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‘As twisty and tasty a crime thriller as anyone could wish for’ The Daily Mail

‘Tense and thrilling, a wonderful twist and great back story’ Barbara Nadel

In the dead of winter Homicide Detective Alice Madison is sent to the remote town of Ludlow, Washington, to investigate an unspeakable crime.

Together with her partner Detective Sergeant Kevin Brown and crime scene investigator Amy Sorensen, Madison must first understand the killer’s motives…but the dark mountains that surround Ludlow know how to keep their secrets and that the human heart is wilder than any beast’s.

As the killer strikes again Madison and her team are under siege. And as they become targets Madison realises that in the freezing woods around the pretty town a cunning evil has been waiting for her.

‘This is crime fiction for connoisseurs. With precision and poetry, Giambanco unfolds a delicious tale . . . First Class stuff’ William Shaw

Reviews

This is crime fiction for connoisseurs. With precision and poetry, Giambanco unfolds a delicious tale of a dark sequence of crimes that rips apart a small, apparently perfect rural town . . . First Class stuff.
William Shaw, author of Birdwatcher
Tense and thrilling, a wonderful twist and great back story - a really great procedural
Barbara Nadel

Detective Alice Madison