Detective Morgan Brookes #2
‘Mama, wake up.’
The little girl reached for her mother’s face with one pudgy hand. But the eyes stayed closed, and the blood continued to trickle across the floor.
When the body of a young woman is found, tied to her bed and the victim of a brutal attack in her own home, Detective Morgan Brookes is sickened by what she finds as she searches the house. And unprepared for the nightmares it inspires about her childhood.
When the DNA collected gives a positive ID, Morgan can’t wait to put the attacker behind bars. But the person it matches to is already in prison. How could the DNA of someone who has been locked up for over twenty years have shown up in Morgan’s crime scene? And then they make another close match. To Morgan herself.
Faced with the impossible proof that she is somehow connected to this case, Morgan delves deep into the crimes of a killer who stalked the Lake District two decades ago. But distracted by the old case, she misses the signs that he has found a new victim. And when he strikes close to home, Morgan finally realises that she has been living on borrowed time. To find this killer, it’s clear she must confront the nightmares in her past…
This is such a great book! The plot is hidden behind so many layers and it’s an amazing pleasure to unwrap it little by little.
I was gasping with shock when I started to realise what was going on. I am giving myself a pat on the shoulder for getting part of it before it was revealed and I applaud the author for her brilliant mind, because that’s what is certainly behind this story. Did I mind that I figured some of it out beforehand? No, not in the slightest. It can only mean that great minds think alike LOL (just joking. I would never be able to write such a masterpiece)
I love Megan, I love the series and I think the author still has a lot up her sleeve to keep the thriller fans entertained. I, for sure, am counting the days. The moment when the next book will be released can not come fast enough. 5 big stars.
Thank you, Helen Phifer and Bookouture.
About the author
Helen Phifer lives in a small town called Barrow-in-Furness with her husband and five children.Helen has always loved writing and reading. Her love of horror films and novels is legendary. Helen adores reading books which make the hair on the back of her neck stand on end. Unable to find enough scary stories to read she decided to write her own.