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I step out of my hiding place; now comes the thrill. My hand goes around his neck as I pull him close. He struggles, and his shoes skid across the walkway. Then I push. The splash resonates around the silent canal, but he never makes a sound.

There isn’t a serial killer stalking the canals of Detective Sergeant Carrie Flynn’s hometown of Manchester. That’s what the police tell the local community, but Carrie knows that just isn’t true. Six years, a dozen victims…Carrie spends every night alone in her flat, going back over the hundreds of files, looking for the missing clue.  

Now, another person has vanished, only this time the police haven’t found a body. Carrie knows all too well what it feels like to have someone you love disappear without a trace. Her sister has been missing for 20 years, and Carrie will never stop searching for her. 

The victim’s relatives are distraught, and Carrie has no answers to give them. But why does the mother not want to answer questions? Who is the mysterious girl next door? What secrets are this family hiding? 

Then Carrie finally gets a breakthrough; years ago, she caught a glimpse of the killer and the distinctive tattoo on his arm. When she finds a picture of this tattoo, she knows she’s close at last. Carrie wasn’t there when her sister needed her most, but she will spend the rest of her life making sure no more twisted souls walk free. 

Can she finally solve the case that has cast a long shadow over her career, and will the demons in her own past help her to catch this deadly killer?

©2019 Jeanette Hewitt (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 24-08-19

Not the police procedural I expected

I couldn’t put this down so that says something, right? It is much less a police procedural as it is a psychological thriller although thriller is not the right word either.

DS Carrie Flynn had a rough upbringing (That’s about all we’re told until the Epilogue.) Now she’s assigned a case of several bodies being found in the Manchester canals, killed by “The Pusher.” The latest suspected victim is a young man whose body has not been recovered. His single mother, her next door neighbor, and a few others are hiding secrets. DS Flynn and her partner are secondary characters despite this being the first book in the Detective Carrie Flynn series. There was not much police work described and I was, frankly, disappointed in some of the things they didn’t do. (Why wasn’t Jordan’s room searched first thing?)

The book was written in the third person except for the chapters that are from The Pusher’s POV.

This would normally have been a 3 star book for me. I added another star because, for some reason, it kept me interested. And the narration was good.

I’ll be interested in a subsequent book in the series.

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  • Scotty
  • 11-10-19

Didn't enjoy it.

Sorry to have to write a negative review, but between the way the story is written, and how the narrator read it, I found it to be uninteresting and monotonous. I did finish the book, but will have to return it.
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  • elizabeth shakeri
  • 18-08-19

Perdect thriller and family tale

Loved it, couldn't put it down. Gentle thriller unfolding so that any one can relate to the characters. Narrated perfectly, just wanted to hear every word.

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  • mills
  • 27-08-19

Easy listening

Really like the narrator which is why I got the book. Easy to follow, good story line.

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  • Liz Ryan
  • 25-04-20

Not for me

6 chapters in and I couldn’t care less. I couldn’t engage with the story. It was too slow to grab me. Sorry. :-( I gave up.

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  • jayne massey
  • 22-11-19

Not at all as expected, but not in a good way!

If you read the synopsis of this book, it sounds very much like a taught crime thriller. The crime and Detective elements are the B story. Instead it should be described as a gritty family drama that happens to based around a murder investigation.
It's not an awful story, it's just not at all as it's described to be, it's arguable that the main detective is arguably not at all the protagonist.
I just feel this should be marked as a family drama.

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  • stephanie
  • 26-08-19

Gripping read

Excellent book. Well written and well read. i was totally absorbed. Great characterisation and vivid descriptions. I thoroughly recommend this book and look forward to a sequel.