By Michael Kerr
Detective Inspector Laura Scott is creating a clean begin. Following the unintentional demise of her daughter, Kara, she has transferred from the Met as much as Yorkshire.The slower speed of existence and alter of scene proves priceless, up till 3 younger women are brutally murdered. Laura has to stand the truth that a serial killer is working on her patch, and the case dossier has landed on her desk.With no forensic facts or obvious purpose, Laura quickly - and unofficially - contacts an outdated pal who had additionally been her lover; Jim Elliott, an ex-FBI profiler now residing within the united kingdom and working a winning PR corporation in London.Jim reluctantly concurs to refer to at the case, to deliver his 'mind hunting' abilities to the help of Laura and her staff, to expectantly determine and recognize the homicidal maniac often called the Tacker.
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In fact, it was nothing he hadn’t said before. “I know you don’t like Tommy,” she said. “You think he has a perfect life, but he doesn’t, Dennis. ” “Yeah. He’s a killer. ” So was yours, Anne was tempted to say. What would he do? Would he react? Would that crack the hard shell? Would he break down and cry? Tommy Crane had been the object of Dennis’s jealousy and bullying. Outwardly, Tommy had appeared to have the perfect family. His father was a well-respected dentist with an office on Oak Knoll’s trendy—and expensive—pedestrian plaza.
She continued to look down into her cupped hands as if she could see visions there, pictures of Marissa Fordham and the people she knew. “She has this weird neighbor,” she said. “He’s seriously creepy. A couple of times he just showed up while I was here working with Marissa. She would say hello to him and he would just hang around, looking at her. He never had much to say. ” “Did Ms. ” “No. I was afraid of him,” she admitted. “That’s strange—don’t you think? ” “No. When I would say something about it, she would just shrug it off.
Vince held her and kissed the top of her head. “I should go back inside,” she said. ” Neither of them moved. ” Vince asked. “I have a class at one thirty, then an appointment with the ADA. I’m meeting Franny for a glass of wine at Piazza Fontana. ” “Me too, then,” he said. He brushed his lips across the shell of her ear. “And after dinner, I am going to make such sweet love to you, Mrs. Leone ... ” Anne smiled up at him. ” He shook his head, a grin tugging up one corner of his mouth. ” Vince walked her back to the front door of the hospital and kissed her good-bye.
A Deadly Compulsion by Michael Kerr