´Contains the most tense and serpentine interrogation scenes outside of John Le Carré´ -
This is the case she imagined. Precision-cut and savage, lithe and momentous.
Antoinette Conway, the tough, abrasive detective from The Secret Place, is still on the Murder squad, but only just. She´s partnered up with Stephen Moran now, and that´s going well - but the rest of her working life isn´t. Antoinette doesn´t play well with others, and there´s a vicious running campaign in the squad to get rid of her. She and Stephen pull a case that at first looks like a slam-dunk lovers´ tiff. All she and her partner have to do is track down Lover Boy and bring him in. Then it´ll be back to business as usual, watching from a distance as the real detectives go up against the psychopaths. Except when Antoinette takes a good look at the victim´s face, she realises she´s seen her somewhere before. And suddenly the conviction that there´s a different answer takes her breath away.