The tabloids call him Herod. A barbaric serial killer who mutilates pregnant women and dumps their bodies in London streets.
DCI Rosen calls him the Devil. A disturbed and twisted man who follows an ancient occult text said to be hell's answer to the bible.
Then a new victim is abducted. DCI Rosen knows that time is running out to save her. But if he enters the killer's lair, he will find that there are far worse things than death...
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Mark Roberts was born and raised in Liverpool. He was a teacher for twenty years and now works with children with severe learning difficulties. He is the author of What She Saw, which was longlisted for a CWA Gold Dagger.
Every night a family dies.
While a blizzard rages through the streets of Liverpool, a family of six are being slaughtered in their beds. Their mutilated bodies have been dragged onto the landing to form a strange pattern. None of the neighbours heard a sound.
Every day she tries to save them.
DCI Eve Clay is at a loss. Who would risk capture to arrange their victims so precisely? Somewhere in her mind, a long-buried memory flickers. But this is no time for hunches. She must find the killers before they strike again.
But time is running out...
The man who calls himself Vindici broke out of prison last year. Now he's filmed himself torturing and killing paedophiles in Liverpool's affluent suburbs. Half the city are celebrating: the streets are safer for their children. But for DCI Eve Clay and her team at the Merseyside Police, it's a nightmare. Their job is to solve the crimes and lock up the killer – hard enough without being despised by the public they are trying to protect.
And now, just when they think they've cracked the case, they receive a photo of Vindici, at a Day of The Dead parade in Mexico. So if Vindici is 5,000 miles away, who are they hunting in Liverpool? DCI Eve Clay must draw on all her cunning to unmask a killer who is somehow always one step ahead...
DCI Eve Clay is on her way to try and interview the victim, when another case is called in. Two Polish migrant workers have been found dead in their burnt out flat. But this is no normal house fire. The men's bodies were set alight, after the killer had clinically removed both of their hearts.
Then reports come in that the Czech girl's mother has disappeared.
Then Clay and her team receive an anonymous call. Somone else will die before the day ends.