A break-neck-speed thriller from Dreda Say Mitchell, author of the Flesh and Blood trilogy.
Teenager Nikki Bell is the only witness to the brutal murder of two members of her family and their cleaner. She’s lucky to be alive. But the murder isn’t a one-off. It’s part of a bigger, more violent attack planned on affluent families in the area – and now Nikki, as the only living witness, is a dangerous threat to the well-orchestrated scheme.
As the net draws tighter around the killers, DI Rio Wray must do whatever it takes to keep Nikki alive. But when you’re dealing with criminals, there’s no line they won’t cross… In a kill-or-be-killed-world, who will be first to pull the trigger?
In DI Rio Wray, Dreda Say Mitchell has created a terrific character... Say Mitchell has positioned herself as the most authentic chronicler of crime and punishment in multiracial London
A meaty mixture of whodunnit and witness-protection saga...zippy, twisty plot...and a bevvy of memorable supporting goodies and baddies
The Sunday Times
A vivid and original take on the police procedural and a very enjoyable novel
Jessica Mann, Literary Review
In this thoughtful but thrilling tale, Mitchell's wonderful creation DI Rio Wray has to cope with racism from
a colleague as well as protecting the life of a 16-year-old girl who has witnessed a brutal triple murder.
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