'Ramsay handles her characters with aplomb, the dialogue crackles and the search for the killer has surprising twists and turns.'
In the attic of a deserted tenement, the body of a criminal is found hanging with his face horribly disfigured. Investigating officers DI Anderson and DS Costello believe he was a suspect in the decade-old rape and attempted murder of a young student. There are other similar cases on file. But the dead man didn’t act alone, he had an accomplice in his crimes, ‘Mr Click’, who is still on the loose.
When another young woman is brutally attacked, Anderson and Costello realise ‘Mr Click’ is at work again. And with the killings accelerating in pace, Anderson and Costello are determined to stop him at whatever cost.
Caro Ramsay is the Glaswegian author of the critically acclaimed DI Anderson and DS Costello series, the first of which, Absolution, was shortlisted for the CWA's New Blood Dagger for best debut of the year. The ninth book in the series, The Suffering of Strangers, was longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2018. She is available for press, events and workshops.