How far would you go to protect your darkest secrets?
When teenager Sadie Winter jumps from the roof of her school, her death is ruled as suicide – a final devastating act from a troubled girl. But then the broken body of a young boy is discovered at the same school and it’s clear to Detective Kim Stone that these deaths are not tragic accidents.
As Kim and her team begin to unravel a dark web of secrets, one of the teachers could hold the key to the truth. Yet just as she is about to break her silence, she is found dead.
With more children’s lives at risk, Kim has to consider the unthinkable - whether a fellow pupil could be responsible for the murders. Investigating the psychology of children that kill brings the detective into contact with her former adversary, Dr Alex Thorne – the sociopath who has made it her life’s work to destroy Kim.
Desperate to catch the killer, Kim finds a link between the recent murders and an initiation prank that happened at the school decades earlier. But saving these innocent lives comes at a cost – and one of Kim’s own might pay the ultimate price.
The utterly addictive new crime thriller from the Number One bestselling author – you will be gripped until the final shocking twist.
Readers love Detective Kim Stone:
‘Utterly gripping and compelling…It left my head spinning. I'm exhausted, really I am. My mind is totally blown.’ (5 stars) Novel Deelights
‘I was well and truly gripped…had me hook, line and sinker until the shocking end … knocked me well and truly off my feet. Brilliant!’ (5 stars) By the Letter Book Reviews
‘Hooked from the very first page and had me enthralled all the way through. The last dozen or so chapters had me holding my breath … This is the best book I’ve read, by the best author on the shelves.’ (5 stars) Nigel Adams Book Worm
‘OH. MY. GOD!!!!!! … It hits you right in the face from the first page to the last, bang! – cliff-hanger; bang! – twist; BANG!! – ANOTHER jaw-dropping moment and it is written to perfection … fast, chilling and thrilling; you will laugh, you will cry and my god you will wish it never ended; it is, quite simply perfect.' (5 stars) Emma the Little Book Worm
‘Grips you by the throat and doesn't let you go to the last heart-pumping chapter...couldn't swipe the pages quick enough as I attempted and failed miserably to guess where this dark and thrilling tale was leading...Hell yes.’ (5 stars) The Book Review Café
‘I read it in one gripping sitting as I just couldn't tear myself away...my favourite female detective of all time...There can't be a crime fan left in the world who hasn't discovered this series yet but if there is and you are one of them, go and read them all immediately. Some of the best crime fiction ever written.’ (5 stars) Book Addict Shaun
‘Absolutely fantastic gripping thriller right from the off … keeps you in suspense right up until the last twist that you never see coming…brilliant’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘Will have you gripped from start to finish. I devoured it in a matter of hours I simply couldn't put it down … I was literally on the edge of my seat with anticipation wanting to know what was going to happen next … a must read’ (5 stars) Chelle’s Book Reviews
‘Love it, love it, love it! If I could give this more than 5 stars I would. Suffice to say this is a 5++++++++ star read once again for me. I would put this story alongside books from authors such as James Patterson.’ Fiona’s Book Reviews