‘When the rains came they found the girl's face. Just her face. At least that was how it appeared...’.
Sheriff John Gaines is called down to the riverside when the body of a teenage girl is found. It is that of Nancy Denton - a girl missing for over two decades. Now she's been found her mother can finally put her memory to rest, but Nancy's body bears horrific mutilations that suggest she was subjected to a terrifying voodoo ritual. As Gaines digs ever deeper into the dark secrets of the town he is forced to confront his own demons…
"Classic noir… Ellory is beginning to sound like the master [James Ellroy]. I can think of no higher praise." (
Daily Mail on
A Dark and Broken Heart)
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Worth the time invested.
Took a while, but then the magic happened
- J Blackmur