Aidan Poole logs onto his laptop late at night to Skype his girlfriend, Zoe. But to his horror, he realizes she is not alone.
Completely helpless, all he can do is listen to the sounds of a violent struggle. And then a chilling silence.
He’s desperate to find out if she is OK. But then why is he so hesitant to call the police?
When his messages finally reach them, DCI Jonah Sheens and his team take the case – and discover the body. . .
I loved Gytha Lodge’s first novel and her second is just as compelling – we have the same detective team but as with the last book the story is mostly driven by the group dynamic of the characters caught up in a murder…
Zoe dies, watched in part from afar by someone with a lot to lose should he report it – from then on in we have a beautifully plotted and presented mystery with insightful twists and turns, an eclectic and absorbing set of darkly intriguing suspects leading towards an unpredictable outcome.
Gytha Lodge does an excellent mash up of psychological thriller, police procedural and character study which is why the stories engage me so thoroughly.