-coated, chilling and thrilling - Lancashire Post
A stunning debut; a deliciously dark and action-packed thriller that is also deeply moving, even profound... I loved this book