Regular price: £19.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
OR
In Basket

Summary

Your face is a blur to him. But your body still bleeds.

The Farren family has been a plague upon Philadelphia's most dangerous neighbourhood, the Devil's Pocket, for generations. There, row after row of tumbledown houses hide dark secrets - none darker than Billy, the youngest Farren.

Afflicted by a syndrome that means he can't recognise faces, Billy must use photographs to identify his family - and his victims. And when your life has bled away, he takes a final, gruesome picture for his wall.

But what is the meaning of the horrific ritual Billy enacts with every murder? And is there any connection to a childhood event Detective Kevin Byrne has buried so well it's hidden even from his former partner, Jessica Balzano?

©2016 Richard Montanari (P)2015 Isis Publishing

Critic reviews

"Richard Montanari's writing is both terrifying and lyrical, a killer combination." (Tess Gerritsen)
"You turn the pages as if your very life depends on it." (Daily Mail)
"A master storyteller." (James Ellroy)
"Psychologically dark...hard to put down. A winner." (Nelson DeMille)
"Scary good!" (Lisa Gardner)

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Camera Shy

They usually say if a book is in a series don't they? That was a relatively new feature, sadly, they forgot this book and it is part of a great load of books; I'd recommend starting from the beginning as the relationship between the cop and the DA took a while to nurture.

Apart from that! this was a good thriller whereby a man is bumping off a seemingly random group of people and leaving behind a linen handkerchief with obscure words on it. Great narration, he did The Time Traveller's Wife so he's a pro!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful