The breakthrough thriller from a new talent in psychological crime...
Mark Nelson is a young police officer, newly assigned to the team of John Mackey - a highly decorated and successful detective and author of a best-selling true crime book based on his years of experience in catching killers. Mackey is a legend in the force, and it's a huge opportunity for Mark, who has dedicated his life to his job ever since the death of his girlfriend years before.
When a man is found burned to death in his own home, Mackey's team is thrown into an investigation that grows darker and more complex at every turn. The evidence points to a man known as the Fifty-Fifty Killer. His targets are young couples, whom he stalks and subjects to a single night of torture and manipulation, testing and destroying the love between them. Only one of them ever survives until dawn. And his victims include a former member of Mackey's team.
Soon afterwards, a young man walks into a police station badly tortured and with his memory in tatters. He knows only that his girlfriend is still being held captive in the woods he's escaped from. But the team know that by fleeing, the man has sealed his girlfriend's fate. If they can't piece together his experience by daybreak then she will die in his place. However, all is not what it seems....
©2007 Steve Mosby (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group
Loved the twists in the story, especially when the murderer was revealed through the kidnappings and how the police were duped.
Unfortunately the ending was a little predictable and for me the breakdown of the major character over emphasised.
Still a good listen.
Love audiobooks, keeps my hands free to do housework or drive.
took a while to get into the plot. hazy overall with various aspects remaining nebulous. plot is a bit haphazard but has a certain charm .
Surprisingly well written...
Thankfully the conclusion was as enjoyable as the rest of the book.
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