By Laura Lippman
When manhattan Times bestselling writer Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan investigates 5 chilly case murders, she doesn’t count on the research to become personal…
Tess Monaghan concurs to appear right into a sequence of unsolved homicides that date again over the last six years although the project originates from a troubling resource: filthy rich Baltimore benefactor Luisa O’Neal, who was once either instrumental in launching Tess’s current profession and in detail attached with the homicide of Tess’s former boyfriend.
Apart from the suspicion that every loss of life was once the results of household violence, not anything else turns out to attach them. 5 lives—four ladies, one man—ended in numerous methods. the single factor the 5 circumstances appear to have is they are actually ice chilly. Tess’ look for the connecting threads takes her past the attraction urban limits and into dangerously unexpected territory. With assistance from a police officer keen about bringing a assassin down, she follows scant leads into the remotest corners of Maryland, the place a psychopath can disguise as simply within the cloth of a tiny, rough-hewn fishing neighborhood as within the alleys and shadows of bustling Baltimore.
As she strays faraway from every thing that’s commonplace and secure in her existence, Tess is all of sudden solid right into a terrifying cat-and-mouse video game with an creative slayer who adjustments identities as frequently and without difficulty as garments. yet eventually, a unmarried hyperlink to the murders emerges. regrettably, it really is Tess.