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In this room, no one can hear you scream…

The Serial Crimes Unit is called in to investigate when a local pastor is found stabbed to death. As DI Henley assesses the crime scene, she discovers a hidden door that conceals a room set up for torture – and bound to the bed in the middle of the room is the body of a man.

When another body is found, also tied down, Henley realises there’s someone out there torturing innocent people and leaving them for dead. But why?

There’s nothing that connects the victims. They didn’t know each other. Their paths never crossed. But someone has targeted them, and it’s up to Henley and the SCU to stop them before they find another binding room…

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher.

My Thoughts…

Another case for Detective Inspector Anjelica Henley and her team from the Serial Crime unit based in London draws them and readers into the dark world of disturbing religious rituals. Character-driven with authentic character backstories, development and flaws. It creates a credible ethos that gives credence to the horrific crimes. Disturbing at times, it relies on character reactions and short detailed descriptions to convey the crimes effectively. This urban thriller explores contemporary mental health issues, racism and political manipulation with insight and sensitivity through the balanced and believable characters.

I like the medley of personal and professional in the detectives’ lives and the dynamic within the team. The plot is impactful and relevant and builds to a satisfying conclusion.

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Author, blogger and book reviewer. I am the author of 'The Dragon Legacy' series and 'The Dangerous Gift'. Animal welfare supporter. Loves reading, writing, countryside walks, cookery and gardening, .

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