Following an argument with her British boyfriend, Chinese student Min Li is abducted whilst walking the dark streets of picturesque Stratford-upon-Avon alone. Trapped in a dark pit, Min is at the mercy of her captor.
Detective Inspector Will Jackman is tasked with solving the case and in his search for answers discovers that the truth is buried deeper than he ever expected. But, as another student vanishes and Min grows ever weaker, time is running out.
"My kind of book. Jane Isaac writes with real confidence and attention to detail. An enjoyable and authentic British police procedural." (Mari Hannah)
"The criminal world is always closer than you think... Tense and cop-savvy." (Phil Rickman, best-selling crime writer)
"Sharp writing and extremely authentic - a very engaging read." (Mel Sherratt, author of the DS Allie Shenton Series)
"A dark, tense and pacy thriller with satisfying twists. Jane Isaac knows how to write crime novels, and this one will leave you wanting more." (SJI Holliday, author of Black Wood)
"An involving and clever plot; a sympathetic protagonist. In a crowded field, Jane Isaac writes like a seasoned professional." (Mick Herron, CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award Winner)
"Jane Isaac has created a commanding new protagonist in Will Jackman, and a case for him that is dark, sinister and page turning. You won't be able to put it down." (Rebecca Bradley, author of Shallow Waters)
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Worth it in the end, Just!
This was my first Jane Isaac's and I have to admit it was a little hard to get into. but the story got better as it went along and in the end I like it.
No, I think this contributed to me taking so long to get into the story. The narrator, particularly Cathy Sabberton I found to be a bit tiresome
Yes but I am afraid my emptions were a little on the negative side. I found the author's prose a little too stunted and missing depth. If anything I thought there was not enough there to allow the reader to create a picture in their head.
Excellent book well narrated