He watches them from afar. He knows who they are and where they are. He is waiting in the dark...A stranger stalks the streets of Houghton le Spring and he is getting too close for comfort for Detective Inspector Lorraine Hunt.
Selina, the daughter of Lorraine's partner, DS Luke Daniels, is a beautiful and wilful sixteen year-old with a dark past.
Just as it seems she's finally getting back on her feet, she's attacked.
Is Selina's past catching up with her? Or is there an even more sinister motive to the assault?Before long, Lorraine and Luke's worst fears are realised, and a body is found.
A young woman, brutally murdered, her heart cut out, and in its place - a single white rose.
Soon the White Rose Killer steps up his campaign. Is DI Hunt imagining it, or does he have a message specially for her?
As he circles ever closer, nobody escapes suspicion and Lorraine faces her toughest case yet.
The closer the killer gets, the more elusive he becomes.
Lorraine is tested to the limit by a killer with no conscience, no remorse.
Just a pitiless hatred for the girls who inspire desire within him...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 06/12/2007
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780099490890
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Review by Corazie
This is probably the best in the Lorraine Hunt series. Full of twists and turns and turmoil and mystery.<br/><br/>My favourite part of this book is how real everything is. From everyone in a household crowding round the window to watch a police raid across the road (don't turn the light on or they'll see us watching!) to a daughter pushing the boundaries with a father she never knew she had.<br/><br/>The romance in this book builds slowly with the adult characters, but the teenage characters have exactly the right amount of young-impulsiveness that lets them love so freely and eagerly.<br/><br/>The crimes are gruesome and horrific, with a twisted killer and some unexpected deaths. Sheila Quigley is not afraid to kill some pretty awesome characters, who you think will hang around for at least a whole book. These deaths are shocking but just add to this already pretty amazing book.<br/><br/>One more to go, and I'll be quite sad when I get to the end of this series. I started reading it in high-school and it's stayed with me easily these past six or seven years.