AN INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER & RICHARD AND JUDY PICK
‘You won’t put it down’ ―PATRICIA CORNWELL
‘Will keep you up all night’ ― JEFFERY DEAVER
12-year-old Sophie and her mother, Amelia-Rose, move to London from Massachusetts where they meet the charismatic Matty Melgren, who quickly becomes an intrinsic part of their lives. But as the relationship between the two adults fractures, a serial killer begins targeting young women with a striking resemblance to Amelia-Rose.
When Matty is eventually sent down for multiple murders, questions remain as to his guilt—questions which ultimately destroy both women. Nearly twenty years later, Sophie receives a letter from Battlemouth Prison informing her Matty is dying and wants to meet. It looks like Sophie might finally get the answers she craves.
But will the truth set her free—or bury her deeper?
‘Full of quiet menace’ ―TM LOGAN
‘Chilling and compulsive’―CARA HUNTER
’Totally original’ ―ABIGAIL DEAN
"Psycho meets Silence of the Lambs"
One killer on the loose. Another setting the rules. A profiler caught in the middle.
A serial killer is terrorising London, removing a body part from each victim and leaving in its place a single pink rose.
Dr Vernon Sange, a multiple murderer awaiting extradition, seems to know the culprit’s identity– but he’ll only talk to profiler Ziba MacKenzie, the woman responsible for putting him away. Though there’s something he wants in return from her. And time is running out.
With one killer whispering in her ear and another running rings around the police, Ziba must play a game in which only her opponent knows the rules and the forfeit is death.
“Ziba MacKenzie is tough, smart and funny—I loved her!” —M. W. Craven
“Crime fiction at its finest”—Phoebe Morgan
“I couldn’t stop reading”—Amy Lloyd
He’s looking for his next victim. She looks just like his last.
Primrose Hill, London. Offender Profiler Ziba Mackenzie arrives at the scene of a gruesome murder with a disturbing sense of déjà vu. Nine days earlier, another woman’s body was found: same location, same MO, same physical appearance. For the police, it’s clear a new serial killer is on the loose. But for Ziba, it’s even more sinister – because the victims look just like her.
Ziba has been the focus of a killer’s interest before and knows that if she gets too close again this case could be her last. Still, she’s not one to play by the rules – especially when her secret investigation into her husband’s murder begins to attract unwanted attention.
With someone watching her every step, can Ziba uncover what connects the two victims before she becomes one herself?
“Right up there with Lee Child and Simon Toyne for thrills and spills” —Suzy Quinn
“Pacy and intriguing” —Kate London
“Taut and twisty” —David Hewson
Preview: Chapter 1
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Ziba MacKenzie profiles killers. Now one is profiling her.
Rush hour, London: Ex-Special Forces profiler, Ziba MacKenzie is on a packed commuter train when it collides with a derailed freight wagon. After the crash, a dying woman passes on a cryptic message, and a serial killer dormant for twenty-five years strikes again.
As the London Lacerator prepares to rain terror on the capital, Ziba scrambles to piece together a profile in the hope of predicting his next move. But the closer she gets to uncovering his identity, the closer he gets to destroying hers.
“I raced through this gripping, dark thriller” —Laura Marshall
“For fans of a stylish fast-paced thriller, BLOOD FOR BLOOD delivers on the nail” —Kate Hamer
“Complex and thrilling” —Kevin Wignall