A corpse is found, its identity extinguished in the most shocking manner imaginable. Detective Ian Bradshaw can't catch the killer if no one can ID the victim. Out there, somewhere, a missing young woman may hold the answers.
Howard Linskey is the author of the David Blake series, the first of which The Drop was selected as one of the 'Top Five Crime Thrillers of the Year' by The Times and the second, The Damage, was also in The Times as a 'Top Crime & Thriller Summer Reads'. Originally from Ferryhill in County Durham, he now lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and daughter.
One of the best new writers around. This is a must-read series. --
Linskey has taken a sharp swerve towards the big time ... He has elevated his writing to a level of complexity and humanity seldom approached by British writers previously. A new name on our criminal horizon. -- Maxim Jakubowski
This is lacerating fare that makes most current crime fiction look like thin gruel * Financial Times *
Brilliant ... This is first class stuff, an unstoppable tale, a real page-turner not to be missed -- Sarah Broadhurst
Linskey delivers a flawless feel for time and place, mixed with unrelenting pace * The Times (Top Five Thrillers of the Year) *
Immensely satisfying, utterly compelling. Prepare to add another name to your must-read list -- Eva Dolan