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Summary

AN INTENSELY CREEPY SERIAL KILLER THRILLER DEBUT, FOR FANS OF CHRIS CARTER AND M. W. CRAVEN.

Death is an art, and he is the master....

Three glass cabinets appear in London's Trafalgar Square containing a gruesome art installation: the floating corpses of three homeless men. Shock turns to horror when it becomes clear that the bodies are real.

The cabinets are traced to @nonymous - an underground artist shrouded in mystery who makes a chilling promise: MORE WILL FOLLOW.

Eighteen years ago, Detective Inspector Grace Archer escaped a notorious serial killer. Now, she and her caustic DS, Harry Quinn, must hunt down another.

As more bodies appear at London landmarks and murders are livestreamed on social media, their search for @nonymous becomes a desperate race against time. But what Archer doesn't know is that the killer is watching their every move - and he has his sights firmly set on her....

He is creating a masterpiece. And she will be the star of his show.

©2021 David Fennell (P)2021 Bonnier Books Ltd

Critic reviews

"I flew through it [...] tense, gripping and brilliantly inventive." (Simon Lelic)

"Unsettling, fast-paced, suspenseful and gripping [...] Excellent." (Will Dean)

"A serial killer thriller with the darkest of hearts." (Fiona Cummins)

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not for me

predictable and narrator's voices for other characters made me wish I had read the book instead of listened to it

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Brilliant book.

First off. The most important… the narrator in my opinion is very good. No annoying bad accents. Clear and easy to listen to.

The book is really good. Kind of guessed who the killer was about half way though but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the rest of the book. A really good police procedure story.
Pleased to see that this authors next book is written using the same characters and narrator so off to listen to that one next.

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Loved it.

I really enjoyed this book, I thought I knew who the murderer was, then I didn’t. It’s a bit gruesome in places but completely appropriate gruesomeness. The narration by Jess Nesling was superb and she really bought the character alive. A definite 5* from me.

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Brilliant book

What an absolutely compelling listen. Cat and mouse at its most deadly, between police and a serial killer, who chooses their victims in the name of art. A dark descent into depravity of the most entertaining kind! Highly recommended!

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Good read but a bit predictable the narrator is good and would listen to another one