When a high-profile murder lands literally at her feet, Detective Emilia Hart sees a chance to expand her caseload beyond the endless succession of domestic violence matters she is forced to investigate. But this is no simple investigation.
Another body turns up, then another. Then more – a lot more. All men, all shot, with a similar MO. It’s not until a manifesto taking credit for the crimes is published by a group calling themselves Daughters of Eve that Hart confirms a link between the victims: all of them had been perpetrators themselves. All had offended against women or children. Few had been charged with those crimes – and none convicted.
As panic sets in and chaos rules the streets, the police draw ever closer to the Daughters of Eve, but the serial killer continues to elude them. Again, Hart sees something that everyone else has missed. And what that is, she cannot believe.
A stunning debut that will take you to the edge and dare you to look down.
What an incredible debut novel. This novel explodes off the page and I do believe this is an author to watch out for.
But this is a book that will haunt you and make you question what you can do to change this all-too-realistic atrocity. It will also make you cry but also make you scream, desperate to do something about the reality of it all.
I read this book in one sitting. While I figured out the twist in the first few pages (hate that… one of the drawbacks of the job), I could not put it down. It was very much a character driven novel, as much as it was about the subject. And it’s not a subject to overlook.
I wish I could say more about it but it would be giving too much away.
This novel not for the feint of heart, and it desperately needs trigger warnings.Since there are no trigger warnings, I will add them: This book contains domestic and sexual violence against women and children, as well as blatant misogyny.
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