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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Breckenridge Public Library DYE (Text) 33500013087325 New Checked out 07/15/2020
Breckenridge Public Library DYE (Text) 33500013087333 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062797704
  • ISBN: 0062797700
  • Physical Description: 435 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

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"Detectives Ruth Lake and Greg Carver race to stop a serial killer who makes his victims into centerpieces of macabre works of art. While Britain is obsessed with the newest hit true-crime television show, Fact, or Fable?, detectives Ruth Lake and Greg Carver are tormented by a fiendish flesh-and-blood killer on the loose. Lured to a "crime scene" by a mysterious digital invitation, Ruth Lake is horrified by what she finds: a bizarre and gruesome tableau surrounded by a crowd of gawkers. The deadly work is the latest "art installation" designed by a diabolical criminal dubbed the Ferryman. Not only is this criminal cold-blooded; he's a narcissistic exhibitionist desperate for an audience. He's also clever at promoting his deadly handiwork. Exploiting England's current true-crime craze, he uses social media to titillate and terrorize the public. Ruth is joined in the investigation by her partner Greg Carver, who is slowly regaining his strength after a run-in with another sadistic criminal. But Greg can't seem to shake the bewildering effects of the head wound that nearly ended him. Are the strange auras blurring his vision an annoying side effect of his injury, or could they be something more . . . a tool to help him see a person's true nature? In this utterly engrossing and thrilling tale of suspense, a pair of seasoned detectives face off against a wickedly smart and inventive psychopath in a tense, bloody game that leads to a shocking end."--Publisher description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    Subject to sudden paralysis and overly sensitized by the brain injury suffered in Splinter in the Blood (2018), Detective Greg Carver is back on the job, and his partner, Ruth Lake, is covering for his shortcomings while healing from her own wounds. In six months, 12 twentysomething Liverpool men have simply vanished, and the city is obsessed with a hoodie-clad figure they call the Ferryman, who has an Instagram account that is trending big time. Digital invitations lead the team to a series of horrifying crime scenes. The missing men have fallen prey to a sadistic killer who stages their body parts within "exhibitions" as "art," along with various recordings of their deaths. In a riveting investigation, a true-crime-crazed public creates a new folk hero and helps him avoid capture. Dyer is the pen name of UK crime writer Margaret Murphy and forensic scientist Helen Pepper, who provide a grimly authentic narrative and deeply defined characters, although the ending may make readers wonder if they really know Ruth at all. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Police > England > Fiction.
Social media > Fiction.
Serial murder investigation > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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