Dead bodies are piling up for Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel. Usually when a serial killer is on the loose, the pressure would be building to find the perpetrator but the victims are all hardened criminals themselves. The national media can’t believe their luck with an apparent vigilante on the streets, while Jessica’s new boss seems grateful someone else is doing their job for them. But things aren’t so straightforward when forensics matches blood from the apparent killer to a man already behind bars.
This is the second book in the Jessica Daniel’s series. Jessica is assigned a murder case when a young drug dealer has been killed. A few days later, two other men who are also well known with the police are found dead. All three victims have suffered the same fate… one stab wound to the neck and two to the chest.
The press are referring to the serial killer as the “Vigilante Killer” and some are commending the murderer. But to make this case more complicated the only evidence that has been found is hair and blood which match a man who is currently serving life in prison.
This was a good book kept at a reasonable pace which left you hanging at the end of some chapters. I didn’t feel the urgency in the writing where I just wanted to finish it and see what happens.
As mentioned at the start of the review this is the second book in the series and if you picked this up before reading the first book you would get by just fine. However, the plot of the first book is mentioned in this one so I would personally recommend reading them in order.