From the author of such acclaimed novels as Under Cover of Daylight comes an electrifying, suspense-filled mystery-thriller about a female forensic photographer on the trail of a brutal killer with ties to her past.
When Alexandra Rafferty was a girl, something unspeakably cruel happened to her on a summer afternoon. Only her father knew about it – or so she thought. Now a forensic photographer for the Miami PD, Alexandra remains haunted by that horrible day, and it colours all of her relationships. Stan, her emotionally estranged and loutish husband, drives a Brins armoured car and has his own mindbending agenda. Her now-ageing, not-altogether-there father is more and more dependent and less and less dependable. And her work photographing crime scenes has become a life-consuming obsession.
Now Alexandra is about to get caught up in a gruesome series of rape-murders that seem to speak to her long-hidden past. But before she can understand the killer’s message, her personal life spins out of control, sending Alexandra on the run – from her husband, from the crooks after him, from a surprisingly persistent boyfriend, and from a killer who’s bent on making sure Alexandra won’t live long enough to translate his message.