Synopsis: Emma didn’t know how long he hid in the large Victorian wardrobe to the side of her single bed. She didn’t know how long he peered between the two heavy oak doors, and watched, as she slowly drifted into fitful sleep. She didn’t know what time he pushed the doors open and crept towards her in the darkness of the night.
Detective Inspector Gravel finds himself faced with a difficult case when a local nineteen-year-old university student is abducted and imprisoned by a sadistic serial killer, who has already tortured and killed at least five young women.
Can Gravel find the girl and stop the murderer?
He will learn that the greater the evil, the deadlier the game…
My review: I found this book quite frustrating. It had an excellent premise but I didn’t think it lived up to it. I was left wanting a whole lot more. I’m not sure why it’s classed as a DI Gravel book as he was barely in it. The ending happened way too fast and the last chapter just made no sense to me at all.
It didn’t give me anything to connect with any of the characters. I would have liked more of Emma; how she was feeling, her thought process for escape, dealing with her injuries. It was sadly lacking. I really don;t like giving less than 3 stars for a book but sadly this one didn’t hit many positive notes for me.
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