Midwinter, and it’s a freezing night in Leith, near Edinburgh’s red-light district. A policewoman’s flashlight stabs the darkness in a snow-covered cemetery. The circle of light stops on a colourless, dead face.
So begins the hunt for a serial murderer of prostitutes in Gillian Galbraith’s third Alice Rice mystery, The Dying of the Light. Partly inspired by the real-life killings of prostitutes in Ipswich, this novel explores a hidden world where sex is bartered for money and drugs.