Since being knocked back down to PC, Lucy Clayburn has been pounding the beat waiting for the opportunity to make amends for her past failure. When a string of sexual killings start up on her patch, Lucy volunteers to go undercover.
Posing as a prostitute, Lucy must delve deep into the criminal underworld, but forces conspire against her and secrets, which had been better left unknown, could prove fatal for both her career and her life.
Can Lucy stop the killer before she strikes again or is Lucy herself now in the firing line?
Paul Finch never fails to bring suspense and nail-biting action to his books and this one is no exception. Great to have a strong female lead. Lucy’s character has had her share of cock-ups in the past and, as hard as she tries, they are always lurking. When this operation is opened up for her she goes at it full steam, not only to prove to her bosses that she can do it but also to prove to herself. The action and suspense throughout kept me turning pages, and one of the things that I really like about Paul’s books is that the main lead never comes away unscathed, showing both the physical and emotional vulnerability of the character. The twists in the story line are somewhat unexpected, although I did have a feeling about one plot twist in this one before it was revealed.
Another great read. Not sure whether it is going to be a series, but I would definitely read more stories based around this character.
So excited to find out that the next Mark Heckenburg book is due out in spring 2017. Absolutely love this character and it gives me a chance to re-read the series again. Maybe there will be a Mark/Lucy joint story in the future?