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  • ISBN: 1250067553
  • ISBN: 9781250067555
  • Physical Description: 467 pages ; 19 cm
  • Edition: St. Martin's Paperbacks edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.

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Summary, etc.: "When the two strangers turn up at Rowena Cooper's isolated Colorado farmhouse, she knows instantly that it's the end of everything. For the two haunted and driven men, on the other hand, it's just another stop on a long and bloody journey. And they still have many miles to go, and victims to sacrifice, before their work is done. For San Francisco homicide detective Valerie Hart, their trail of victims--women abducted, tortured and left with a seemingly random series of objects inside them--has brought her from obsession to the edge of physical and psychological destruction. And she's losing hope of making a breakthrough before that happens. But the murders at the Cooper farmhouse didn't quite go according to plan. There was a survivor, Rowena's ten-year-old daughter Nell, who now holds the key to the killings. Injured, half-frozen, terrified, Nell has only one place to go. And that place could be even more dangerous than what she's running from. In this extraordinary, pulse-pounding debut, Saul Black takes us deep into the mind of a psychopath, and into the troubled heart of the woman determined to stop him"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 August #1
    *Starred Review* San Francisco detective Valerie Hart is the lead on a serial-killer case that has her obsessing like Ahab on the trail of Moby-Dick. The killer's ever-changing MO defies profiling and detection, with the only connection among the crimes being his baffling penchant for placing seemingly unrelated objects in his victims' bodies. But one evening as she's obsessively reviewing video of the latest victim's final hours, Valerie spots someone who prompts her interest. Meanwhile, the killer is still hunting and has left a young girl fighting for her life in an isolated Colorado cabin. Valerie, the killer, and young Nell each get their pieces of the narrative, which highlights the race toward a climax that has every indication of ending badly. Yes, all of the serial-killer staples are accounted for: self-destructing detective, slippery killer, and sympathetic future victims. But Black, a pseudonym for acclaimed dark-fantasy author Glen Duncan (The Last Werewolf, 2011), twists the formula with a killer who defies the coldly calculating criminal mastermind archetype, an unblinking willingness to off characters he's convinced readers to like, and a hokum-free thread of reawakening lost souls. A serial-murder tale in league with the best of Lauren Beukes and Chelsea Cain: that means must-read for those who like their psychological thrillers raw. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Saul Black is a pseudonym for Glen Duncan, the author of By Blood We Live, I, Lucifer, and many other books. He was chosen by both Arena and The Times Literary Supplement (London) as one of Britain's best young novelists. He lives in London.

Subject: San Francisco (Calif.) Fiction
Colorado Fiction
Psychopaths Fiction
Children of murder victims Fiction
Women Violence against Fiction
Women detectives Fiction
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
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