It is a ferociously stormy night on the Island when 15-year-old Suzie is brutally stabbed to death. She is discovered by locals, held in the blood-smeared arms of Olly Matken, a schizophrenic teenager. "I didn't hurt her!" he says. "All I did was protect her from the devil." When psychologist Karen Taylor sees DCI Charlie Trench's name flash up on her mobile phone, she knows that she ought to ignore the call, but curiosity sends her headlong into a troubling case. Karen must decide; is Olly capable of murder? His psychologist doesn't think so, but the boy's own father seems to want to see his son charged. The only way to prove his innocence is to find out the identity of Olly's devil....
©2011 N.J. Cooper (P)2011 Soundings
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