Once she had been beautiful; now she was eight days dead, her body slashed repeatedly.
At first, she's just Jane Doe of Notting Hill, then DS Stella Mooney finds a suspect. But while he is in custody, another body is discovered, butchered in the same way.
It seems that Stella and her team are looking for that most dangerous of creatures: someone who kills to feed a terrible appetite. In fact they are up against something even more terrifying. There are two people involved; and one of them - the dominant one - is a woman . . .