Such a thrilling thriller: tautly plotted, peopled by well-drawn and convincing characters, with suspense and suprises aplenty. DCI Erica Foster may be on her first outing with Robert Bryndza, but she comes with a strong and tragic back story as well as a fine investigative instinct and good leadership skills. Newly arrived in London, she hits the ground running when required to head up a politically sensitive murder enquiry. The situation escalates and she faces incredible challenges from outside influences and interference, as well as personal danger. As the cover says, it's a serial killer thriller, blessed with pace and fine writing. I am so glad there is not long to wait before Erica is back in the incident room on a new case, she's a great character.