Tim Johnson took his baby daughter out for a walk and she never made it home. Johnson claims he was assaulted and the girl was snatched. The police see a different crime, with Johnson their only suspect.
A year later, Sam Bryne is on course to be elected as one of the youngest MPs in Westminster. He’s tipped for the very top … until he vanishes.
Detectives Murphy and Rossi are tasked with discovering what has happened to the popular politician – and in doing so, they unearth a trail that stretches into the past, and crimes that someone is hell-bent on avenging.
Luca Veste uses masterful strokes to paint not only a vivid portrayal of his hometown, Liverpool, but also a gritty tale of intrigue and revenge.
Clearly the two stories of the missing baby girl and Sam Byrne are linked (and that’s not for me to tell you how), and to begin with it isn’t always clear where the author wants to take us, but once things get going, we are drip-fed information at just the right pace to ensure this dark police procedural is a page-turner.
Although this is the 4th Murphy and Rossi novel it can easily be read as a standalone.