PUBLISHED BY JOFFE BOOKS ON THE 26th JANUARY 2023
Four days earlier.
Maddie’s partner Vince is first on the scene. A single mother has been stabbed to death in her own home.
And her terrified young daughter is trapped under the floorboards.
Jade saw everything — but can remember nothing.
A rare Saturday morning off for Detective Maddie Ives. She’s about to have a long, relaxing shower when she gets the call: There’s been another one . . .
Ron and Sandy Blackman’s brutalised bodies are found in the hallway of their idyllic rural home. They’ve been stabbed multiple times; Ron’s hands are tied tightly behind his back; Sandy has several fingernails ripped out.
Both crime scenes look like robberies gone wrong — but Maddie is not convinced.
The key to the mystery lies with eleven-year-old Jade. Maddie and her team are in a race against time to find out the truth before the killer returns to make sure Jade’s memory never comes back . .
Charlie Gallagher was a serving UK police officer for thirteen years. During that time he had many roles – starting as a front-line response officer, he became a member of a specialist tactical team and finally a detective investigating serious offences. Charlie left to concentrate on writing full-time.
I am very lucky to know Charlie but even though he is a nice bloke his books are out of this world, read one and you are hooked. Full of gritty crime that you just cannot get enough of, the ideas that he comes up with are so original, with his exceptional twist on very normal things.
This series is the best so I was super pleased that he went back to this for a couple of books, Maddie the detective certainly gets the best police work that stretches her team to get the results.
Recommended reading with a full ten stars and that’s without Charlie paying me….lol