The person who she is so shocked to see when she is in London becomes a companion to Kate in trying to uncover the mystery of what really happened to her beloved Stephen, and what was going on behind the scenes at the Cold Research Unit. Ultimately Kate will be pursued on two fronts, both by her angry husband and by someone much worse, a terrifying killer driven on by his obsession with Kate and by the instructions of his sinister superior Dr Gaunt.
What an addictive read! This thriller, written by two authors combining their talents, had me picking it up again at every opportunity to read a page or two more because it was exciting and tense from fairly early on, and it successfully maintained the tension and my curiosity throughout, until the dramatic and revelatory ending. The main characters are flawed individuals who take wrong turns and make bad decisions at times; there were instances when I wished Kate had done something different, but the actions and decisions taken all add to the development of the story and lead us to a nail-biting conclusion. The terror Kate feels when confronted with Sampson is all too evident; 'When Sampson spoke, Kate had the sensation of being stroked by cold fingers. She could hear the darkness inside him.' If you are looking for an exciting, fast-paced thriller with twists, tension, and an element of romance, this could very well be the read for you.
Thank you to the publisher and the authors for sending me a copy of this novel to read and give an honest review.
The authors enjoyed substantial success when they initially self-published this title as an e-book, and it is now published by Harper in the UK and available in paperback and as an e-book.
You can visit the website for Louise Voss and Mark Edwards here and find out more about the authors, their books, and their writing partnership. You can also follow them on twitter @mredwards and @louisevoss1