Detective Alice Madison is back in a gripping new thriller.
After two years in the Seattle Police Department, Detective Alice Madison has finally found a peace she has never known before. When a local burglary escalates into a gruesome murder, Madison takes charge of the investigation. She finds herself tracking a killer who has haunted the city for years - and whose brutality is the stuff of myth in high security prisons. As she delves deeper into the case, Madison learns that the widow of one of the victims is being stalked - is the killer poised to strike again? As pressures mount, Madison will stop at nothing to save the next innocent victim . . . even if it means playing a killer's endgame.
This, her third novel featuring Seattle Detective Alice Madison, is as twisty and tasty a crime thriller as anyone could wish for . . . Madison is a sensitively drawn, fully rounded character, ensuring this compelling mystery stands out from the crowd and gives the reader a heroine to cheer for when the body count mounts - Daily Mail
First-rate . . . V.M. Giambanco is a powerful writer with a strong story - The Times
A creepy, effective serial killer tale - Sun on The Gift of Darkness
Giambanco is a name to watch - Daily Mail
A great debut . . . you won't put this one down - Globe and Mail on The Gift of Darkness
Madison and her colleagues are strongly written, compelling characters and the primary plot is high-octane stuff - Guardian
A convincing and gripping debut on the crime thriller scene . . . sharp, intriguing plotting - Eurocrime on The Gift of Darkness
Valentina Giambanco was born in Italy. After her degree in English and Drama at Goldsmiths, she worked for a classical music retailer and as a bookseller in her local bookshop. She started in films as an editor's apprentice in a 35mm cutting room and since then has worked on many award-winning UK and US pictures, from small independent projects to large studio productions. Valentina lives in London.