A serial killer is burning people alive in the Lake District’s prehistoric stone circles. He leaves no clues and the police are helpless.
When his name is found carved into the charred remains of the third victim, disgraced detective Washington Poe is brought back from suspension and into an investigation he wants no part of.
Reluctantly partnered with the brilliant but socially awkward civilian analyst, Tilly Bradshaw, the mismatched pair uncover a trail that only he is meant to see. The elusive killer has a plan and for some reason Poe is part of it.
As the body count rises, Poe discovers he has far more invested in the case than he could have possibly imagined. And in a shocking finale that will shatter everything he’s ever believed about himself, Poe will learn that there are things far worse than being burned alive…
Oh my goodness this is definitely one of the best books that I have read this year – I loved it!!
It is one of those books that I will be recommending over and over again. I was completely hooked from the first few pages and really didn’t want to put it down.
Poe and Tilly were absolutely brilliant characters and I loved their interaction, reading their conversations always left me with a smile and I loved how Tilly developed as the book went on.
The plot is great and it deals with some really tough subjects very well and I found myself sympathising with the killer on more than one occasion.
The pace was perfect and I read the book over two nights and have to say that I devoured every single page. The writing style was superb, perfectly suited for this genre and it was a genuine delight to read it.
I haven’t read any other books by this author so definitely need to change that and I hope that there are a lot more books in the Washington Poe series.
No hesitation in giving this one a massive five stars – I cannot recommend it highly enough!!